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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 27 of General Knowledge Quiz

  1. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  2. The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles.
  3. Next to the bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
  4. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  5. When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also, the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor.
  6. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  7. Earthworms have 5 hearts.
  8. If all the gold sitting in the oceans and seas were mined, every person on this plant would get about 20 kilograms of gold each.
  9. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed.
  10. The oil that is found in poison ivy is called "urushiol.".
  11. Of all the days of the week, the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday.
  12. The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum.
  13. A surfer once sued another surfer for "stealing his wave." The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on the "pain and suffering" endured by the surfer watching someone else ride "his" wave.
  14. Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scorpions, and locusts.
  15. The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound.
  16. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, "Gadsby," without any word containing the letter "e.".
  17. The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space.
  18. The human liver performs over 500 functions.
  19. Ballroom dancing is a course at Brigham Young University in Utah.
  20. The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually, any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.
  21. Finnish folklore states that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead.
  22. More than $1 billion is spent each year on neckties in the United States.
  23. In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot.
  24. The only poisonous birds in the world are the three species of Pitohui. The Hooded Pitohui from Papua New Guinea is the deadliest out of the three.
  25. Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer.
  26. The American Airlines Center in Dallas has more toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the country.
  27. After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash.
  28. The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs' hair or the mane of a horse that was then put into ivory handles.
  29. The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly.
  30. 66% of wedding cards are hand delivered by people.
  31. Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice.
  32. The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap.
  33. The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.
  34. General William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army.
  35. Iguanas can stay underwater for up to thirty minutes.
  36. The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour.
  37. Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength.
  38. The average office document gets copied 19 times.
  39. In just the first 56 days of life, the larva of the polyphemus moth eats about 86,000 times its birth weight.
  40. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
  41. American actor Jack Nicholson and American singer Bobby Darrin were raised believing their grandmothers were their mothers and their mothers were their older sisters.
  42. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  43. The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches.
  44. One in five Americans moves homes every year.
  45. The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933.
  46. The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou.
  47. A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds.
  48. The Liberty Bell was the first mechanical slot machine, which was invented by Charles Fey, a car mechanic in 1895.
  49. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
  50. The silkworm moth has lost the ability to fly ever since it has been domesticated.
  51. The first cheerleaders in the U.S. were men.
  52. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  53. The odds of having quadruplets are 1 in 729,000.
  54. In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents.
  55. In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted.
  56. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.
  57. In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second.
  58. The most popular chocolate bar in the United Kingdom for the last 15 years has been Kit Kat.
  59. White-Out was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the "The Monkees.".
  60. There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world.
  61. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  62. Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet.
  63. Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize.
  64. Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores, and 9% reported their pet snores.
  65. The original meaning of the word grocer was referring to a person who traded food wholesale. These people would usually sell in large quantities, or by the "gross.".
  66. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  67. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie "Silence of the Lambs." She turned down the role because she found it too scary.
  68. The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors in it.
  69. Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sand blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.
  70. Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings.
  71. Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns.
  72. The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.
  73. In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on.
  74. The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water.
  75. The most popular jelly belly jellybean flavor is buttered popcorn.
  76. The Nike swoosh was invented by Caroline Davidson back in 1971. She received $35 for making the swoosh. The first shoe with the swoosh was introduced in 1972.
  77. Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly.
  78. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  79. Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak.
  80. An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter.
  81. A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact as a .22 bullet.
  82. Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones.
  83. The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El Lagarto, which means "The Lizard.".
  84. While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called "Traff-O-Data." It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
  85. The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl.
  86. Robert Southey wrote the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in 1834.
  87. The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches.
  88. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  89. Astronauts get taller when they are in space.
  90. Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.
  91. Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning.
  92. It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.
  93. When former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas.
  94. In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S.
  95. There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift-giving affordable and simple.
  96. The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903.
  97. The archipelago is the word to describe a large group of islands that are located close together.
  98. The life expectancy of garbage disposal is about 5 to 10 years.
  99. In the original movie "101 Dalmatians," there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined.
  100. The average North American car contains 300 pounds of plastics.

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