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By: Connor Lenahan
“Since when is it noon?” This is a question I asked myself almost every day this week. Why? Because I had spent my down time in the office playing the most addictive website in human history. I speak of Sporcle.
Sporcle is a website that revolves around brain games. It could be a test to see if you can name every state in the country, or their capitals. It could be naming every song by Steely Dan (a quiz I sadly did not get 100% on). Just about anything you could think of.
There are difference tests to take, all of them timed, that challenge your knowledge. It is not only fun to play against the test but to challenge friends to establish dominance. I say this because my brain is freakily wired for Sporcle. When there are tests that give you a few seconds of a song and ask you to name it I normally clean up. On one such test, one designed around the top 50 songs of 2004, I was able to get 37/50 on my first try on one listen. They only gave you ten seconds of the songs. I challenged my friend Montana to this and she quickly replied “THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.” That’s fair, given that we were in fourth grade when these songs came out, and I somehow remembered 74% of them, off the top of my head, a decade later.
So if you have some time tomorrow or tonight where you will just be sitting around the internet, feel free to fall into the wonderful world of Sporcle headfirst. It’s a ton of fun. And please, challenge me at will. I am hyper competitive on this site. It’s on like Donkey Kong.
I’m embarrassed for myself that I just said that. I apologize.
Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.