The Jackyards boredom-buster quiz

It’s the start of the holiday season, so we thought we’d give all of you travellers a little relief from your journey.

Let’s start with an example:

How long was the world’s longest traffic jam and how long did it take to complete the journey?

  • A: 12 miles – 23 hours

  • B: 9 miles – 17 hours

  • C: 62 miles – 12 days

Answer: C. In Bejing, a 62-mile long traffic jam lasted for an incredible 12 days.

Now grab your pens and let’s go!

1: If you collected all of your saliva during your lifetime, how many swimming pools would it fill?

  • A: quarter

  • B: one

  • C: two

Answer: C

2: Which inventor was cremated after dying and their ashes used to make what they invented?
Answer: Walter Frederick Morrison. Inventor of the Frisbee.

3: True or False?

In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

True: There were only 5 deaths due to shark attacks in 2017, which is lower than the average year. The average amount of deaths caused by sharks is 6. Worldwide, there was 35 deaths caused by taking selfies in 2017.

4: True or False?

The United States Navy has started using Xbox controllers for their periscopes.

True: The control stick for periscopes is so complicated, using Xbox controllers reduces the learning time from hours to minutes.

5: How many minutes does it take the average male to get bored of shopping?

  • A: One hour

  • B: 2 hours

  • C: 26 minutes

Answer: C

6: How was coffee invented?

  • A: An ancient Egyptian thought they were Maltesers, ate them and couldn’t sleep.

  • B: A French woman in the 6th Century was bored of drinking tea so created coffee.

  • C: A goat herder saw that his goats were dancing after eating berries.

Answer: C. Seeing that the goats didn’t die after eating the berries, and seemed to be having such a great time, he boiled them and hey presto, coffee was born. His name was Decaffo Costa Del Starbuckomos.

7: True or false?

A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days because their queen was stuck inside.

It’s true. When the car parked, the thousands of bees swarmed onto the car and had to be taken off by beekeepers.

8: True or false?

Could a small child swim through the veins of a blue whale?

True: A blue whale’s heart is so large a small child could swim through the massive veins of a blue whale.

9: What is the Twitter bird’s name?

  • A: Bertie

  • B: Thomas

  • C: Larry

Answer: Larry

10: True or False?

An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged?

True. If you were to blindfold yourself and plug your nose, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between these three foods!

10: Whilst alive, how many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell?

  • A: 11

  • B: 34

  • C: 1

Answer: 1

11: During their lifetime, how many times does the average person walk around the world?

  • A: 1

  • B: 5

  • C: 11

Answer: B

12: What is the world record for stuffing drinking straws into your mouth?

  • A: 67

  • B: 134

  • C: 459

Answer: 459

13: Which famous sauce was once used as a medicine?

Answer: Ketchup. Invented in by Dr. John Cooke Bennet, ketchup was thought to cure Diarrhea, Indigestion, Jaundice and Rheumatism.

14: In the Lego movie, how many Lego pieces were used?

  • A: 15,080,330

  • B: 23,892,509

  • C: 72,341,887

Answer: A

15: In old English, what does Dumbledore mean?

  • A: Father of a witch

  • B: A bearded grandmother who keeps bird's in her beard

  • C: A bumble bee

Answer: C. J K Rowling said she chose the name because she pictured Dumbledore humming to himself.

16: What does the word Volkswagen mean?

  • 1: No Horse

  • 2: Petrol Wagon

  • 3: People’s Car

Answer: 3

17: How many years are there in a millennium?

Answer: 1,000

18: Who does (the animated character) Princess Fiona marry?

Answer: Shrek

19: Q. Which is taller? The Eiffel Tower or The Statue of Liberty?
The Eiffel Tower (320 metres tall) is taller than The Statue of Liberty (93m tall)

20: Q. In which year did Mount Vesuvius erupt & destroy Pompeii? AD79, 1079 or 2079?

A. Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

21: Q. If a carnivore eats meat, what does a frugivore eat?
A frugivore is a fruit eater.

22: Q. What percentage of our body weight is water? 40%, 60% or 80%?
Approximately 60% of our body weight is water.

23: How many tones of plastic enter our ocean each year?

Answer: 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments.

24: Who is the highest paid actor?

Answer: George Clooney has been named the world's highest-paid actor of the last year, beating Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Robert Downey Jr to the title. The Hollywood star topped Forbes' annual list after making $239m (£185m) between June 2017 and June 2018

25: Who was the highest earning female singer in 2018


  • Beyonce – $105 million.

  • Adele – $69 million.

  • Taylor Swift – $44 million.

  • Celine Dion – $42 million.

  • Jennifer Lopez – $38 million.

  • Dolly Parton – $37 million.

  • Rihanna – $36 million.

  • Britney Spears – $34 million

26: How fast can Usan Bolt run?

Usain Bolt can run an astounding 27.51 mph.

27: What is the world record for eating the most bananas in one minute?

Answer: 7.5 in 1 minute

28: What is the world record for walking backwards?

Plennie Wingo walked backwards from Santa Monica to California to Istanbul, totalling 8,000 miles. He remains the Guinness record holder for "greatest extent of reverse pedestrianism".

29: How many pairs of Yeazys are sold in one minute during a drop?

Answer: 40,000

30: If you drilled a hole thought the earth, how long would it take you fall through the hole?

  • A: 1 hour 3 minutes

  • B: 38 Minutes

  • C: 11 minutes

Answer: B