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Updated on Jul 7, 2020. Posted on Jun 14, 2020

If You Can Tell Whether These 10 New Facts Are Real Or Fake, You're Smarter Than 90% Of The Population

Are mosquitoes flies?

You guys did a pretty good job on my first Can You Tell Whether These 10 Facts Are Real Or Fake? quiz so I decided to make round two! Good luck...

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  1. The first pair of scissors was left-handed.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Sorry lefties, the first pair of scissors was not meant for you!

    Via @jaydenbartels via Giphy
  2. The Great Wall of China is visible from space.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    "It's not visible from space. No single human structure is visible from orbit, but you can see cities at night."

    Via ABC
  3. A typical cumulus cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    According to scientist, Peggy LeMone, an average cumulus cloud has a water density of half a gram per cubic meter and a volume of one billion cubic meters. When you calculate the cloud's total water content, you end up with 500,000,000 grams of water or about 1.1 million pounds!

    Via NBC
  4. It takes seven years to digest gum.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    While it will easily stick to the bottom of your shoe, gum doesn't stick to your stomach wall or intestinal tract like most people think. Instead of hanging around for years, gum travels the same path as food and only takes about 30-120 minutes to, well... exit the system.

    Via CBS
  5. Pineapples take about two years to grow.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    It takes about 18 to 36 months from the time they are planted to when they are harvested.

    Via A&M/So So Def Records
  6. Mosquitos are flies.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    True

    Mosquitoes are amongst the 3,500 species of small insects that are considered to be in the fly family. The word "mosquito" is Spanish for "little fl."

    Via youtube.com
  7. On average, you swallow eight spiders a year in your sleep.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Thankfully, this one's far from true. It's generally believed that spiders don't intentionally crawl into a bed (much less a mouth) because there's no prey and they don't care about humans.

    Via NBC
  8. A hummingbird can weigh less than a penny.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real!

    A penny can weigh approximately three to four grams depending on what year it was coined, and the Bee Hummingbird can be as small as two grams!

    Via NBC
  9. The Hawaiian alphabet has only twelve letters.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    The Hawaiian alphabet (piapa), was written by 19th century missionaries. The alphabet contains 12 letters: 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and 7 consonants (h, k, l, m, n, p, w).

    Via Walt Disney Pictures
  10. And lastly, "courgette" is actually the feminine noun of cucumber.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake!

    Courgette is just another word for zucchini, and zucchinis are not female cucumbers.

    Via giphy.com
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