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

There are no geese in the southern hemisphere.

Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance

It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate, even frequent daily dietary intake, had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.

In 1727, as a result of seedlings smuggled from Paris, coffee plants first were cultivated in Brazil. Brazil is presently by far the world's largest producer of coffee.

Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.

The company Sony was originally called Totsuken. They felt the name Sony would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name sonus and sonny. The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company

A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body

The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales

There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.

A praying mantis is an insect rather like a cricket, but up to 12 centimetres (5 inches) long. It can kill and eat small lizards and birds, holding them impaled on a special spike it has developed for the purpose. A really hungry mantis will eat its own babies.

Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, has been translated into more languages than any book outside of the Bible.

On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving

The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons

Marilyn Monroe used to cut down the heel on one of her shoes to achieve her butt-wiggling walk in films.

Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.

The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches

It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.

The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.

When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.


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