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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 22 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. Another word to refer to old age is senectitude.
  2. The most popular meal ordered at restaurants in the U.S. is fried chicken.
  3. Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935.
  4. The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
  5. Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.
  6. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  7. Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of the majority of Americans.
  8. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
  9. There is no tipping in Iceland.
  10. The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash.
  11. Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath.
  12. Gorilla gorilla gorilla is the scientific name for the animal gorilla.
  13. In the U.S. the most common excuse made to get out of paying a ticket is to say they missed the sign.
  14. On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten times more than males do while playing sports.
  15. A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.
  16. The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair.
  17. Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit.
  18. Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster.
  19. On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later.
  20. The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China.
  21. Frosted Flakes mascot "Tony the Tiger" has a wife, son (Tony Jr.), and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials.
  22. The iron disulfide (Pyrite) is considered "fool’s gold" because it looks very similar to gold.
  23. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  24. Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better.
  25. A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.
  26. ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid.).
  27. The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
  28. Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit.
  29. The best-selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man.
  30. Google receives more than 200 million search queries a day, more than half of which come from outside the United States. Peak traffic hours to are between 6 a.m. and noon PST when more than 2,000 search queries are answered a second.
  31. There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin.
  32. The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds.
  33. The famous Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called "The One-Horse Open Sleigh.".
  34. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  35. Initially, golf balls were made out of wood. After that, they were made out of leather which was stuffed with feathers.
  36. Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and a slight concussion.
  37. About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
  38. The oldest actor to win the Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it.
  39. Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
  40. The first lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716.
  41. The Snickers chocolate bar was invented in 1930.
  42. When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days.
  43. On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.
  44. Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV.
  45. Every year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer.
  46. In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer.
  47. The smallest stamp in the world was issued in 1863 by the Columbian state of Bolivar and measured 9.5 x 8mm.
  48. There are over 1,800 known species of fleas.
  49. Ivory soap slogan "99-44/100% Pure" was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure. Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with "99-44/100% Pure".
  50. The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
  51. Polar bears are left-handed.
  52. Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees fahrenheit.
  53. It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy.
  54. A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  55. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show.
  56. In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds.
  57. In America, 38% of doctors are Indians.
  58. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
  59. People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing.
  60. Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons in a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space.
  61. The heaviest United States President was William Howard Taft who weighed 332 pounds.
  62. Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  63. Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men.
  64. Did you know that there is coffee-flavored PEZ?
  65. An individual coral animal is called a polyp.
  66. There are pink color dolphins that live in the Amazon River.
  67. Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel.
  68. Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.
  69. One tree can filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
  70. In America, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce.
  71. The chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
  72. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  73. The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as "Hollywoodland.".
  74. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles.
  75. The first commercial chewing gum was sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis, who also made the gum. He called the gum "State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum.".
  76. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in its growing healthily.
  77. The average age of top GM executives in 1994: was 49.8 years. The average age of the Rolling Stones: is 50.6.
  78. is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million.
  79. 31% of employees skip lunch entirely.
  80. Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.
  81. Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name.
  82. Romans, in the third century, believed that the lemon was an antidote for all poisons.
  83. During the Easter season, 600 million Marshmallow Peeps are bought by Americans. The Marshmallow Peep is the most popular Easter candy besides chocolate.
  84. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed.
  85. During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the Battle of Monte Cassino.
  86. In the United States, every year about 15 people die from dog bites.
  87. Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.
  88. The Crayola color flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colors.
  89. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.
  90. 7 out of 10 people believe in life after death.
  91. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired.".
  92. The largest coral reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located in Australia. The reef is approximately 2023 kilometers long.
  93. On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for "Very Special Old Pale.".
  94. The word "dexterity", to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word "deter" is "sinister", to do with evil, it is related to the left hand.
  95. Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female's eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time.
  96. NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years.
  97. The best-selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey's.
  98. The word Karate means, "empty hand.".
  99. There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart.
  100. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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