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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 21 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity.
  2. In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind.
  3. Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow.
  4. Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies.
  5. Medical reports show that about 18% of the population is prone to sleepwalking.
  6. In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetery for cats.
  7. In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000.
  8. The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards and stepladders.
  9. Mice will nurse babies that are not their own.
  10. Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States.
  11. Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career.
  12. Between 1997-2002, there was an increase of 228% in cosmetic procedures in the United States.
  13. Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series.
  14. Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies.
  15. On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year.
  16. In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products.
  17. In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead.
  18. The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837, in New York City. The number of sales that were made on the first day was $4.98.
  19. Depending on the size, it can take an oyster anywhere from a few months to many years to form a pearl.
  20. In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood.
  21. Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes driving.
  22. Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck.
  23. The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.
  24. The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak.
  25. A honey bee has four wings.
  26. Badminton originates from a sport in India called "Poona.".
  27. In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohlsson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate.
  28. More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers.
  29. In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California.
  30. The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii.
  31. There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular.
  32. In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males' internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed for breeding.
  33. Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately, no humans died, except for a dog.
  34. At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking.
  35. On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred..
  36. There are five years in a quinquennium.
  37. The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.
  38. Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight.
  39. Slugs have 4 noses.
  40. The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.
  41. Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish.
  42. The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length.
  43. The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour.
  44. The world camel population is close to 19 million.
  45. The word "denim" comes from the French phrase "serge de Nimes" which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France.
  46. February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis.
  47. The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate.
  48. The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
  49. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  50. Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand.
  51. If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one.
  52. The name for the sign "&" which represents the world "and" is an ampersand.
  53. The Eiffel Tower's weight is approximately 9441 tons.
  54. The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff.
  55. The meaning of Siberia is "sleeping land.".
  56. Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
  57. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.
  58. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size of 108.7 acres.
  59. Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.
  60. An elephant cannot jump.
  61. Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
  62. The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body.
  63. Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959.
  64. According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday.
  65. The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year.
  66. The human face is made up of 14 bones.
  67. Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India.
  68. There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand.
  69. The coconut is the largest seed in the world.
  70. Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records.
  71. In 1990, the largest watermelon ever grown was 262 pounds, by Bill Carson of Tennessee, USA.
  72. Some toothpaste contains antifreeze.
  73. During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water.
  74. The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is "Westward Ho!".
  75. In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
  76. There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, and surprise.
  77. In the movie "The Exorcist" the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup.
  78. The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world.
  79. There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection.
  80. The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth.
  81. The most popular vacation destination for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls.
  82. In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.
  83. There is an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
  84. In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day.
  85. "Pomology" is the science of growing an apple.
  86. The total number of episodes for the sitcom "I Love Lucy" was 180.
  87. The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington.
  88. There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger.
  89. The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels.
  90. Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
  91. Mosquitoes prefer children over adults.
  92. Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks).
  93. When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on their own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey.
  94. Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
  95. The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually.
  96. In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists.
  97. Keeping your car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gasoline.
  98. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.
  99. There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds.
  100. The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.

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