General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions
Fact Book
Enhance your General Knowledge.

Walt Disney got the idea for Mickey Mouse from watching mice play in a garage, where he was forced to work, because he could not afford to rent an art studio.

The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris

The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.

Pinocchio is Italian for 'Pine Eye'.

A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.

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 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)

Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day - that's approximately 350 slices per second..

The first shopping bag with handles was invented in 1918 by Walter Deubener.

54% of men say that orgies are hot.

The brightest star in history was the supernova of 1054, which formed the Crab Nebula. It was brighter than Venus and bright enough to be seen in daylight and to cast a shadow at night. We know about it through the astronomic records of China and Japan.

The first drive-in movie theater was built in Camden, NJ in 1932-3. It cost 25 cents per car or $1 for three or more people to watch a movie.

Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.

The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife.

Shirley Temple always has 56 curls in her hair.

The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii

The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day

There are 24 known perfect numbers. These are numbers that equal the sum of all its divisors except itself. For instance, six is the lowest of these numbers is divisible by 1, 2, or 3 and 1+2+3=6. The largest of the known perfect numbers has 12,003 digits.

The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'. It came from the author's friends, whom he called his fwendy (friend)

The name Grey Poupon used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed

The state of California has more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. There are approximately 1,200 stores


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