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Common Sense Test - Part 17 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also, parrotfish livers and pheasant brains were feasted on.
  2. In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.
  3. Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked.
  4. About 85% of product warning labels on household products are inadequate.
  5. The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest.
  6. Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean.
  7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  8. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  9. There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon.
  10. Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.".
  11. A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school.
  12. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  13. Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone.
  14. There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.
  15. A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
  16. The "Mexican Hat Dance" is the official dance of Mexico.
  17. The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.
  18. The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.
  19. Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people.
  20. One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.
  21. In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow.
  22. A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neuron disease.
  23. In Canada, the $1 and $2 come in the form of coins. The $1 is nicknamed a "loonie" because it contains a loon on it and the $2 is nicknamed the "twonie" because it is the equivalent of two "loonies.".
  24. Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
  25. On average a business document is copied 19 times.
  26. Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights.
  27. The list of ingredients that make up lipstick includes fish scales.
  28. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  29. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  30. An average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese.
  31. 65% of the candy that is produced in a year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older.
  32. The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole-puncher are called "chad.".
  33. Teflon is the most slippery substance in the world.
  34. The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate.
  35. A crocodile can run up to a speed of 11 miles per hour.
  36. Fried spiders taste like nuts.
  37. In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 liters of air.
  38. Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead, they have a thick pad on the top jaw.
  39. On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime.
  40. Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
  41. The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937.
  42. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  43. In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jetsons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234.
  44. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.
  45. No president of the United States was an only child.
  46. 7-Eleven is the largest retail chain in the world. Click Here For More Details.
  47. A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes.
  48. Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.
  49. There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919, that killed 21 people and injured 150 people.
  50. There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth.
  51. On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island Railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth.
  52. The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885.
  53. Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung.
  54. In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide.
  55. The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird.
  56. The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucciā€¯.
  57. Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States.
  58. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.
  59. In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters.
  60. Male rabbits are called "bucks," and females are "does.".
  61. It took eleven years to build the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643).
  62. Mangos are known throughout the world as the "King of Fruits.".
  63. The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees Celsius.
  64. Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp.
  65. The word "diastema" is the word for having a gap between your teeth.
  66. While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes.
  67. Of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year. Of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year.
  68. The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen and 25% helium by mass.
  69. When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white but harden within hours.
  70. Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured.
  71. The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin.
  72. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  73. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  74. Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth.
  75. Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.
  76. The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965.
  77. The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone.
  78. There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.
  79. 215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton.
  80. The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  81. Pineapples were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus.
  82. When a woman is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
  83. The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand.
  84. It has been medically proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.
  85. Cantaloupes are named after the gardens of Cantaloupe, Italy where some believe this melon was first grown.
  86. In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope.
  87. In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.
  88. The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC.
  89. Most snakes have six rows of teeth.
  90. NASDAQ stands for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.".
  91. An average woman has 17 square feet of skin. When a woman is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
  92. The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime.
  93. The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February 1959.
  94. French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon.
  95. The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971.
  96. The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through.
  97. The most overdue book in the world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, England, and was returned 288 years later.
  98. The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water.
  99. There are about 34,000 species of spiders.
  100. In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt.

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