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    Question The non-Disney, no cheating Test Your Knowledge QUIZ!

    Thought this might be fun...

    Here are 29 questions about things we see every day or have known about
    all our lives. These little simple questions are harder than you think - it just shows you how little we pay attention to the common place things of life. Put your thinking caps on for these mind teasers of COMMON KNOWLEDGE.

    No cheating! No looking around! No using anything on or in your desk or computer!

    The average is score is only 7! Write down your answers and check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions. REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!!

    How many can you get right? LET'S SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.


    1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

    2. How many states are there? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)

    3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

    4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

    5. What two letters don't appear on the telephone dial? (No cheating!)

    6. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

    7. When you walk does your left arm swing w/your right or left leg?

    8. How many matches are in a standard pack?

    9. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

    10. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

    11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

    12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

    13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

    14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?

    15. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?

    16. Which way do fans rotate?

    17. Whose face is on a dime?

    18. How many sides does a stop sign have?

    19. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

    20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

    21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

    22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? (OK, so kind of a Disney question)

    23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

    24. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

    25. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening
    between the slats?

    26. On the back of a $1 bill, what is in the center?

    27. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no
    digits?

    28. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

    29. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?


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    1. Bottom

    2. 50 (please tell me you got this one!)

    3. Right

    4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, & gold

    5. Q, Z

    6. 1, 0

    7. Right

    8. 20

    9. Red

    10. 88

    11. Counter (north of the equator)

    12. Towards bottom right

    13. 12 (no #1)

    14. Left

    15. Top

    16. Clockwise as you look at it

    17. Roosevelt

    18. 8

    19. Left

    20. 5

    21. 6

    22. Bashful

    23. 8

    24. Ace of spades

    25. Left

    26. ONE

    27. *, #

    28. 3

    29. Counter


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    11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

    depends on where you live
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    this is another urban myth
    check out snopes.com

    Claim: Thanks to the Coriolis effect, toilets flush clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern.

    Status: False.

    Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2003]


    Water in a pan, sink, or toilet rotates counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. This is due to the Coriolis Effect, which is caused by the rotation of the Earth.


    Origins: Because the Earth is a globe spinning on an invisible axis, a point at its equator will make a circuit of 25,000 miles in the space of a day, but any point not on the equator will make a shorter round trip; the closer that point is to either of the poles, the shorter its trip will be. Put another way, a pencil
    at the equator travels 1,030 miles an hour, whereas another at Sarasota, Florida, moves at 930 miles per hour, and one at the North pole doesn't move at all.

    This apparent difference in speed results in the Coriolis force, an effect that imparts a twist to largish events happening away from the equator. Best known is its effect on air masses: as they move away from the equator, their speed (which matches that of where they started from) appears to be faster than that of the surface over which they are traveling. This sets them turning in a clockwise twist in the northern hemisphere and a counterclockwise twist in the southern. Likewise, a cannonball fired due north will veer a teeny bit to the east, and one fired to the south will deflect ever so slightly to the west, something a skilled gunner would make an adjustment for.

    The twisting effect of the Coriolis force is real and does influence certain large things like the movement of air masses, but the effect is so small that it plays no role in determining the direction in which water rotates as it exits from a draining sink or toilet. The Coriolis effect produces a measurable effect over huge distances and long periods of time, neither of which applies to your bathroom. Toilets and sinks drain in the directions they do because of the way water is directed into them or pulled from them. If water enters in a swirling motion (as it does when a toilet is flushed, for example), the water will exit in that same swirling pattern; as well, most basins have irregular surfaces and are not perfectly level, factors which influence the direction in which water spirals down their drains. The configuration of taps and drains is responsible for the direction of spin given to water draining from sinks and bathtubs to a degree that overwhelms the slight influence of the Coriolis force.

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    Very interesting. I got a 13.
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    Thanks for the workout Lou!
    I did better than I thought.
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    Those were easy. OK, some were easy, but the following can only be answered by a handful of people per million:

    What are the designations of the worth of currently minted US coins? No fair looking. I made the choices easy. Don't worry about capitalization. This is not a trick quiz.

    A. one cent, five cents, ten cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, one dollar

    B. one cent, five cents, one dime, quarter dollar, half dollar, one dollar

    C. one cent, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents, dollar

    D. 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, 1 dollar

    I will give answer on Monday and/or you can get your piggie banks/cookie jars out if you can't wait.
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    I got 20 correct out of 29. That is only 69%. Yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiminy Cricket
    Those were easy. OK, some were easy, but the following can only be answered by a handful of people per million:

    What are the designations of the worth of currently minted US coins? No fair looking. I made the choices easy. Don't worry about capitalization. This is not a trick quiz.

    A. one cent, five cents, ten cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, one dollar

    B. one cent, five cents, one dime, quarter dollar, half dollar, one dollar

    C. one cent, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents, dollar

    D. 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, 1 dollar

    I will give answer on Monday and/or you can get your piggie banks/cookie jars out if you can't wait.
    If I understand your question correctly, I'll say B
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    If I understand your question correctly, I'll say B
    I'm going to second Lou's answer of B
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddBreakey
    I'm going to second Lou's answer of B
    "B" is the correct answer. Even if you tell people what the designations are they usually will not believe you as the "ONE DIME" is not keeping with logical thinking. By the way, "C" is what most people think the coins have written on them.

    P.S. The US Mint loves the dollar coin in that is costs about 8 cents to make. So, the government makes 92 cents for every one it produces. The penny on the other hand, costs almost 1 cent to make. The same goes for US currency.

    P.P.S. Another trivia question: How many trees are used to make US paper money each year?
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    P.P.S. Another trivia question: How many trees are used to make US paper money each year?
    I am probably wrong but I am going to say . . . . . . . . NONE
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    Paper money is made by Crane (the fancy-shmancy paper company) and is actually linen
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    None is correct, Brian. As Lou added, Crane of Dalton MA produces the "paper". US paper money is made up mostly of cloth/fibers left over from the making of denim and t-shirts. Crane makes a lot of money buy making paper from stuff that would normally be thrown away. A US $1 bill usually lasts 18 months.

    While many countries around the world are making currency from plastic (bills last a long, long, time), the US is many years away, if ever, from using the material due to counterfeiting concerns. Worldwide the $100 bill is counterfeited the most, while in the US the $20 is the bill of choice.

    A little known and publicized fact: It is estimated that 25% of all US coins are counterfeit. Where are you most likely to get one? Try any casino or vending machine. Of course, the casino and vending machine industries deny any involvement in counterfeiting, or organized crime for that matter. I believe them.
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