General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions
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When einstein was nine years old, he could not speak properly. His parents suspected that he was mentally retarded.
metrophobia : fear or hatred of poetry.
Book : zool: the final odyssey
Author : arthur c. clarke.
15461. World Record Facts
Kevin Cole from the USA shot a strand of spaghetti out of his nose a distance of 19 centimetres (7.5 inches) in 1998.
13436. Name and Location
Name and Location : balkash, russia
Area : 18,428.00 sq. km.
Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
Book : love, truth and a little malice
Author : khushwant singh.
From 13th June 1948 to 1st June 1958 a citizen of Los Angeles hiccoughed 160,000,000 times. People sent him 60,000 suggestions for cures.
The stormtroopers in the original starwars are seen in many seen carrying long blasters. On closer inspection you can see that the blasters are actually WWII era German MG42 machine guns (modified slightly).
A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
Astronauts cannot burp in space.
12595. Food Facts
Pruno is a ‘wine' made by American prisoners from a mixture of fruit, sugar cubes, water and tomato ketchup left to fester in a bin bag for a week. In some prisons, pruno causes so many discipline problems that fruit has been banned.
Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.
The symbols used on playing cards were supposed to represent the four classes of men: hearts represented the clergy; spades (from the Spanish word espada, or sword) represented the warriors; clubs were originally leaves and represented the peasants; and citizens and merchants were recognized in the diamonds.
The entire worlds output of urine would take about 45 minutes to go over the Niagra falls.
Unit : candle power
illuminating power of source of light.
osteology : the study of the bones.
A five and a half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat.
Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second
The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular
You will never find seeds in clementines but you will find them in mandarines, the original fruit. The seed-free variety was named after its creator, the french priest clement, who developed it around 1900.
If you had $10 billion in $1 bills and spent one every second, it would take 317 years to spend them all.
anemophobia : fear of air drafts or wind.(ancraophobia).
All snakes on the island of Tasmania are poisonous.
You will have to walk 80 kilometers for your legs to equal the amount of exercise your eyes get daily.
The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour
Most lipstick have fish scales
A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver 15; fox 15 to 25; ermine 150; chinchilla 60 to 100.
Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.
In Chinese, the words 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan
In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.
The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word Qutun.
Famous for : official residence of the president of france. it was the venue of paris peace parleys on vietnam.
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).
People sneeze at about 90 miles per hour.
When we see stars in the sky, we are not seeing them as they currently are, but how they were the number of light years they are away from Earth.
12858. India - Heritage
Heritage : basilica of bom jesus, velha, goa (17th century)
the church houses the mortal remains of st.francis xavier.
Prey like buffalos react poorly to slow movements. That's why crocs can swim slowly over to them without them scuttering off.
On April 6, 1925, the first in-flight movie was shown. It was a silent film and appeared on a Deutsche Luft Hansa flight
12931. India - States
India - States : bihar
capital : patna.
The famous Revolutionary war general Lafayette had the same first name as his wife Mary.
Invention : mouse, computer
Year : 1963-64
Inventor : douglas engelbart
Country : us.
The longest war between two nations in history, The Hundred Year War between England and France, really lasted for 115 years(1338-1453).
ablutophobia : fear of washing or bathing.
City : belgrade
River : danube
Country : yugoslavia.
The threads in nylon stockings are five times thinner than human hair.
6367. Animal Facts
Owl's eyes are too large to move in their eye sockets, so they've developed the ability to turn their heads round further than other birds can.
Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper