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The Impossible, Very Weird Random Facts Trivia Quiz

Talk about random and obscure…these are 15 random knowledge quiz facts that you will not know! Check yourself on this impossible general knowledge and weird random facts quiz. If you can pass this test without internet help-you have a massive, fact-filled cranium!

  • Question of

    Ulysses S. Grant was a civil war general. What did his middle initial stand for?

    • It didn’t stand for anything…
    • Steven
    • Sondon
    • Several

    Correct Wrong

    Grant’s given name was actually Hiram Ulysses Grant-the S doesn't stand for anything source: history.com/topics/us-presidents/ulysses-s-grant-1

  • Question of

    What did the ancient Romans use mouse brains for?

    • toothpaste
    • perfume
    • a love potion
    • war face paint

    Correct Wrong

    mouse brain was rather frequently used in ancient Rome-good “toothpaste” that included “ashes head of hare and donkey teeth, mixed with extracts of mouse brain or hare”. source: ancientpages.com/2017/12/10/ancient-romans-loved-white-teeth-means-acceptable-get-even-portuguese-urine/

  • Question of

    Which of these liquids was used as a mouthwash in ancient Rome?

    • urine
    • seawater
    • calves blood
    • tree sap

    Correct Wrong

    Romans used urine as a mouthwash, toothpaste & even as a laundry detergent. source: youngisthan.in/history/urine-as-a-mouthwash/42944

  • Question of

    Goldlfish can get a suntan.

    • TRUE
    • FALSE

    Correct Wrong

    Goldfish have pigment in their skin that reacts to light. When their skin is deprived of light or they have less exposure, this impacts their skin. Over time, they can lose their color and turn white. source: pethelpful.com/fish-aquariums/Why-do-goldfish-change-color

  • Question of

    Camel milk has been made for thousands of years in certain parts of the world.

    • TRUE
    • FALSE

    Correct Wrong

    it is on paper technically impossible to turn camel milk into cheese-recent laboratory developments in isolating the enzyme chymosin in the camels stomach has made producing cheese possible source: cheeseconnoisseur.com/camel-milk-making-the-impossible-possible/

  • Question of

    Morphine is a painkiller that got it’s name from the Greek god of

    • dreams
    • clouds
    • wine and song
    • the afterlife

    Correct Wrong

    initially the drug was named Morpheus, after the Greek god of dreams; but later changed to the name morphine source: the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/123203/morphines-modest-origin

  • Question of

    What was used for blood in the famous shower scene in the movie “Psycho”?

    • chocolate syrup
    • ketchup
    • paint
    • animal blood

    Correct Wrong

  • Question of

    Velcro was an invention as part of the research of the U.S. space program.

    • FALSE
    • TRUE

    Correct Wrong

    Velcro is NOT a spinoff of the Space Program it is a Swiss invention from the 1940s - source: nasa.gov/offices/ipp/home/myth_tang.html

  • Question of

    Which grow faster-fingernails or toenails?

    • fingernails
    • toenails
    • they grow at the same rate

    Correct Wrong

    Fingernails tend to grow roughly 3.5-4mm per month, whereas toenails grow at between 1.6-1.8mm per month source: scienceabc.com/humans/why-do-fingernails-grow-faster-than-toenails.html

  • Question of

    This is the only bird that can fly backwards.

    • hummingbird
    • woodpecker
    • stork
    • albatross

    Correct Wrong

    because of their unique wing structure, a hummingbird can fly forward and backwards, diagonally, left to right, right to the left and even hover source: worldatlas.com/articles/which-is-the-only-bird-that-can-fly-backward.html

  • Question of

    Where was the Ice-cream company Hiiagen-Dazs founded?

    • New York
    • Geneva
    • Copenhagen
    • London

    Correct Wrong

    the first Häagen-Dazs shop was opened in Brooklyn Heights, NY in 1976 source: icecream.com/us/en/brands/haagen-dazs/about/our-history

  • Question of

    Which of the following animals has a brain that is smaller than ONE of it’s eyes?

    • Giraffe
    • Elephant
    • Ostrich
    • Crocodile

    Correct Wrong

    An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain, and is the largest eye of any living land animal, measuring five centimetres across. source: bloodraynebetrayal.com/suzanna-escobar/other/is-an-ostrich-eye-bigger-than-its-brain/

  • Question of

    Kiwi fruit is native to

    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand

    Correct Wrong

    in 1959, the Chinese gooseberry became known as the kiwifruit-it is native to northern China source: hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/kiwifruit_ars.html

  • Question of

    How long does a day last on the moon?

    • 29.5 Earth days
    • 1.9 Earth days
    • 46.2 Earth days
    • 6.3 Earth days

    Correct Wrong

    a day on the Moon lasts as long as 29.5 Earth days source: universetoday.com/20524/how-long-is-a-day-on-the-moon-1/

  • Question of

    Wooden money was used in the Great Depression.

    • TRUE
    • FALSE

    Correct Wrong

    During the Great Depression, the city of Tenino printed wooden money to help with the cash crisis. source: .wftv.com/news/trending/coronavirus-city-famous-depression-era-wooden-currency-will-print-wooden-cash-covid-relief/FEOCAF6ZZREFFAVYVBPJYWZYEY/

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