Can You Pass This General Trivia Knowledge Quiz While Being Distracted by Pictures of Sexy Women?

By: Jonnathan Chadwick
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Focus, objectivity and calmness in all situations might be important skills to master, but those are just the beginning. The real goal is to be fully present at all times, and in the 21st century, that means mastering the art of sending your mind to multiple places at once. It's the practice of being present everywhere, but never solely anywhere. It's commonly known as multitasking, and today the art of being partially present is more important than being fully present.

It's essential to living, and nobody has thought about doing one thing at a time since the Internet came out. The explosion of technology taught us that we have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs and two halves of our brain for a reason. We can watch TV and browse a website. We can listen to music while talking to a friend. We can hold a door or flush a toilet with our foot. And we can stare into a beautiful set of eyes and solve the square root of 256 divided by four at the same time.

There are no excuses for not being able to do two things at once anymore. Attention spans may be dwindling and memory might be shortening, but it's 2019 and it's time to get with it. So, prove you can handle multi-tasking! Can you pass a general knowledge quiz while being distracted by pics of sexy women?

The Japanese word "konichiwa" is used in casual conversation as a greeting like "hello," but depending on context, it could mean "good afternoon" or "good day." It literally translates to "today," but is regularly used as a greeting.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who has played for Italian club Juventus, Spanish club Real Madrid and U.K. club Manchester United, where the world was introduced to his ridiculous talent. He plays world competitions for Portugal.

The Sistine Chapel is located in Vatican City, which is the smallest and least populous country in the world with less than 1,000 citizens. The country is located within Rome's city limits and is home to the pope. The Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the pope.

Millennials are the generation of people who came of age during the turn of the millennium and are commonly specified as those born between 1981 and 1996. The generation born before Millennials is known as Generation X, and those born after are members of Generation Z.

According to the Alexa Global Rankings, Google is not only the most trafficked search engine in the world but also the most trafficked website in the world. The second most trafficked website in the world is YouTube, which is also owned by Google.

A quarter is worth 25 cents, a dime is 10 cents, a nickel is five cents and a penny is one cent, so to solve this problem you need to add 25 + 20 + 15 + 4, which equals 64. If you have this array of coins in your pocket, you have $0.64.

This famous line comes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," wherein Prince Hamlet delivers one of the most famous soliloquies in literature. In the scene, the prince contemplates life, unfairness, death and suicide.

The five largest countries on the planet are Russia, Canada, China, America and Brazil. Russia spans two continents and accounts for more than 10% of all of Earth's land mass. Its European portion would be the largest country in Europe, and its Asian portion would be the largest country in Asia.

The Magna Carta was published in Latin in 1215 and was one of the earliest governing documents of the common era. The charter was agreed upon by the King of England in an attempt to make peace with popular rebels.

Please, thank you, hello and goodbye are some of the first words you should learn when visiting a foreign country or learning a new language, and the Spanish word for goodbye is adios. The Italian word is addio, and the French phrase is au revoir.

Ancient Egyptian pharaohs ruled Egypt for about 3,000 years from 3000 BC to 30 BC when Ancient Romans conquered the area. Ramses II is commonly regarded as the most successful Ancient Egyptian pharaoh and ruled for 66 years.

Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004, but the social network was only available to Harvard students at the time. It eventually opened up to other Ivy League schools, then to other schools, then took over the world.

Jamestown, Virginia was settled in 1607 and became the first permanent establishment in America. Roanoke Island was settled 20 years earlier in 1585, but the settlement didn't last and completely vanished after just a few years.

A kerchief is a piece of cloth that resembles a bandanna and is used as a head wrap or scarf. A handkerchief is a smaller version that can be thinly folded and carried in hand or pocket and is usually used these days as a style statement.

Steve Jobs dedicated his life to designing and launching the iPhone, and in 2007 his dream came to fruition. The smartphone was about a decade ahead of its time and revolutionized the industry. More than 1 billion iPhones have been sold since its release.

The New England Patriots represent the six states of New England and have fans all over the region, but the team plays out of Foxborough, Massachusetts where its stadium is located. The team has been to 11 Super Bowls, which is more than any other team.

People lie down. People lay things down. The words "lie" and "lay" are two of the most commonly mixed-up words in the English language. The word "lay" requires a direct object and the word "lie" doesn't.

Halle Berry became the first and only African American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar in 2001 for her work in "Monster's Ball." The award was introduced in 1929 and has been given to 76 actors since.

The day after today is called tomorrow, and tomorrow is one of the most misspelled words in English. The word "morrow" actually means "the following day," so if you just split "tomorrow" into "to" and "morrow," you might remember the spelling.

If you want to find 15% of 160 you should first find 10%, which is 16, and then find 5%, which is half of 16. Then take 5% (8) and add it to 10% (16) and you'll find 15% of any number your heart desires. In this case, 15% of 160 is 24.

Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States in 1861 and the Confederate States seceded from the Union almost immediately after. The Civil War lasted the entirety of his presidency from 1861 - 1865, and he was assassinated at the start of his second term.

The American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when commander of the Confederate forces Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The country entered the period of Reconstruction shortly after.

The Roman numeral system only has seven characters, and the most common ones are 1 (I), 5 (V) and 10 (X). All numbers under 50 can be represented with those three characters, and the expression for 27 is XXVII. The Roman numeral for 50 is L, and the numeral for 100 is C.

The 2000 Presidential Election was held in November, but the votes weren't finally tallied until the second week of December. The U.S. Supreme Court was forced to get involved and stop recounting efforts. George W. Bush won Florida by just 537 votes.

This is a tricky word to spell because it seems like there should be a letter a in there somewhere, but there isn't. The easiest way to remember the spelling of this word is to remember it is spelled with three e's and a c.

North America is home to countless professional sports teams, and California is flooded with them. The NBA alone hosts the LA Clippers, the LA Lakers, the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors in the state. The Padres play baseball and the Raiders play in the NFL.

Jupiter is gigantic and is more than double the size of all the other planets combined and has 79 known moons. It takes more than 11 Earth years for Jupiter to orbit the Sun, but it takes less than 10 hours for the planet to complete one rotation on its axis, whereas Earth takes 24 hours.

"Alice in Wonderland" was written by Lewis Carroll and published in 1865. The adventure follows a little girl named Alice who chases a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in the mysterious world of Wonderland.

South Africa is a country on the southern tip of Africa and has a population of 57 million citizens. There are 11 official languages in the country and three capitals. Cape Town is the legislative capital, but Pretoria is the executive capital.

Arrivederci roughly translates to "until we meet again" and is used as an Italian farewell to say "see you later." It is more common to say "ciao," which can be used as a greeting and a farewell in the language, but if you want to try something different, this can work.

More than 43 million people live across 30 territories scattered across the Caribbean Sea. The easiest way to remember the spelling of Caribbean is to break it down into two words: Carib and bean and remember it is spelled with one letter r.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and the website originally specialized in book sales. Its inventory eventually grew to include everything and today it is one of the largest retailers in the world. Bezos is worth $150 billion.

Kobe was drafted directly out of high school 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft and played his entire 20-year career with the LA Lakers. Shaq and Kobe won three championships from 2000 to 2002 under head coach Phil Jackson.

George Washington was the first president of the United States and he assumed office from 1789 to 1797. Although term limits weren't defined in the U.S. Constitution until 1951, he chose not to pursue a third term. He also established the practice of creating a Presidential Cabinet.

The Nile River runs north for more than 4,100 miles from Tanzania to northern Egypt. It is the main source of water for Egypt and Sudan and is commonly recognized as the longest river in the world, although Brazilian officials say the Amazon River is longer.

The French greeting for good day is bonjour, which can also be used to say hello. It's a general greeting that is recognized almost everywhere in the world. It can also be used to say hello, good morning, good afternoon or good evening, but never goodbye.

The Arctic and Antarctic are polar opposites of Earth. The Arctic is at the top and the Antarctic is at the bottom. The Antarctic contains the continent Antarctica and the Arctic is a region that consists of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding areas.

More than 1.6 billion people access WhatsApp on a monthly basis, and the second most used messaging app is Facebook Messenger with about 1.3 billion users. Both apps are owned by Facebook. Skype and Snapchat count about 300 million monthly users each.

Jackie Robinson played for The Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1956 and was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1962. In 1997 the MLB retired his number (42) league-wide, and in 2004 April 15th was designated Jackie Robinson Day. Every player playing that day wears the No. 42 jersey.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale about Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and Nick Carraway took place in the summer of 1922 in a fictional Long Island town. Although the novel is considered literary canon today, it didn't initially sell and garnered mediocre reviews upon its release.

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