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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 25 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. Pineapples were first called "anana", which is the Caribbean word for "excellent fruit.".
  2. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  3. The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian from China who was 8 feet 2 inches tall. Shed died at the age of 17.
  4. An adult "Gold Frog" measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length.
  5. Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct.
  6. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.
  7. Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality.
  8. Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team.
  9. In 1945, a seven-ounce bathroom cup was the first item Tupperware marketed.
  10. Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
  11. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  12. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  13. Every day, U.S. businesses use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times.
  14. The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years.
  15. The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 liters of water in just 10 minutes.
  16. According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year.
  17. It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution.
  18. Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed.
  19. All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendants of three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873.
  20. The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic.
  21. The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice.
  22. Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert.
  23. The search engine Google got its name from the word "googol," which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
  24. The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces.
  25. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create an explosion that is equal to an atomic bomb.
  26. Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee.
  27. Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.
  28. The Chihuahua was named after the Mexican state where they were discovered.
  29. There are no snakes in New Zealand.
  30. The most popular grown bulbs are tulips.
  31. Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.
  32. The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar.
  33. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  34. The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming.
  35. In 1949 UNICEF produced the first charity Christmas card. The picture shown on the card was painted by a seven-year-old girl.
  36. Archeologists report that cannabis was most likely the first plant cultivated by humans. Cannabis was used for linen, paper, and garments.
  37. The garfish has green bones.
  38. Women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.
  39. The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each.
  40. A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
  41. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  42. The food that people crave the most is cheese.
  43. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  44. The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy, is the Armadillo.
  45. In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America.
  46. The artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness.
  47. According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best-known medicine for keeping blood from clotting.
  48. People from North America prefer pickles with warts, whereas Europeans prefer pickles with no warts.
  49. People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
  50. Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom.
  51. After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.
  52. The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year.
  53. In China, September 20 is "Love Your Teeth Day.".
  54. Actor Richard Gere was considered to play the role of John McClane in the movie Die Hard. Bruce Willis played the part instead.
  55. The record for the world’s worst drivers is a toss-up between two candidates: First, a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, and caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966. Second, a 62-year-old woman failed her driving test 40 times before passing it in August 1970 (by that time, she had spent over $700 in lessons, and could no longer afford to buy a car). record for the world’s worst drivers is a toss-up between two candidates: first, a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, and caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966. second, a 62-year-old woman who failed her driving test 40 times before passing it in august, 1970 (by that time, she had spent over $700 in lessons, and could no longer afford to buy a car). >
  56. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  57. Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
  58. Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk.
  59. A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.
  60. In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but was ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet.
  61. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  62. Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.
  63. The reason why some people get a cowlick is that the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up or go to a certain angle.
  64. Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have run a red light.
  65. In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The first Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause.
  66. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
  67. On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
  68. Unlike other four-legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backward.
  69. The itch from a mosquito bite can be soothed by cutting open a clove of garlic and rubbing it on the bite.
  70. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make a change for a dollar.
  71. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  72. A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed.
  73. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  74. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  75. In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American.
  76. There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when their water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish.
  77. Racecar driver Lee Petty once left a pitstop and did a full lap at Nascar with a pit crew member still on the hood.
  78. The first fashion house to be set up was in 1858 by Charles Worth. He opened his store in Paris with the idea of having pre-made gowns presented on models to his customers.
  79. St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity.
  80. More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world.
  81. Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg.
  82. The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is ninety-nine hours.
  83. The flea can jump 350 times its body length which is like a 6-foot-tall human jumping the length of 7 football fields.
  84. The 1988 movie "Big" which was directed by Penny Marshall was the first movie by a female director to gross over $100 million domestically.
  85. When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter’s atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.
  86. In 1972, a gorilla by the name of "Koko" was taught ASL (American Sign Language) to the deaf. By the year 2000, the gorilla could understand approximately 2,000 English words.
  87. 3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria.
  88. The reason why hair turns gray as we age is that the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair color.
  89. Approximately 125 people die in the United States from anaphylaxis to foods each year.
  90. The word "vamp" is used to describe the upper front top of a shoe.
  91. Construction on the White House began in October of 1792.
  92. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
  93. Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backward.
  94. The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.
  95. Polar bears can smell seals from 20 miles away.
  96. Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit.
  97. On average, there are about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.
  98. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
  99. The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers.
  100. James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States.

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