Quiz: Are You a Master of Uncommon Facts?
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Are You a Master of Uncommon Facts?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

We all love a few cool facts, don't we? There is nothing quite like broadening your general knowledge. But so many facts are just rehashed and told over and over again. So in this quiz, we are specifically going to test your knowledge of cool facts, but certainly lesser known facts.

As a general knowledge guru, you probably know a lot of them already but let's hope that a few will have you stumped, scratching your head for the answer. And what can you expect? Well, we have certainly focused on a wide spectrum of facts, from different aspects of life.

For instance, did you know that each tongue is unique? What about the fact that every day, your heart beats 100,000 times? Those are just some medical facts that are uncommon that we didn't include in the quiz. What about the fact that Winston Churchill served two terms as Prime Minister, the second one ten years after his Second World War exploits? Not many people know that.

And there are many more such examples of brilliant uncommon facts that if you don't know them, will give you some dinner table conversion pieces for the next few weeks! So let's see if you can ace this uncommon facts quiz.

Good luck!

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Which fictional character was also known as Greystoke?
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Can you name the two numbers are used in binary code?
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From this list, can you name the actress who has won the most Best Actress Academy Awards in history?
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What chess piece can only move diagonally?
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When was the Euro introduced as legal currency on the world market?
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The liqueur Cointreau is what flavor predominantly?
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Who became the British Prime Minister after Winston Churchill in 1955?
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What was the last letter added to the English alphabet?
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Which country’s national anthem has no words?
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Can you name the national animal of Scotland?
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Which of these books is most often stolen from public libraries?
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What is missing from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa?
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What is the most common first name in the world?
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What do paper grocery bags, fire escapes, windshield wipers and Monopoly all have in common?
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What is the only foodstuff that does not spoil while in an edible state?
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What creatures cause the most human deaths per year?
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Kleenex tissues were originally invented as which of these below?
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Can you name two diseases that have successfully been eradicated?
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Pteronophobia is the fear of which of these below?
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In music, what does the term “piano” mean?
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What kind of flower bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency?
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What is the world’s largest island?
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How many sides does a dodecagon have?
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Of the objects below, which did Lenin possess 12 examples of?
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The last English woman tried for witchcraft was convicted in which year?
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In geography, what Canadian province is the furthest East?
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Can you name the Greek goddess of witchcraft and magic?
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Which of these is the highest poker hand?
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Soldiers of which nationality wear a white kilt?
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How many strings does a cello have?
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If you were eating biltong what would you be eating?
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Which of these careers did Danny DeVito work in while trying to make it big acting?
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What color is absinthe?
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What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781?
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Can you name the first author to make the Forbes billionaires list?
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