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Common Sense Test - Part 20 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. A group of tigers is called a streak.
  2. Hippos drink as much as 250 liters of water in any given 24-hour period.
  3. 850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter.
  4. The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide.
  5. After the "Popeye" comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States.
  6. The largest type of penguin is the Emperor Penguin which can stand to be almost 3.5 feet tall and weigh more than 90 pounds.
  7. Over 175 million cubic yards of earth were removed for the creation of the Panama Canal.
  8. 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl.
  9. A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute.
  10. On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves.
  11. Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch.
  12. The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion.
  13. Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%.
  14. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  15. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
  16. On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually.
  17. The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house.
  18. There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.
  19. Colonel Sander’s original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002.
  20. EPCOT stands for "Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow.".
  21. The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is that the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed.
  22. Over 170,000 Indians from 210 tribes live in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
  23. Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin.
  24. A caterpillar grows roughly 27,000 times its size when it first emerges as an egg.
  25. Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year.
  26. Snake venom is ninety percent protein.
  27. More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year.
  28. The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
  29. Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.
  30. The Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of about 108,000 km per hour.
  31. In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin.
  32. In Australia, a common "Boxing day" activity is surfing.
  33. In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him.
  34. Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars.
  35. The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents.
  36. The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults.
  37. Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola.
  38. The word "super" to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored.
  39. Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children.
  40. Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. A high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered a treatment for HIV.
  41. By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.
  42. The only animals that are capable of turning their heads 180 degrees are from the genus Galago, such as the Tarsier.
  43. In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years 1990 and 1998.
  44. The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000.
  45. Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath.
  46. There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem.
  47. A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches.
  48. In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company, picked cabs to be yellow.
  49. On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth.
  50. The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century.
  51. In Britain, there are approximately 50,000 pubs with 17,000 different names.
  52. Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a "radula," which has thousands of teeth.
  53. A dragonfly has a lifespan of seven weeks.
  54. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.
  55. The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women.
  56. The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country using a fine saw.
  57. Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world.
  58. The patent number of the telephone is 174465.
  59. On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once a day.
  60. If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass.
  61. Reptiles do not perspire and do not have any oil glands.
  62. Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.
  63. There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.
  64. The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189.
  65. In ancient Egypt, the dung beetle symbolized eternal rebirth and the Sun God Khepri.
  66. If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.
  67. Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
  68. Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate.
  69. Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).".
  70. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
  71. All penguins live south of the equator.
  72. There are more than 640 muscles in the human body.
  73. Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
  74. Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.
  75. The Ice Cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut one year later at the St. Louis World Fair.
  76. The rhinoceros beetle can carry up to 850 times its weight on its back. This is equivalent to a person carrying over 50 mini-vans on their back.
  77. The game of rugby originated at a Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it.
  78. The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled "All The Way".
  79. Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
  80. When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 liters of air every minute.
  81. The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear.
  82. George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.
  83. There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952.
  84. All of Chrysler’s PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.
  85. Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales.
  86. There have only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
  87. The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say.
  88. In 1958, the United States Coast Guard off western Greenland measured the tallest known iceberg at five hundred and fifty feet.
  89. In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
  90. Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals.".
  91. When Sony introduced the Walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called "Soundabout" in the U.S., "Stowaway" in the U.K., and "Freestyle" in Australia.
  92. In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
  93. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
  94. Author Dr. Seuss wrote the book "Green Eggs and Ham" because the editor made him a bet that he could not write a book, which contained less than fifty words.
  95. Armadillos have four babies at a time, and they are always of the same sex.
  96. The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe.
  97. Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania.
  98. The spider used in the 2002 movie Spider-Man was a Steatoda spider, not a black widow. The spider was given anesthesia and was then painted blue and red.
  99. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  100. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at a girl was a way to propose marriage. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts the marriage proposal.
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