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Random Interesting Facts Quiz

Can you guess those 20 randomly selected interesting facts from the 'Interesting Facts' page?
answer must correspond to the yellow box
as of November 23, 2019, there are 363 possible answers
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Last updated: November 24, 2019
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Interesting Fact
344
The facial hair style known as “sideburns" is named after U.S. Civil War general Ambrose Burnside.
152
The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
286
The record for the fastest vehicle on water was set in 1978 by Australian Ken Warby. His boat, the Spirit of Australia,
reached a speed of 511 km/h. Two attempts to beat his record have resulted in the death of the pilot.
182
Due to inbreeding, hemophilia was common among the royal lines of Europe.
2
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (But Yasser Arafat did).
157
The color orange was not used in the English language until 1512.
And in case you're wondering, the color was named after the fruit.
208
Quetzalcoatlus was possibly the largest animal to ever fly.
A pterosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous, it had a wingspan of over 10 meters in length.
16
More Americans died in the Civil War than in all foreign wars combined.
276
Graham crackers were inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham, a 19th century American preacher.
Graham believed that eating a bland vegetarian diet would reduce people's dangerous sexual desires.
258
The true scale of China's execution of political prisoners may be far larger than it is generally acknowledged.
There are almost no organ donors in China, yet as many as 20,000 organ transplants are performed each year.
Furthermore, wait times for organ transplants are very low compared to other countries.
229
In South Korea, it is a common belief that people can die if they sleep in a closed room with an electric fan running.
187
68% of boys born in the Soviet Union in 1923 would not survive to 1946, due to infant mortality, famine, and WWII.
261
There are an estimated 3.04 trillion trees on Earth. (Slightly more thanks to JetPunk users like you!)
4
Lake Baikal is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world.
68
The Bristlecone Pine tree, native to the western United States, has the
longest life span of any known organism - over 5,000 years.
119
British author Evelyn Waugh was married to a woman whose name was also Evelyn.
138
In the United States, there is no correlation between the number of guns in a state and that state's murder rate.
There is, however, a strong correlation between the number of guns and the suicide rate.
96
The "hedonic treadmill" is the tendency of humans to quickly adjust to either good or bad news.
It's the reason why winning the lotto won't make you happy.
221
Cows kill more people than sharks.
151
Guns N' Roses spent over 10 years and $13 million dollars making the album "Chinese Democracy".
Released in 2008 to lukewarm reviews, it was the most expensive rock album ever produced.
1 Comments
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Level 52
Aug 2, 2021
Cool! Interesting to take multiple times, due to the many different potential answers. I just have a question: in a quiz, how can you make the answer appear in the blank spot?