99% of Adults Can't Ace This General Knowledge Quiz! Can You?


By: Heather Cahill

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Animals, history, entertainment, and more. This quiz has it all! Think you know a few facts from a variety of different categories? Take the quiz to find out!

What was the name of the first game console released by Sega?

The first game console released by Sega was the SG-1000. This console was only released in Japan in 1983!


What was originally in the painting, "The Last Supper," that is no longer there now?

Jesus' feet were originally in the famous painting, "The Last Supper," by Leonardo Da Vinci. The reason for his feet's disappearance is due to a door cutting into the bottom of the painting.


Which city has the full name "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula?"

It's the city of Los Angeles. This long name is the result of the founders of the city who gave it this official name in 1781, which also has a few different variations.


Who was Bender from Futurama named after?

Bender, a robot from Futurama, was named after John Bender from 'The Breakfast Club.' John DiMaggio voices the robot who was created in the future.


What is the world's best-selling album of all time?

The world's best-selling album of all time is 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson. The King of Pop said that this was his dream for the album. His dream came true!


Which star was an extra in "Ghostbusters?"

Ron Jeremy was an extra in the movie, 'Ghostbusters.' Around an hour into the movie from 1984, you can spot him in the crowd.


What is the capital of Japan?

The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The city has a population of over 13 million people and is both historic and modern. It has 23 wards within its boundaries.


Is it true or false that the dog who played Toto was paid more for "The Wizard Oz" than Judy Garland?

It is false that the dog who played Toto in 'The Wizard of Oz' was paid more than Judy Garland. The dog named Terry was paid $125 a week while Judy received $500 a week.


How may goalies have scored a goal in the history of the NHL?

Eleven goalies have scored a goal in the history of the NHL. Martin Brodeur has scored a total of three goals, his last in 2013.


What is the fear of being happy called?

The fear of being happy is called cherophobia. Individuals who suffer from this avoid anything that could provide the feeling of happiness.


What is a baby spider called?

A baby spider is called a spiderling. This word is commonly used to refer to the baby spiders before they have hatched and left their mothers.


Which company sold a camera that was able to see through clothing?

Sony sold a camera that was able to see through clothing. The camera was recalled in 1998, after over 700,000 of them were sold.


How long was the shortest war in history?

The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War which lasted only 38 minutes. Over 500 people in the Zanzibar army were wounded, compared to 1 person in the British army.


How many bones does a human adult have?

A human adult has 206 bones. For comparison, a blue whale has 356 bones, a hamster has 124 bones, and a dog has 319 bones.


Which musician has used these pseudonyms: Country Hams and Paul Ramone?

Paul McCartney has used these pseudonyms. These are only two of countless names that have been used by Paul McCartney.


Which cell in the body can live the longest?

The brain cell can live the longest out of all of the cells in the body. Brain cells can live for the entire duration of your life, and even longer.


How many times can a paper be folded, regardless of it's size?

A paper can only be folded seven times, regardless of how big or small the paper is. However, the show Mythbusters was able to fold a very thin paper 11 times.


Is it true or false that if you put alcohol on a scorpion it will sting itself to death?

This is false. It's impossible for a scorpion to sting itself to death, because it is immune to its own venom. However, it is commonly thought that this is true.


Who was actually the first person from Europe to arrive in America?

The first person from Europe to arrive in America was Leif Erikson. He arrived long before Colombus arrived, although it is unknown if his discovery of America was intentional.


Who invented the fax machine?

Alexander Bain invented the fax machine. His invention was the base for the fax machines that are still used today. He patented his invention in 1843.


Who is the lead singer of the band Maroon 5?

Adam Levine is the lead singer of Maroon 5. The singer additionally appears on the television show, 'The Voice,' where he is a judge and mentor.


Which company was the first to put a commercial on television?

Bulova Watch Co. was the first company to put a commercial on television. The spot aired in 1941 and cost only $9!


Which animal can fly backwards?

A hummingbird can fly backwards. These amazing little animals can also flap their wings around 80 times per second! Everything about these little birds is fast.


Who wrote the most expensive book in the world?

Leonardo Da Vinci wrote the most expensive book in the world. The book is called 'Codex Leicester' which Bill Gates bought for $30.8 million.


What children's story was banned in China?

Alice in Wonderland was banned in China. The reason for the story being banned is because it was believed that animals should not be able to communicate in the same way that humans do.


What is the world's best-selling single of all time?

The world's best selling single is 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby. The holiday hit sold over 50 million copies as of 2012.


Shaggy, Fred and Daphne are characters from which television show?

These characters are from the television show, 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!' The first episode of the show aired in 1969.


What is Scotland's national animal?

Scotland's national animal is a unicorn. The choice of this animal stems from mythology as well as the fact that the unicorn symbolizes power.


When suffering a heart attack, what can you chew that will save your life?

When suffering a heart attack, you can chew an Aspirin to save your life until you get to the hospital. Chewing will make the pill dissolve faster and therefore work faster.


Which of the following people cofounded Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg cofounded Facebook in 2004. The other cofounders are Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin.


Is it true or false that the gas gauge in a car typically has an arrow to tell you which side the gas tank is on?

The gas gauge in most vehicles does have an arrow pointing to the side that the gas tank in on. If you forget next time, you won't have to get out and check!


Santa Anna held a funeral for which body part?

Santa Anna had a funeral for his amputated leg. He lost his leg in a battle and it is currently at the Illinois State Military Museum.


Which hockey team has their name spelled with two 'Q's' on the Stanley Cup?

The Boston Bruins' name is spelled "Bqstqn Bruins" on the Stanley Cup! This is only one of a few mistakes on the iconic cup.


Which animal can catch illnesses that humans typically get?

Gorillas can catch a human illness. In 2009, it was reported that a group of gorillas had caught an illness affecting their respiratory system from humans.


Which of the following is good luck in Japan?

A sumo wrestler making your baby cry means good luck in Japan. There is a festival that is held in Japan that consists of this, with the goal of bringing good health to the participants.


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