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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 24 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes.
  2. The IRS employees' tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
  3. There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.
  4. The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels.
  5. Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes.
  6. Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colors.
  7. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
  8. The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.
  9. In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
  10. The youngest actress to be nominated as the best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old.
  11. The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb.
  12. According to studies, an average roll of toilet paper lasts about five days in the bathroom.
  13. Almonds are members of the peach family.
  14. The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy.
  15. A fall of 30 feet can be survived by most cats.
  16. The largest members of the dolphin family are orcas.
  17. In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria.
  18. The hormone replacement drug "Premarin" is made from the urine of pregnant horses.
  19. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.
  20. Nintendo was first established in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards.
  21. People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter.
  22. In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
  23. Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.
  24. On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.
  25. Copper is the second most used metal in the world.
  26. Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted.
  27. According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms.
  28. If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.
  29. St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland.
  30. Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth.
  31. The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts.
  32. People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples.
  33. Montreal was named after a local mountain "Mont Royal.".
  34. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so.
  35. In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years traveling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.
  36. A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle.
  37. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.
  38. The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days.
  39. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  40. Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk).
  41. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  42. In 1992, when ’Euro Disney’ first opened in France, the public beat some of the park characters because at the time most people had been against the park being built.
  43. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
  44. There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show "Sesame Street" that is HIV-positive.
  45. There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.
  46. The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712.
  47. Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
  48. Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second.
  49. In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland, they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily.
  50. Every person has a unique tongue print.
  51. Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.
  52. In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
  53. Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms.
  54. The Boeing 737 is nicknamed the Fat Albert.
  55. Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths as any other state.
  56. Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains the chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs.
  57. In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye.
  58. Annually, approximately 46 million Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.
  59. The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America and is over 200,000 square miles.
  60. Every continent begins and ends in the same letter. e.g. Africa, Europe.
  61. Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War.
  62. The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson.
  63. Research has discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs.
  64. Boeing completed more than 15,000 hours of wind-tunnel testing on the first 747.
  65. The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food.
  66. Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
  67. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  68. The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan.
  69. The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown.".
  70. 27% of female lottery winners hid their winning tickets in their bras.
  71. To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories.
  72. In 1969, the American side of Niagara Falls was stopped completely for several months.
  73. The name for insect poop is frass.
  74. A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar.
  75. Montreal is actually located on an island.
  76. There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.
  77. The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.
  78. Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.
  79. The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, the second century B.C.
  80. There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses.
  81. Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
  82. Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  83. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  84. Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India.
  85. Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from "navel" which is levan spelled backward. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah.
  86. Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand.
  87. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836.
  88. Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.
  89. The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately, the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia.
  90. In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets.
  91. The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away.
  92. Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.
  93. In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made of human bones.
  94. The largest hotel in the world is the MGM Grand, which has 5,034 rooms and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  95. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  96. The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh).
  97. Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest.
  98. An octopus has three hearts.
  99. Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.
  100. Buttermilk does not contain any butter but is a cultured milk product that is usually made from fat-free milk.

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