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Common Sense Test Quiz - Part 9

  1. The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis.
  2. Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water.
  3. The popular chocolate bar "Three Musketeers" got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavors were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
  4. Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.
  5. Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
  6. In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone.
  7. Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.
  8. The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris.
  9. In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.
  10. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  11. Some birds have been known to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites.
  12. On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.
  13. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
  14. Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables.
  15. Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest lake in the world.
  16. In the Middle Ages, peacocks and swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners.
  17. India has the most post offices in the world.
  18. Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet.
  19. In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magazine subscription.
  20. Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States.
  21. In 1886, Coca-cola was first served at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia for only five cents a glass. A pharmacist named John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-cola.
  22. 75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast.
  23. Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973.
  24. Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km.
  25. 1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight.
  26. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.
  27. In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents.
  28. Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
  29. On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
  30. Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still, they cannot see that well.
  31. One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day.
  32. Women hearts beat faster than men.
  33. The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
  34. Due to the shortages of lead and metals during World War II, toothpaste was packaged in plastic tubes and have been ever since.
  35. It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween.
  36. In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days.
  37. A group of crows is called a murder.
  38. Ellen Macarthur, a yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race.
  39. Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area.
  40. Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin.
  41. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
  42. Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring.
  43. One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine.
  44. The TV show "Saturday Night Live" made its debut on October 11, 1975.
  45. In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour.
  46. The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
  47. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
  48. The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow.
  49. An ear of corn consists of 80% water.
  50. Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.
  51. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  52. Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States.
  53. In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers.
  54. Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas.
  55. Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours.
  56. A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.
  57. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  58. The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945.
  59. Sharks are immune to cancer.
  60. Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.
  61. Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually.
  62. The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology.
  63. Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
  64. The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun.".
  65. In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane.
  66. Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.
  67. By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours.
  68. Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
  69. The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid.
  70. Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family.
  71. Alaska got its name from the Aleut word "Alyeska" which means "The Great Land.".
  72. The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses.
  73. Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled.
  74. The word "witch" comes from the word "Wicca" which translates to the "wise one.".
  75. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  76. In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
  77. Surveys indicate that the number one reason people play BINGO is for leisure.
  78. In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time.
  79. Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas.
  80. The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm.
  81. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
  82. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  83. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  84. The best selling Crayola crayon box is the set of 24 crayons.
  85. People that smoke has 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.
  86. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?).
  87. The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird.
  88. In Colorado, there are about 83,000 dairy cows.
  89. Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
  90. The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell.
  91. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  92. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  93. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan.".
  94. A glockenspiel is a musical instrument that is like a xylophone. It has a series of metal bars and is played with two hammers.
  95. Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin.
  96. Diamonds were first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.
  97. French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures.
  98. Canada is an Indian word meaning "village" or "settlement.".
  99. There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball.
  100. The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old.

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