General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions
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samhainophobia: fear of halloween.
12177. Country - Industries
Country : germany
Industries : machinery, chemicals, iron and steel products.
Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size
meteorophobia : fear of meteors.
Most fleas do not live past a year old
The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
Book : uttar ramcharita
Author : bhava bhuti.
13867. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1938
Name : richard kuhn
Country : germany.
Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
12743. History Facts
The body of William the Conqueror was too big for his coffin, so two soldiers jumped up and down on him to try to squish him in. This broke his back and made his stomach explode.
The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.
Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight
Place : kailasa temple
Location : ellora.
35% of women say that their confidence is their main weapon to attract men, while 20% of women say they just use their looks.
During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.
Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
13646. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physiology or Medicine
Year : 1963
Name : sir john c. eccles
Country : australia.
Name : alan l. hodgkin
Country : great britain.
Name : andrew f. huxley
Country : great britain.
14866. Science Facts
If you flush the toilet without putting the seat down, a fine aerosol spray of urine and faeces flies into the air of the bathroom – and some lands on your toothbrush.
Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's.
Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
Discoverer/Inventor : jan baptista van helmont (belgium)
Year : 1648
In london, england's fire of 1666, half of the city burned down, but miraculously only six people were injured.
In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.
George washington grew marijuana in his garden.
Book : a simple path
Author : lucinda vardey.
Michelangelo painted only one easel picture.
Book : rajtarangini
Author : kalhana.
It is against the law in Oregon to fish with canned corn.
The earth's rotation is slowing down at a rate of one second per century. The gravity from the sun and moon are creating tidal friction on the earth that are acting as brakes on planet's spin.
All sunlight that hits the surface of the earth during any given moment, weighs as much as a cruise ship.
All polar bears are left handed
None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)"
Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids.
¥ Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars.
Book : faustus
Author : chirstopher marlow.
uranophobia or ouranophobia : fear of heaven.
12488. Food Facts
In France, rats found in wine cellars were sometimes cooked in a sauce flavoured with red wine, over a fire of burning wine barrels.
The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing
General Stonewall Jackson has two separate burial sites: one for his amputated left arm (Fredericksburg, VA) and one for the rest of his body (Lexington, VA). Jackson's left arm was shattered during the Battle of Chancellorsville by friendly fire and was amputated the next day. He died a week later. (8-1-02)
Hacky Sack was invented by a football player in the mid 1970's who used it to stregthen tendons he had torn in his knee.
Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.
In America in 1977, the punishment for smuggling marijiuana was 15 years less than the punishment for smuggling coffee!
9161. Also known as
Original name : salim ali
Also known as : the birdman of india
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
Pasta means dough in italian.
Book : marriage and morals
Author : bertrand russell.