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

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when al original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case stored smaller, 'lower case' letters

40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.

A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

If you head directly south from the west coast of Florida, you will actually pass South America on the west side of the continent.

The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.

Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents.

Alaska's annual 1,149 Iditarod race commemorates the 1925 Race for Life when 20 volunteer mushers relayed medicine from Anchorage to Nome to battle a children's diphtheria epidemic.

In Kansas it is illegal to catch bullfrogs in a tomato patch.

In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.

Napoleon was terrified of cats.

Female condoms were initially all made of polyurethane, but newer versions may be made of nitrile or latex.

Did you know there was one U.S. state that no longer exists? In 1784 the U.S. had a state called Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin. But four years later, it was incorporated into Tennessee.

In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye

In the United States, approximately 135 million cars travel every day on the streets, roads, and interstates.

Shridhar Chillal from India is known to have the record for the longest fingernails in the world, which were each at least three feet long

When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight.

Hippopotamuses break wind through their mouths.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

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

China has trained 700,000 ducks and chickens to attack at the sound of a whistle in order to fight a national plague of locusts.


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