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Common Sense Test Questions - Part 29

  1. The first flavour of a cheese ball was called "Cheddy Blue.".
  2. Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year.
  3. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours.
  4. Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc.
  5. Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four.
  6. The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms.
  7. Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world.
  8. The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands.
  9. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.
  10. The word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron.".
  11. Jim Bristow, an American, invented a 30-foot-long, 2-ton pumpkin cannon that can fire pumpkins up to five miles.
  12. There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America.
  13. To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked.
  14. Used in art the word "sfumato" refers to the subtle blending of an outline by gradually blending one tone into another.
  15. There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog.
  16. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
  17. Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport.
  18. The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901.
  19. The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called Casein, which is white. Milk also contains fat, which is also white.
  20. After twenty-seven years, Betty Rubble made her debut as a Flintstones Vitamin in 1996.
  21. When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers.
  22. In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.
  23. The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles.
  24. The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, "Mary had a little lamb.".
  25. There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.
  26. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  27. In the 20th century, over three million people have died from earthquakes.
  28. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  29. People still cut the cheese shortly after death.
  30. In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the High Priest.
  31. Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetables.
  32. The Mount Horeb Mustard Museum which is located in Wisconsin has the biggest collection of prepared mustard. They have approximately 4,000 different jars and tubes from all over the world.
  33. Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants.
  34. Sponge Candy was invented in Buffalo, NY.
  35. When the volcano Krakatoa off the Java islands exploded in 1883, it was so loud that it woke some people up in South Australia.
  36. Pearls are rarely found in North American oysters.
  37. The average cocoon contains about 300-400 meters of silk.
  38. Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.
  39. Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University.
  40. The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle.
  41. Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
  42. Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death.
  43. Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
  44. The fastest running bird is the Ostrich, which has been clocked at 97.5 kilometers per hour.
  45. When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toy makers report that the sale of toys also rise.
  46. Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays.
  47. The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped.
  48. A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.
  49. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  50. The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.
  51. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.
  52. In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be "National Ice Cream Month.".
  53. The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.
  54. In 1905, the first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City.
  55. In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood.
  56. For the blockbuster movie "The Terminator," O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously.
  57. The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers.
  58. The sole purpose of a drone bee is to mate with the queen bee.
  59. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  60. Walt Disney had a fear of mice.
  61. Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
  62. In an average lifetime, people spend four years traveling in cars and six months waiting for red light to turn green.
  63. At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles.
  64. In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present.
  65. The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24.
  66. Nylon is a man-made fiber that is made from coal and petroleum.
  67. When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse.
  68. Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
  69. Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located.
  70. The steepest street in the world is Baldwin Street located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an incline of 38%.
  71. One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  72. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  73. The average Super Bowl party has 18 people.
  74. An ant can detect a movement through 5 centimeters of earth.
  75. One out of 200 women is colorblind.
  76. On average, the rainfall across the Amazon is 7 feet annually.
  77. Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body.
  78. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  79. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  80. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  81. There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.
  82. In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet.
  83. Centuries ago in India, a person could get their nose chopped off for breaking the law.
  84. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
  85. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.
  86. The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter.
  87. An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
  88. The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad."
  89. A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.
  90. The name of the squiggly line "~" is called a tilde.
  91. In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs.
  92. There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.
  93. The study of ants is called Myrmecology.
  94. In the United States, you are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack.
  95. Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
  96. Frozen food can be just as nutritious as fresh food.
  97. Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States.
  98. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes.
  99. The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.
  100. The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe.

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