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The Hardest General Knowledge True/False Quiz You’ll Ever Take

Can you get more than half of these "true or false" questions correct?

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    Humans give off a very small amount of light, but it’s about 1,000 times dimmer than we’re capable of seeing.

    Via livescience.com
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    A single peanut has just 11 calories. An 8-ounce steak has 585 calories.

    Via livestrong.com
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    Oxford became the university we know it as today in 1249 (though it’s existed since 1096). The Aztec civilization didn’t exist until 1325, with founding of the city of Tenochtitlán.

    Via smithsonianmag.com
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    The first rudimentary fax machine used foil cylinders to pass very crude, simple messages (signatures, mostly) over electrical wires.

    Via faxauthority.com
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    There was a tortoise named Harriet who lived to be 175 years old, but there is a tree system known as Pando that is currently pushing 80,000 years.

    Via en.wikipedia.org)
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    The differences are almost negligible, but typically a light-roast coffee contains around 1.37% caffeine, and a medium roast contains 1.21% caffeine, as does a dark-roasted coffee.

    Via en.wikipedia.org
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    There are tons of other factors to consider, like disease and predators. But, crocodiles technically never age, and their bodies never break down in the same way as humans (which is a process called senescence).

    Via awesci.com
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    Octopuses grow an extra little arm that they can detach and hurl at a female octopus to impregnate them.

    Via iflscience.com
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    Heavy metal got its start in the 1960s. Blues has been round since the early 20th century (if not earlier).

    Via en.wikipedia.org
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    Early baseballs were made of the rubber from old shoes, wrapped in yarn and leather.

    Via en.wikipedia.org)
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    Your inner ear contains small calcium crystals called “otoconia,” and if they ever become detached from the ear canal (due to head trauma), it can cause dizziness.

    Via swedish.org
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    Oreo brand cookies were introduced in 1912 (and the similar Hyrdox brand cookie was introduced even earlier). Chocolate chip cookies weren’t introduced until 1938, in the Toll House Tried and True Recipes cookbook.

    Via en.wikipedia.org
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    The Empire State Building extends just 16.7 meters below ground, but it towers 443 meters from the base to the top of its antenna.

    Via great-towers.com
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    Most of Europe believed that unicorns were real well into the 19th century, so it’s not that surprising that Scotland declared it the country's national animal way back in the late 14th century.

    Via scotsman.com
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    It’s true that there are 19 Fortune 500 companies based in Minnesota, but that only puts the state in ninth place. There are 54 Fortune 500 companies based in California.

    Via ceo.com
  16. wikimedia.org
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    Abraham Lincoln lived from 1809 to 1865. Albert Einstein lived from 1879 to 1955. They actually just missed each other by 14 years.

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    Living humans make up 350 million metric tons of biomass, and termites make up 445 million metric tons.

    Via en.wikipedia.org)
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    Living cattle account for 520 million metric tons of biomass, beating out humans by 170 million metric tons.

    Via en.wikipedia.org)

The Hardest General Knowledge True/False Quiz You’ll Ever Take

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