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An elephant, an orca, a bus, or 50,000 Terry\'s Chocolate Orange\'s – what\'s heaviest?

    Which of these is the heaviest?

    A double-decker bus

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    50,000 Terry’s Chocolate Orange’s

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    An African Bush Elephant (max wieght)

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    An Orca (max weight)

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    A double-decker bus, even without passengers, [weighs](https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2014/3600) tonnes!
    50,000 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges [weigh](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/08/anger-over-shrinking-of-terrys-chocolate-orange/#:~:text=But%20after%20decades%20of%20satisfying,prompting%20outrage%20among%20its%20fans.) 8.65 US tonnes, the African Bush Elephant can [weigh](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units) six tonnes, and an Orca can also [weigh](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/orca) six tonnes!

    Which of these is the longest?

    Men’s Javelin throw world record

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    1000 full-length Subway sandwiches

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    The Evergreen container ship

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    An American football field

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    Getting stuck in the Suez Canal requires one looong ship, [400m](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-56505413) long in fact!
    Since Subway [agreed](https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/01/size-matters-subway-promises-its-footlong-sandwiches-will-be-a-foot-long) to make their footlongs actually one foot, 1000 of them comes in at 304.8m. An American football field is [109.7m](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units) long. The men’s world record Javelin throw is [98.48](https://www.worldathletics.org/records/by-discipline/throws/javelin-throw/outdoor/men) metres.

    What takes longer?

    A flight from London to New York City (direct)

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    Watching all three films of _The Lord of the Rings_

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    To drive from London to Paris

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    The quickest journey to the international space station (from Earth)

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    It takes a whole [nine hours and 18 minutes](https://www.radiotimes.com/movies/how-long-does-it-actually-take-to-watch-these-famous-film-franchises/) to finish _The Lord of the Rings_!
    Commercial flights from London to New York City have gone as quick as under [five hours](https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesasquith/2020/02/15/under-5-hours-british-airways-boeing-747-sets-the-record-for-the-quickest-flight-between-new-york-and-london/) before! Although flights usually range between seven and eight hours. The drive from London to Paris takes around [six and a half hours](https://www.google.com/maps/dir/London/Paris,+France/data=!4m8!4m7!1m2!1m1!1s0x47d8a00baf21de75:0x52963a5addd52a99!1m2!1m1!1s0x47e66e1f06e2b70f:0x40b82c3688c9460!3e0?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwivoa3RxsD0AhXhzoUKHeP4BVIQ-A96BAgTEA0), and getting to the ISS can take a measly [three hours and three minutes!](https://www.space.com/soyuz-makes-fastest-space-station-crew-flight-record)

    Which of these happened first?

    The election of Obama as President

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    The first iPhone coming out

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    The release of _Up_

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    The downgrading of Pluto to a dwarf-planet

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    Remember when we had nine planets in our solar system? Then you remember before Pluto’s relegation in [2006!](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33462184)
    Steve Jobs gave us the iPhone in [2007](https://www.businessinsider.com/first-phone-anniversary-2016-12), Obama was of course elected in [2008](https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/21/barack-obama-on-the-moment-he-won-presidency-exclusive-extract), and _Up_ came out in [2009!](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/releaseinfo)

    Which of these is the hottest?

    The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth

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    A candle’s flame

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    Human body Temperature

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    How can something so small be so damn hot? Well, it is fire I guess. The heat of a candle’s flame is [1400°C](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units), so don’t be playing with fire folks!
    Mars turns out to be freezing, who knew? The average surface temperature is minus [62°C](https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-mars-58.html)! The hottest place on earth is in the aptly named „Death Valley”, it is primarily in California, and the highest temperature recorded reached [54°C](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units)! We’re pretty hot ourselves, having an average body temperature of [36.8°C](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units).

    Which of these is the most money?

    The gross box office revenue of _Black Panther_

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    The cost of the most expensive painting ever sold

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    The cost of building the Burj Khalifa

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    How much Jeff Bezos makes in a week

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    How else could he afford a day trip to space? His [$2.2bn](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-mind-blowing-facts-jeff-182204262.html) a week means that $1 for the average American equates to $1.7m for Bezos.
    The Burj Khalifa cost [$1.5bn](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/the-worlds-most-expensive-buildings/burj-khalifa/). Black Panther was a hit worldwide with a [$1.3bn](https://time.com/5523398/highest-grossing-marvel-movies/) gross box office take. Leonardo da Vinci’s _Salvador Mundi_ broke the record in 2017, selling for [$450.3m](https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/the-louvre-wants-this-450-million-leonardo-in-its-big-show-but-its-mystery-owner-appears-to-be-balking/2019/10/15/85bc5094-eec2-11e9-b648-76bcf86eb67e_story.html).

    Which of these is the tallest?

    50,000 LEGO bricks

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    The Empire State Building

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    The tallest statue in the world (the Statue of Unity)

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    Niagara Falls

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    Stacking up 50,000 lego bricks comes to an impressive [480m](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units) tall!
    The Empire State Building is [443m](https://www.omnicalculator.com/conversion/weird-units) tall. India’s statue of unity is an impressive [182m](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46028342) tall. Realistically, if people go down the falls in [barrels](https://www.niagarafallslive.com/daredevils_of_niagara_falls.htm), it can’t be thaaat high. Still, you wouldn’t catch me doing that from [57m](https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/niagara-falls-geology-facts-figures/).

    Which city has the most tourists?


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    Bangkok is the place to go it seems, with [22.78m](https://www.businessinsider.com/most-visited-cities-around-the-world-ranked-2019-9#1-bangkok-2278-million-19) visitors in 2019!
    Next up was Paris, which attracted [19.1m](https://www.businessinsider.com/most-visited-cities-around-the-world-ranked-2019-9#1-bangkok-2278-million-19) tourists. Then we have London, coming in at [19.09m](https://www.businessinsider.com/most-visited-cities-around-the-world-ranked-2019-9#1-bangkok-2278-million-19). Finally, Dubai drew [15.93m](https://www.businessinsider.com/most-visited-cities-around-the-world-ranked-2019-9#1-bangkok-2278-million-19) visitors, with tourists spending the most per day there, an average of $553!

    What are there more of?

    Citizens of the Vatican City

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    All-time summer Olympic gold medals won by the USA

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    Episodes of _Doctor Who_ (as of 01/11/21)

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    McDonald’s restaurants in the UK (as of 05/12/2021)

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    In the UK, as of the fifth of December 2021, McDonald’s has approximately [1300](https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/help/faq/18510-how-many-mcdonalds-restaurants-are-there-in-the-uk-and-the-world.html) restaurants.
    The most successful nation of all time, USA gold medals at summer Olympics have reached [1061](https://www.sportingnews.com/us/athletics/news/usa-gold-medals-2021-olympics/1mf68wugb2bss1530u2yis334q)! The long running BBC series has managed a whopping [862](https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/31/how-many-series-of-doctor-who-are-there-15515998/) episodes, and counting. While around 850 people live in Vatican City, only around [450](https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2012/07/the-current-legislation-on-citizenship-in-the-vatican-city-state/) are citizens.

    Who was born first?

    Nelson Mandela

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    Marilyn Monroe

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    Queen Elizabeth

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    Elvis Presley

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    Nelson Mandela was born in [1918](https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1993/mandela/biographical/#:~:text=Nelson%20Rolihlahla%20Mandela%20was,Witwatersrand%20where%20he%20studied%20law.)!
    Queen Elizabeth was born in April [1926](https://www.royal.uk/her-majesty-the-queen#:~:text=The%20Queen%20was%20born%20at,George%20VI%20-%20and%20Queen%20Elizabeth.), two months before [Marilyn Monroe](https://themarilynmonroecollection.com/marilyn-monroe-biography/)! Elvis Presley was born a decade or so later, in [1935](https://www.graceland.com/biography#:~:text=The%20incredible%20Elvis%20Presley%20life,,%20on%20January%208,%201935.).

    Who has more Instagram followers?

    Jennifer Aniston

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    Lady Gaga

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    Justin Timberlake

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    Serena Williams

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    JT takes it with [62.5m](https://www.instagram.com/justintimberlake/) followers!
    Then we have Lady gaga, with [50.5m](https://www.instagram.com/ladygaga/) followers. In third place is Jennifer Aniston, with [38.7m](https://www.instagram.com/jenniferaniston/) followers. She’s not used to not winning, but the fewest followers is Serena Williams, with [13.9m](https://www.instagram.com/serenawilliams/).

    Which of these affects more people?

    Beeturia (beetroots turning your urine red)

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    Colour blindness

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    Coriander tasting like soap

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    Being able to smell ‘asparagus wee’

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    The ability to detect the pungent odour of urine after eating asparagus affects [40-60%](https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314722#More-women-than-men-noseblind-to-asparagus-metabolites) of people.
    If you’ve ever noticed your wee being red after eating beetroot, then you’re one of [14%](https://www.healthline.com/health/beeturia#:~:text=Beets%20can%20cause%20beeturia,%20which,14%20percent%20of%20the%20population.) of the population. Coriander having a soapy taste differs from continent to continent, it ranges from [4-14%](https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/why-does-cilantro-taste-bad-like-soap_n_7653808). Colour blindness actually affects around [8% of men, but only 0.5%](https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/colour-vision-deficiency/#:~:text=It%27s%20a%20common%20problem%20that,to%20someone%20with%20normal%20vision) of women.

    Which of these is more common?

    Having blue eyes

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    Left handedness

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    Having red hair

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    Regularly snoring

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    Around [24%](https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/why-do-people-snore-answers-for-better-health) of the population are regular snorers, while 45% of people snore occasionally.
    Between [10 and 12%](https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53739189#:~:text=Research%20suggests%20that%20between%20ten,a%20lefty%20is%20pretty%20cool.) of the population are left-handed, so if you’re a lefty you’re pretty unique. Only [8-10%](https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-health/eye-color-percentages) of the population have blue eyes, and just [1-2%](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24331615) of people have red hair!

    Finally, which of these countries is most populated?


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    Morocco is the largest populated with [37.5 million](https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/morocco-population/)!
    In second we have Malaysia with [33m](https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/morocco-population/), followed by Australia ( [26m](https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/morocco-population/)), and Cuba ( [11.3m](https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/morocco-population/)).

    So you’re not the greatest guesser, who cares? You’ve clearly got too much _actual_ information in your head to waste space with these useless facts.

    You know what, you should really trust your instincts because they seem to serve you well. Or maybe you just know some very useless facts?

    Wow! You are clearly a master guesser. If there was a degree in intuition, you’d be top of the class!