Interesting Facts Quiz #3

Have you been paying attention to JetPunk's interesting facts? Prove your knowledge by filling in the blanks.
Quiz idea: iPenguin
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: March 22, 2019
First submittedMarch 21, 2019
Times taken11,276
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Lemons float, but limes sink
Marlon Brando was only 47 years old when he filmed The Godfather
About 50% of the world's gold was mined in South Africa
When people get a kidney transplant, the original kidney is not generally removed,
leaving the recipient with three
Males bees are known as drones. They don't have stingers and don't collect nectar. Their main purpose
is to mate with a queen bee.
Winston Churchill never said that the traditions of the British navy were "rum, sodomy, and the lash"
People had every reason to expect the Spanish Inquisition. When arriving in a city, they would announce
themselves and give heretics a few weeks to confess without severe punishment.
France's longest land border is with Brazil
In the country of South Korea, it is a common belief that people can die if they sleep in a
closed room with an electric fan running
U.S. President Andrew Jackson once killed a man in a duel
In the Middle Ages, some people believed that narwhal tusks came from unicorns
The guillotine was invented as a humane way to execute someone. But it wasn't just used during the
French Revolution. France used it for executions until 1977.
Just one deathcap mushroom has enough toxin to kill an adult human
There are an estimated 3.04 trillion trees on Earth. (Slightly more thanks to JetPunk users like you!)
China 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.
Flammable and inflammable mean the same thing
In the year 1913, Hitler, Stalin, Trotsky, Tito, and Freud all lived in the city of Vienna.
Corn flakes were originally designed by Dr. Kellogg as part of a bland vegetarian diet meant
to reduce sexual desire.
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 cone cells in their eyes, but birds have 4. This allows them to see light
in the ultraviolet spectrum.
Level 79
Mar 22, 2019
Somehow I typed "lime" and didn't type "limes".
Level 80
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.
Level 68
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).
Level 70
Mar 25, 2019
I think it is the person on the top bunk that is in danger:
Level 82
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...
Level 65
Jan 4, 2020
I don't think the myth regards drowning. It's cramping. Either way, it's not true.
Level 80
Jan 4, 2020
Are you saying people can't die if they sleep in a closed room with an electric fan running? ;-)
Level 72
Mar 27, 2019
I was like, "Are there really 3.04 trillion quizzes in the world???"
Level 23
Apr 2, 2019
I tried brain cells first
Level 63
Feb 29, 2020
I tried geniuses
Level 67
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.

Level 71
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.

Level 55
Jul 9, 2019
quietly chuffed I only got 6 wrong across the 3 quizzes and I never read the interesting facts
Level 56
Jan 4, 2020
Can you accept just unicorn for unicorns
Level 71
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.
Level 50
Jan 4, 2020
Males bees?
Level 68
Jan 4, 2020
Has all the gold been mined or something?
Level 65
Jan 4, 2020
That's what the Illuminati would have you believe.
Level 80
Jan 4, 2020
In Vietnam, where Korean culture has a big influence now, many people also believe in fan death.
Level 80
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?
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.
Level 66
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.
Level 49
May 15, 2020
I only missed "Spanish Inquisition".
Level 43
Jun 14, 2020
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquistions
Level 60
Jun 7, 2020
Spelling mistake in "males"? Should be male.
Level 55
Oct 30, 2020
Deathcap mushrooms are incredibly nutritious. A single one can feed an adult human for the rest of his life!