25 Questions About Things We See Everyday

Got this trivia from MS Newsgroup: (Some questions modified so it’s more clear)

The average person only gets 7 correct.

This is based on U.S. info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks – it just shows how little most of us really see!

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think– it just shows you how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life.

Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking around! No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in your desk or computer!

Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7) Write down your answers as you go.

Check answers (on the bottom), AFTER completing all the questions.

REMEMBER – NO CHEATING!!! BE HONEST!!! That means no looking at your phone or anything on your desk…

Then, before you pass this on to your friends, change the number on the subject line to show how many you got correct and put your initials next to that number. Forward to your friends and also back to the one who sent it to you.

– If not, just have fun! Here we go!

  1. On a standard traffic light, is the green light on the top or bottom?
  2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don’t laugh, some people don’t know)
  3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?
  4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?
  5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don’t have letters by them don’t have alphabets associated with it?
  6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? (Don’t you dare get up to see!)
  7. How many matches are in a standard pack book?
  8. On the United States flag, is the top stripe red or white?
  9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
  10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
  11. Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?
  12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
  13. On which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons?
  14. Which way do fans rotate? (imagine the fan blowing toward you)
  15. How many sides does a stop sign have?
  16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
  17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
  18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
  19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who’s missing?
  20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
  21. On which playing card is the card maker’s trademark?
  22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord rod that adjusts the opening between the slats?
  23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
  24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
  25. Does a merry-go-round carousel turn counter or clockwise?

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Please check out the comments to some interesting things people were saying.

3 Replies to “25 Questions About Things We See Everyday”

  1. I personally got 18 right, though I misread one question and should’ve got that one right too.

    Anyway, one of the biggest debate was related to the lowest number on the FM dial. Personally my car radio goes down to 87.7, and you hardly ever see even numbered radio stations like 88 (usually you tuen to 87.9 to listen to that station if you radio is digital). I was looking it up on Wikipedia: Throughout the world, 87.5-108 MHz (or some portion thereof) is used as a broadcast band, with one very notable exception: Japan, which uses its own unique 76-90 MHz band with 0.1 MHz channel spacing. No this wasn’t the question I thought I should’ve gotten correct.

  2. Another biggie was the Venetian blinds. Apparently, Venentian blinds are designed to have the twisting rod on the left and the pulling cord on the right. However, in today’s society, you can custom order them to have them in “reversed” or both on the same side.

    The final thing that was argued was the rotation of water in a toilet bowl. Many people may have heard that in the northern hemisphere, the water rotates CCW and in the southern hemisphere, the water roates CW. However, according to Bad Coriolis and Snopes.com, both claim that is false. So in other words, that question really has no answer.

  3. From DW:

    Ok, one morning at the convent, Mother Superior addresses the nuns.

    “Today is renovation day. We will be remodeling the convent. I want all of you to return to your rooms and repaint the walls.”

    Two particular nuns went to the room they shared, and one said, “If we paint with our habits on, we will surely ruin them.” The other agreed, and they decided to paint in the nude.

    Shortly, there was a knock at the door. Startled, one nun asked, “Who is it?”

    The reply came back, “It’s the blind man.”

    “Oh, come on in,” the nun giggled.

    A man entered the room, carrying boxes. “Hey, nice hooters. Where do you want these blinds?”

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