Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #52

  • Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  • Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
  • There are more beetles than any other animal. In fact, one out of every four animals is a beetle.
  • The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal and is capable of lifting 850 times its own weight.
  • On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
  • An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  • Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”.
  • $283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Rats and horses cannot vomit.
  • The penguin is the only bird that cannot fly but can swim.
  • There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  • You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  • Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.
  • Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
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