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Common Sense Questions - Part 28 of Common Sense Test

  1. A person who is a specialist in winemaking is called an oenologist.
  2. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
  3. The number one cause of rabies in the United States is bats.
  4. The music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" comes from a British drinking song named "Anacreon.".
  5. 27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell." (big surprise, eh?).
  6. Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth live on the surface of our tongue.
  7. Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more.
  8. Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
  9. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  10. In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub.
  11. In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus.
  12. The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home.
  13. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.
  14. Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father.
  15. A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
  16. It would take 29 million years for a car to travel at 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star.
  17. Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks.
  18. There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some having a diameter over three feet.
  19. In India, a 9-year-old girl was "married" to a stray dog, which tribal custom requires in order to protect a child whose first tooth appears on the upper gum.
  20. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.
  21. In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year.
  22. The most expensive spice in the world is saffron.
  23. In one night, an adult hippopotamus eats approximately 150 pounds of grass.
  24. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867.
  25. Cows can detect odors up to five miles away.
  26. There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide.
  27. Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first "flushable" toilet.
  28. Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th centuries. During that time it was provided in the form of a drink and since drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate.
  29. Approximately 40% of the states in the U.S. have severe, or extreme pollution problems.
  30. Wendel Clark holds the record for the longest span between NHL All-Star appearances, with 13 years (1986-1999).
  31. Ancient Egyptians believed that onions would keep evil spirits away.
  32. Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce.
  33. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.
  34. If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would outweigh all creatures.
  35. Women smile more than men do.
  36. A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for cranberry is bounceberry.
  37. Termites work 24 hours per day, they do not sleep.
  38. The Romans used to clean themselves with olive oil since they did not have any soap. They would pour the oil on their bodies, and then use a strigil, which is a type of blade, to scrape off any dirt along with the oil.
  39. The act of stretching and yawning is referred to as pandiculation.
  40. In the 1960 movie "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used to show the blood in the shower scene.
  41. Carolyn Shoemaker, the famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.
  42. The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica) and can reach over 2 inches in length.
  43. Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.
  44. The only king without a mustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
  45. Approximately 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year.
  46. Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosol air fresheners.
  47. Coca-cola used to use the slogan "Good to the last drop," in 1908. This slogan was later used by Maxwell House.
  48. The blind cavefish are born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows.
  49. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
  50. The Indian election in 1984 was the largest election of any country. Over 379,000,000 voters were eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations.
  51. A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet.
  52. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.
  53. The name for Oz in "The Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz.".
  54. The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World".
  55. Amtrak is the combination of the words "American" and "Track".
  56. On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life.
  57. Fires on land generally move faster uphill than downhill.
  58. The cartoon character Popeye was actually based on a real person named Frank "Rocky" Fiegel who was a tough guy who was quite similar to Popeye physically.
  59. Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer-like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he, therefore, renamed his invention, Frisbee.
  60. Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which are used as an anti-inflammatory.
  61. Lemon juice can aid in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites.
  62. LSD is made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a type of fungus.
  63. DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for "Douglas Commercial.".
  64. In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall.
  65. Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body.
  66. Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.
  67. Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa.
  68. The official state tree of Illinois is The White Oak.
  69. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
  70. In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario.
  71. The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
  72. The state that has the most diners in the world is New Jersey, which is referred to as the "Diner Capital of the World.".
  73. Approximately 1-2 calories are burned a minute while watching T.V.
  74. The first recipe for a lasagna-type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed.
  75. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  76. If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.
  77. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
  78. According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
  79. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart.
  80. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
  81. Urine from men’s public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for making clothes hard.
  82. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill.
  83. 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life.
  84. New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment.".
  85. In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll.
  86. An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16-hour period.
  87. Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie "Snow White" were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy.
  88. In the U.S., over 35 million people have used some sort of illegal drug in the last year.
  89. 96% of candles that are purchased are by women.
  90. The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who died in the London Zoo at the age of 82.
  91. A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a day.
  92. The reason the soft drink Dr. Pepper is called that is because the inventor Wade Morrison named it after Dr. Charles Pepper who had given him his first job.
  93. Annually 17 tons of gold are used to make wedding rings in the United States.
  94. Sex acts like a natural antihistamine, it can clear up a stuffy nose.
  95. Women on average live seven years longer than men do.
  96. A British term for slot machine is "fruit machine" or "one-armed bandit.".
  97. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  98. Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits.
  99. In 1946 Danon Yogurt was the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in the U.S.
  100. The first domain name ever registered was on March 15, 1985.
  1. It helps me know much more. Thanks for these common sense questions.

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