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Common Sense Test Quiz - Part 5 of Common Sense Quiz Test

  1. During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.
  2. Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R.
  3. The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens.
  4. Tarantulas can live up to 30 years.
  5. On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.
  6. More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles.
  7. One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
  8. The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.
  9. The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  10. In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year.
  11. The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried.
  12. The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long.
  13. Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute.
  14. Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world.
  15. There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR.
  16. The word Spain means "the land of rabbits.".
  17. In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
  18. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban.
  19. Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power.
  20. The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles.
  21. In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of French fries.
  22. In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene.
  23. The movie "Chicken Run" made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie.
  24. During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become ‘The Steagles’.
  25. The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms.
  26. Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.
  27. When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born.
  28. The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.
  29. The average American kid will eat approximately 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation.
  30. Goats do not have upper front teeth.
  1. It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones.
  2. There are about 6,800 languages in the world.
  3. Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate.
  4. By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.
  5. Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
  6. Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates.
  7. On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
  8. The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was "Spud.".
  9. A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated.
  10. The fastest shark is the "Shortfin Mako," which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour.
  11. The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet.
  12. Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.
  13. The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.
  14. In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.
  15. A slug has four noses.
  16. Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest.
  17. The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism.
  18. Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
  19. Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.
  20. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
  21. There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people.
  22. The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items.
  23. The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds.
  24. The name of the famous snack "Twinkies" was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said "Twinkle Toe Shoes.".
  25. The word "Nazi" is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party.
  26. The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing.
  27. The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages.
  28. Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics.
  29. Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  30. Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible.
  1. Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL.
  2. In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year.
  3. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the"General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  4. Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange.
  5. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
  6. Mosquitoes have teeth.
  7. To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times.
  8. The citrus soda "7 UP" was created in 1929. The original name of the popular drink was "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda", but it got changed to "7 UP.".
  9. The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
  10. Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror.
  11. On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.".
  12. An adult sheep can eat between 1 to 4 kg of food per day.
  13. In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago.
  14. Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
  15. In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.

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