So, if you are one of those intellectual gladiators who love collecting general knowledge questions and answers to win in sparring contests to prove your mental supremacy, here are a few interesting ones:
1. What is the heaviest naturally occurring metal on Earth?
Plutonium, with an atomic weight of 244 u, is the heaviest naturally occurring metal (by mass) on Earth.
2. How many legs do butterflies have?
Most butterflies can taste through their feet!
3. What is the most populous country in the world?
As on December 2012, the population of China was about 1.35 billion.
4. Which state is the biggest in the US?
Alaska is about twice the size of Texas.
5. Which is the largest country (by area) in the world?
Russia covers about 1/7th of the Earth.
6. What is the common name for Aurora Borealis?
A. Northern Lights
B. Southern Lights
The South Pole too has its own 'lights' - the 'Aurora Australis'.
7. What is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?
Studies suggest that dental disease is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, poor pregnancy outcomes, and dementia.
8. What was the last recorded album of Beatles?
A. Abbey Road
B. Let It Be
In 2012, Rolling Stone rated Abbey Road 14th on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
9. What instrument did Miles Davis, the jazz musician, play?
Miles was considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
10. In which sport could you get into a headlock?
Wrestling was amongst the few sports part of the first modern Olympics at Athens, Greece in 1896.
11. In which country was golf first played?
The Gentleman Golfers of Leith, Edinburgh was where the first official golf rules were penned down.
12. Which is the sport where you could be out 'leg before wicket', or 'hit a six'?
Cricket is often called the 'gentleman's game'.
13. When was baseball first played in the US?
The first recorded baseball game with codified rules was played in June 19, 1846 at Hoboken, New Jersey.
14. In which sport would you use a 'sand iron'?
The first ever recorded hole-in-one was made by Tom Morris at the Open Championship, Scotland, in 1868.
15. What is the largest mammal in the world?
A. African Elephant
B. Blue Whale
The blue whale measures about 30 m in length, and weighs about 170 tons. Its heart is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
16. Where did reggae music originate?
Reggae was first developed in Jamaica in the late 60s.
17. Who was the creator of Jeeves and Wooster?
A. P.G. Wodehouse
B. Oscar Wilde
Wodehouse wrote 15 plays, and 250 lyrics for about 30 musical comedies.
18. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
A. Leonardo Da Vinci
Michelangelo painted 12,000 sq ft of the chapel's ceiling over a span of 5 years (1508 - 1512).
19. Who was the writer of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?
A. Rudyard Kipling
B. Lewis Carroll
The book, often called Alice in Wonderland was written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in 1865.
20. After which famous person was the teddy bear named?
A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. Teddy Pendergrass
The first teddy bear is believed to be created simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the America, and Richard Steiff in Germany, in the early 20th century.
21. Which is the smallest ocean in the world?
A. Pacific Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
The Arctic Ocean covers an area of about 5,427,000 sq mi, which is roughly the size of Russia.
22. What is the rhino's horn made of?
The rhino horn has a similar structure to horse's hooves, turtle beaks, and cockatoo bills.
23 Who created Snoopy?
B. Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
Snoopy made his first appearance in the comic strip - Peanuts, on October 4, 1950.
24 Who was the first non-royal to appear on a UK postage stamp?
A. William Shakespeare
B. Issac Newton
A 5¢ stamp was issued in Stratford, CT on August 14, 1964, on the occasion of William Shakespeare's 400th birth anniversary.
25 What is the capital city of Afghanistan?
Opium is the main crop cultivated in Afghanistan.