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Interesting Facts Quiz #3

Have you been paying attention to JetPunk's interesting facts? Prove your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
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Last updated: March 22, 2019
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Lemons float, but _____ sink
Limes
Marlon Brando was only 47 years old when he filmed ___ _________
The Godfather
About 50% of the world's ____ was mined in South Africa
Gold
When people get a ______ transplant, the original ______ is not generally removed,
leaving the recipient with three
Kidney
Male bees are known as ______. They don't have stingers and don't collect nectar.
Their main purpose is to mate with a queen bee.
Drones
_______ __________ never said that the traditions of the British navy were
"rum, sodomy, and the lash"
Winston Churchill
People had every reason to expect the _______ ____________.
When arriving in a city, they would announce themselves and give heretics a
few weeks to confess without severe punishment.
Spanish Inquisition
France's longest land border is with ______
Brazil
In the country of _____ _____, it is a common belief that people can die if they sleep
in a closed room with an electric fan running
South Korea
U.S. President ______ _______ once killed a man in a duel
Andrew Jackson
In the Middle Ages, some people believed that narwhal tusks came from _______
Unicorns
The __________ was invented as a humane way to execute someone. But it wasn't only
used during the French Revolution. France used it for executions until 1977.
Guillotine
Just one deathcap ________ has enough toxin to kill an adult human
Mushroom
There are an estimated 3.04 trillion _____ on Earth.
slightly more thanks to JetPunk users like you!
Trees
_____ only has one time zone. This means that the sun can rise 3 hours earlier
in the eastern part of the country than in the west.
China
_________ and inflammable mean the same thing
Flammable
In the year 1913, Hitler, Stalin, Trotsky, Tito, and Freud all lived in the city of ______
Vienna
Corn _______ were originally designed by Dr. Kellogg as part of a bland
vegetarian diet meant to reduce sexual desire
Flakes
Just before the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba went into effect in 1962,
John F. Kennedy asked his Press Secretary to get him 1,000 Cuban ______
Cigars
Humans have 3 types of ____ cells in their eyes, but birds have 4.
This allows them to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum.
Cone
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Level 84
Mar 22, 2019
Somehow I typed "lime" and didn't type "limes".
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2019
Got them all! Easy. I remember seeing something about you planting trees on the site before. Learned about rods and cones in Psychology 101, I think. And I used to live in that country where people are legitimately afraid of "fan death." That helped me get the most obscure answers.
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2019
South Korea is one of the best educated populations in the world. That something so ludicrous as the myth about fans persists there says something truly astounding about human nature (although, I confess, I am not sure exactly what).
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2019
I think it is the person on the top bunk that is in danger:
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Level 88
Oct 29, 2019
There are similar things in educated populations all over the world. Like wive's tales in the US, such as waiting 30 minutes after you eat to swim or you'll drown...
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2020
I don't think the myth regards drowning. It's cramping. Either way, it's not true.
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2020
Are you saying people can't die if they sleep in a closed room with an electric fan running? ;-)
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Level 69
Mar 27, 2019
I was like, "Are there really 3.04 trillion quizzes in the world???"
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Level 40
Apr 2, 2019
I tried brain cells first
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Level 76
Feb 29, 2020
I tried geniuses
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2019
Only missed marlon brando and the president, I guess I did pay attention ( or knew some allready).

12 is a very very low average score imo, especially since most of these can be just guessed by thinking logically (not the president and name for male bees for and brando and the eye one, but you can work out (nearly) all the others)

like there arent many countries that needs two dashes. And what animal has a single horn that looks like the horn of a narwhal. What fruit is often said in one breath with lemons etc.

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Level 76
Jan 4, 2020
Funny, because Marlon Brando was quite easy, too, seeing it was one of his most famous roles (and considering the length of the two dashes). The name for male bees should really be common knowledge, so that was a gimme.

On the other hand, when it asked where the "tusk" (not the "horn") is believed to have come from, I first tried elephants, so not so straight forward. And with the fan question, I didn't realize it was asking for a country. I tried "urban myths", even "psycho analysis". Couldn't think of anything else.

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Level 67
Jul 9, 2019
quietly chuffed I only got 6 wrong across the 3 quizzes and I never read the interesting facts
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Level 57
Jan 4, 2020
Can you accept just unicorn for unicorns
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2020
I was surprised, too, how often the full plural form has to be put in. But then, I guess the facts must have been taken over from the source unaltered, so you just have to put up with it.
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Level 70
Jan 4, 2020
Males bees?
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2020
Has all the gold been mined or something?
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2020
That's what the Illuminati would have you believe.
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2020
In Vietnam, where Korean culture has a big influence now, many people also believe in fan death.
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2020
Something I don't get...a fan in a closed room doesn't kill you when you're awake, only when you're sleeping?
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2020
Common sense really. The fan can't sneak up on you and strangle you to death while your eyes are open.
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
Its not really about sleep, 선풍기 사망설 is the belief that if you stay in a room too long, it will suck all the oxygen out and kill you, which you cannot control if you are asleep, while just as ridiculous, it is a little more complicated than it just killing you while you are asleep.
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Level 51
May 15, 2020
I only missed "Spanish Inquisition".
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Level 40
Jun 14, 2020
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquistions
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Level 68
Oct 30, 2020
Deathcap mushrooms are incredibly nutritious. A single one can feed an adult human for the rest of his life!
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2023
Just because it can feed them for the rest of their life doesn't mean it's nutritious. It is however, very filling! You'll never need to eat anything else again!
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Level 79
Feb 12, 2024
That's one way to put it.
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Level 75
Jan 20, 2022
Easy 100% with how much I use this site
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2023
Did it in 1:09
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Level 57
Feb 1, 2023
Why is India and acceptable answer for the one time zone country question when the answer is china?
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Level 80
Feb 12, 2024
Because India also has only one time zone.

It's "only" about 29° of longitude east-to-west instead of about 61° for China, so the "three hours earlier" part is slightly debatable, but it's still a generally plausible answer - enough so that it is accepted as a type-in.

(And actually, since one ideal time zone is 360/24 = 15° of longitude, then the "three hours" is equally debatable for both countries, just in opposite directions. In India it's a 2-hour difference, in China it's a 4-hour difference. Depending, of course, on time time of year; 3-dimensional geometry makes simple answers awkward. Another reason why India is a plausible answer.)

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Level 67
Aug 18, 2023
100%, guess I've come across most of these facts at some point or another, I tend to pay attention to them after quizzes
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Level 50
Jan 3, 2024
As much as the corn flakes being invented to reduce masturbation is pretty funny, it turns out this is not actually true.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kelloggs-corn-flakes-masturbation/

this link should clear up what actually happened.

Nice quiz though, great assortment of absolutely useless but entertaining facts!

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Level 50
Jan 12, 2024
I was reading the interesting facts page and then i hit "random quiz" and i got this
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Level 66
Feb 12, 2024
this was easy and fun