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Common Sense Test - Part 11 of Common Sense Quiz Facts

  1. Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog.
  2. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
  3. There are 293 ways to make the change for a dollar.
  4. Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced.
  5. All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes.
  6. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, (the same stuff in Pepcid AC) thus the name.
  7. The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T.".
  8. Harley Proctor got the idea to name the soap "Ivory" while he was listening to a bible reading at a church in 1879.
  9. The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year.
  10. Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships.
  11. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  12. Each Jelly Belly jelly belly bean has 4 calories.
  13. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched.".
  14. Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  15. Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean.
  16. There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan.
  17. In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes.".
  18. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
  19. Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars.
  20. Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat.
  21. Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898.
  22. Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter.
  23. In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit.
  24. The most recycled product in the world is the automobile.
  25. Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the color purple.
  26. William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub.
  27. If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers.
  28. Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips.
  29. Krispy Kreme makes five million doughnuts a day.
  30. The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  31. There were no red-colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987.
  32. In 1681, the last dodo bird died.
  33. There are over 600 different pasta shapes.
  34. Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eyes.
  35. In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze.
  36. Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago.
  37. From 1939 to 1942, there was an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
  38. An owl has three eyelids.
  39. Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie.
  40. Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water.
  41. Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.
  42. Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril.
  43. Children who are breastfed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not.
  44. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  45. There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
  46. In the United States, approximately 135 million cars travel every day on the streets, roads, and interstates.
  47. A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth, and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada.
  48. There is a "cemetery town" in California named Colma. Concerns about public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1.
  49. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  50. In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries.
  51. The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items.
  52. On average a person passes gas 14 times a day.
  53. Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race.
  54. The clownfish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male.
  55. Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the "roost.".
  56. The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet.
  57. The chances of getting a cavity are higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.
  58. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  59. On average, a car driver will swear or blaspheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving.
  60. The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year.
  61. The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896.
  62. Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms.
  63. Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls.
  64. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
  65. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
  66. Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day.
  67. In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year.
  68. Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  69. Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
  70. In 1994, 7-Eleven coined the term "brain freeze." The word was developed to explain the feeling people get when drinking a Slurpee.
  71. A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds.
  72. Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 has a chance of getting type II diabetes.
  73. The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
  74. Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes.
  75. The Nile river is 6,690 kilometers long.
  76. By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years.
  77. Eighty percent of 10-year-old girls in the USA go on a diet.
  78. 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  79. The name "Grey Poupon" used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of the machine that mass-produced fine-textured mustard and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed.
  80. The Faberge, "Winter Egg" was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold.
  81. The name "Tonka" trucks were named after Lake Minnetonka located in Minnesota. Tonka means "great" in Sioux.
  82. 18% of an American's income is spent on transportation.
  83. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  84. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.
  85. The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, "Money For Nothing.".
  86. Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour.
  87. Three years after a person quits smoking, their chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
  88. In a year, the average American eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey.
  89. The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
  90. Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon.
  91. Back in 1796, dimes were called dismes.
  92. Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives, and their fingers.
  93. The average human has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 pounds.
  94. Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled "Lie.".
  95. On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year.
  96. The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
  97. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet.
  98. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
  99. Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine-free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it.
  100. Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl.

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