I've always had a difficult time remembering peoples names -- especially movie characters and celebrities -- so I've recently been trying harder to improve. This game is a fun attempt at solving two problems at once.
Currently, the pool of celebrities comes from the Wikipedia categories for American actors
. It includes every person in each of those categories for whom a picture is available -- about 5300 men and 4200 women. This will be expanded soon.
How is popularity determined?
The Wikimedia API
provides monthly Wikipedia pageview metrics which I used to determine popularity.
Images are sourced from Wikipedia and may be subject to copyright. Click on the images to find their original source and licensing on the Wikimedia Commons.