Since 2007, people across the globe have created over 1.4 million quizzes on Sporcle, a media and entertainment website and business focused on trivia. With 100 million page views per month, Sporcle’s popularity has even extended beyond digital, giving way to a pub trivia business.
Founded by Matt Ramme, Sporcle was originally a place intended to allow people to make predictions on sports events. Upon initial launch, the site didn't gain as much traction as Ramme wanted. So, Ramme kept the site’s name - a portmanteau of “sports” and "oracle,” but decided instead to create a quiz about U.S. presidents.
“If you know your presidents, you’re going to get crossword answers, you’re going to do well in Jeopardy,” Ramme explained in a 2016 Sporcle video. The quiz took off and received a big boost in traffic from an online news aggregator.