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10 Curious Questions and Answers

by Jamie Frater
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Ten curious questions you never thought to ask, and their answers:


Q: If a smoker goes in to a coma for long enough, do they wake up without a craving to smoke?
A: It takes around 8 days for nicotine to completely leave the bloodstream, taking with it the physical craving. If a person is in a coma for longer, they would not have cravings for nicotine when they wake up, though they may still feel the effects of the habitual nature of smoking.

Q: What is the temperature at the tip of a burning cigarette?
A: 1292 Fahrenheit (700 celsius) when the smoker inhales. It is cooler between puffs.

Q: When will the world end?
A: Unless a major catastrophe occurs beforehand, in 4.4 billion years the sun will cease to provide heat and light.

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Q: If you fell out of a space ship and held your breath, how long would it take you to die?
A: Holding your breath in space is likely to damage your lungs. You have about 15 seconds before your pass out and die in Space, due to lack of Oxygen.

Q: What are the average wages of a porn star?
A: From 50 – 1,500 dollars per scene. Women generally earn more than men, and successful stars can earn six figure salaries.

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Q: In which countries is prostitution legal?
A: Parts of Australia, Parts of the USA, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and a number of other nations. For a more complete list (in case you are planning your vacation) try this Wikipedia article.

Q: What country is Timbuktu in?
A: Timbuktu is in Mali, West Africa


Q: How much does a mail order bride cost?
A: $5,000 is about the overall going rate

Q: Who invented the drinks can?
A: Ermal Fraze of Dayton, Ohio, invented it in 1963. It us US Patent 3,349,949

Q: If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen?
A: The cat would land on its feet as they can twist in mid-air to ensure they land feet down. Toast only has mythical power to land butter side down.

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Jamie Frater

Jamie is the founder of Listverse. When he’s not doing research for new lists or collecting historical oddities, he can be found in the comments or on Facebook where he approves all friends requests!

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