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Welcome to the Counterintuitive Quiz! Prepare to challenge your preconceptions as you navigate through a series of questions with answers that defy expectations. This quiz will test your knowledge on geography, science, history, and more, offering surprising twists that might make you question what you thought you knew. Get ready for a mental workout as you explore the counterintuitive side of facts and discover a new perspective on the world around you.


#1. What is the US’s most Eastern state?

Alaska (It crosses the Prime Meridian)


#2. Which of these cities is the furthest West? San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego or Reno?


#3. What is the largest desert on earth?

Antarctica. A desert is a desolate piece of land without little or no vegetation. 


#4. How many countries would you have to cross to walk from Norway to North Korea?

1, Russia borders both.


#5. If stacked together, how many of the seven remaining planets in our solar system would fit between the earth and its moon?

All seven


#6. Which company has made the most tyres in the world?



#7. Which bone are babies born without?



#8. What percentage of the planet lives in the Northern Hemisphere? (answer ends in 0)



#9. Cotton candy was ironically invented by a man of which profession?



#10. What is the national animal of Scotland?

The Unicorn


#11. Teachers in North Korea were once required to be able to play which instrument?

The accordion


#12. If there are 23 people in a room, what is the percentage chance that two of them have the same birthday?

 50%, this is known as the Birthday problem


#13. What American company is the largest toy distributor in the world?



#14. What is the human body’s fattiest organ?

The brain


#15. Which African nation has the most pyramids?

Sudan has around double the pyramids Egypt has. The Egyptian empire once ruled the land which is now known as modern day Sudan. 


#16. Mount Augustus is a natural Australian landmark which holds the record of being the world's largest what?

Despite being named a mountain, Mount Augustus is the world’s largest rock. 


#17. What animal causes the most death in Australia?

Horses, there are an estimated 20 deaths a year in Australia from horses, mostly from people falling off them. 


#18. What country has the largest sports stadium in the world?

North Korea


#19. What was the last letter to be added to the English alphabet?

The letter ‘J’ was the last added, which was in 1633


#20. What is the gas that humans breathe in the most?

Nitrogen, this question also features in the common mistake quiz

What is the difference between a lake and a pond?
A lake is deeper and has a large surface area.. As a general rule, if light can reach the bottom of the body of water it is considered a pond.

What’s the difference between a windmill and a wind turbine?
A windmill immediately converts the energy into mechanical movement used to do work, a wind turbine converts the wind energy into electricity.

What’s the difference between a hurricane and a cyclone? Cyclones start in the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific. Typhoons start in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean: cyclones. Northwest Pacific Ocean.

What’s the difference between Latino and Hispanic?
Hispanic refers to someone who comes from a Spanish speaking background where Latino refers to someone from Latin America.

What’s the difference between baking and roasting?
Roasting is cooking something with an already fixed structure, baking is cooking something which takes shape during the cooking process.

What’s the difference between Nordic and Scandinavian?
Scandinavian refers to Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Nordic refers to those three plus Finland and Iceland.

What is the difference between gelato and sorbet?
Sorbet uses water as a mixing agent while gelato uses milk/ cream.

What is the difference between bicarb soda and baking soda?
This is a trick question, they are the same thing.

What is the difference between strangulation and choking?
Strangulation is from outside the neck, choke is from within the throat.

What's the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer?
Serial Killer is someone who kills people often over time. A mass murderer is someone who kills multiple people in one incident.

What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
An epidemic affects a lot of people within a community, a pandemic affects people across the globe.

What is the difference between magma and lava?
Magma is molten rock stored below the crust of the earth. If the molten rock reaches the surface of earth, say through a volcano, it becomes lava.

What is the difference between Catholicism and Christianity?
Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity.

What is the difference between cottage pie and shepherd's pie?
Cottage pie is made with minced beef and shepherd’s pie is made with minced lamb.

What is the difference between a macchiato and a short black?
Macchiato uses some milk, short black does not.

What is the difference between a pyramid and a prism?
A pyramid comes to a point at the top, a prism doesn't have a point.

What is the difference between civil law and criminal law?
Civil law is disputes between two members of a society, Criminal law involves crimes against the state.

What is the difference between MMA and UFC?
MMA, or mixed martial arts, is a fighting sport. UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship is a company which hosts/ promotes MMA sporting events.

What is the difference between a forest and jungle?
A forest is a piece of land with a high density of trees. A jungle is a piece of land with a high density of trees typically in a humid or tropical environment.

What is the difference between fog and mist?
Fog is when you can see less than 1 kilometre away, mist is when you can see more than 1 kilometre away.

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