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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 23 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. The speed at which honey bees fly is 15 miles per hour.
  2. The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days.
  3. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  4. In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways.
  5. The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet.
  6. The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. the first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is terminator 2: judgment day in 1991. >
  7. Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna.
  8. In the first century, people used to drink goat's milk to sweeten their breath.
  9. The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
  10. In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on Sundays.
  11. Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee.
  12. The substance that gives red wine and dark beer its color is said to have a positive effect on cholesterol and blood pressure.
  13. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
  14. The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
  15. Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total.
  16. During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  17. People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.
  18. The tallest freestanding sculpture in the world is Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota, USA.
  19. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize-winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
  20. 898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000.
  21. The word Popcorn is derived from the Middle English word "poppe," which means "explosive sound".
  22. The food that is digested in your stomach is called "chyme.".
  23. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.
  24. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/twx communications).
  25. The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare.
  26. The only two days of the year on which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
  27. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
  28. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.
  29. All dogs are descendants of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.
  30. It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.
  31. Parma ham is only Parma ham if it is made in the Parma region of Italy. The British chain supermarket ASDA made and packaged its own "Parma ham" and was successfully sued by the real Parma ham people (Parma Ham Trade Association).
  32. With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches.
  33. A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.
  34. Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies.
  35. In most advertisements, including in newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  36. The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling.
  37. The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception.
  38. In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.
  39. Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee.
  40. The book "Little Red Riding Hood" was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it.
  41. The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is that it helps the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag.
  42. Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world.
  43. Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe.
  44. To make the butter more attractive in color, carrot juice was used by people in the middle ages.
  45. Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice.
  46. Most fleas do not live past a year old.
  47. It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean.
  48. Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
  49. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  50. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
  51. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
  52. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  53. Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun.
  54. There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimeters long when it is born.
  55. In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring.
  56. The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry.
  57. Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin.
  58. It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey.
  59. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that there would probably only be a world market for five computers.
  60. The largest hamburger cooked in the world weighed in at 6,040 pounds.
  61. The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C.
  62. Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since.
  63. The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people.
  64. The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max.
  65. Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.
  66. The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  67. The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million.
  68. The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time.
  69. The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate.
  70. In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
  71. A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
  72. In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton, and a cottage cheese-like substance are popular pizza toppings.
  73. Oral-B was the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission.
  74. A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches.
  75. In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours.
  76. A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.
  77. An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.
  78. The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius.
  79. Ten radishes only contain eight calories.
  80. Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico.
  81. Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people.
  82. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.
  83. Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000.
  84. One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year.
  85. Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.
  86. Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
  87. The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days.
  88. The monogram "RR" for Rolls-Royce has never been altered, except for when Sir Henry Royce passed away in 1933. Then it was changed from red to black.
  89. People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin.
  90. Fido means faithful in Latin.
  91. Pebbles cereal was actually named after the shape of the cereal and not the Pebbles Flintstone character.
  92. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
  93. Cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  94. Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
  95. More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.
  96. The only predator that polar bears have are humans.
  97. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight.
  98. The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas.
  99. Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing are thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled.
  100. A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes.
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