It's not just dictators who like to change the names of things. Regular people do it too. Usually for money. Sometimes, we even change the names of things that we eat to make them sound more appetizing. In that spirit, here are some foods whose names have changed throughout history.
If you were paying attention last year, you noticed that we changed our quizzes in honor of the glorious former leader of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. In March 2019, the Parliament of Kazakhstan honored Mr. Nazarbayev by changing the name of the capital from Astana to Nur-Sultan in his honor. We were only too happy to follow suit.
But let's not forgot the wonderful name changes imposed by some of Nursultan's cousins throu
Another year is in the books. Which new quizzes got the most unique 5 star ratings in 2019?
We recently added a new feature to JetPunk - user blogs.
Once upon a time, we had a quiz on our site called "The Most Important People in History". It was based on a book by author Michael H. Hart. And while it was one of our most popular quizzes, I didn't like it. In my opinion, Hart's list of history's 100 most influential people had some major problems. I thought we could do better. So I made my own list.
Another year has come and gone. Which new quizzes got the most unique 5 star ratings in 2018?
If you create a new quiz, you might notice that things look different. We've made some pretty substantial changes to the quiz editor. Most of the changes happened behind the scenes, but here are a few of the new features.
I made some small changes to the site today that I probably should have done awhile ago. Going forward, users will need to reach level 10 to comment and level 15 to create quizzes. The purpose of this is to reduce the labor required to run the site. I hope that it won't inconvenience too many people. These levels are super easy to obtain, and I think it will reduce the amount of low quality content.
What's the fastest time on the Countries of the World quiz? It's a question that many people have asked, but I couldn't answer. It's really easy to cheat so just looking at the stats isn't enough.
Originally promised by the of the year, and then "in a couple weeks" ever since, the JetPunk photo quiz editor is finally here!
We are pleased to introduce our new feature: comment editing!
Several people have e-mailed me to ask how a quiz becomes eligible for points.
The short answer is this: quizzes that are featured on the front page are eligible for points. These quizzes are selected by me - the JetPunk quizmaster. I keep an eye on all the quizzes that are submitted, and choose my favorite ones to feature.
I've been working hard this week to bring some new features to JetPunk. Here they are!
It's a well-known fact that humans are continuously improving at nearly every sport and game. In fact, today's high schoolers are often performing at a level that would have set world records 80 years ago. It's a remarkable testament to modern training methods and the hard work of modern athletes. But there's just one problem. It might not be true.
Some users have asked how to make SVG maps like the ones we have in our quizzes here and here. It's a somewhat complicated process that took me a long time to learn. I hope that this article will save time for people who are trying to make maps of their own. Warning: This article assumes expert level computer skills.
I recently finished my state flags quiz. It took a lot of boring work to finish. So I rewarded myself by writing this fun article, ranking the state flags from best to worst.
A few days ago, we brought you names that have gone out of style. I thought it might be a good idea to do the opposite, and find names that are new. Here is a list of American names that are now in the top 50 for their gender, but that never once appeared in the top 1,000 before 1960.
What do the names Shirley, Mildred, Judy, and Shannon have in common? At one time, they were among the 20 most popular names for girls in the United States. However, by the year 2015, they had fallen out of the top 1,000.