All work and no play makes for a dull Mac user. So when I need a few minutes decompression, I usually head over to Sporcle to while away the moments taking an online quiz or two.
These aren’t the “Which Obscure Muppet Are You?” or “Which Shade of Blue Best Describes Your Personality?” quizzes that litter Facebook. (“Lew Zealand” and “Navy Blue,” by the way.) Rather, Sporcle’s quizzes give you a category—Most Populous Cities in each U.S. State, say, or Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame—and make you type in as many correct names you can think of in a set amount of time. Not exactly MENSA-level brainteasers, but it makes me feel like I’m taxing the ol’ gray matter a little bit, even if I am goofing off.
Also, I enjoy it when Sporcle’s quizzes touch on the Mac universe—as one of today’s entries did.
Me, I got 19 out of 20. I comfort myself with the knowledge that the one person I missed was apparently only correctly identified by 1.2 percent of the 28,000 or so people who’ve taken the quiz as of 3:30 p.m. PT Wednesday. (A criticism: The quiz would be more challenging if it didn’t feature mug shots of each of the 20 “Think Different” personalities. But that’s a minor quibble.)