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19 Fun Facts To Share With Your Kids.

If there’s one thing kids love, it’s random facts.

Children are blessed with an unending curiosity about the world. Their thirst for knowledge is never quite satisfied — even when their parents run out of little tidbits to share. That’s what prompted one dad to ask the internet for help.

You see, Reddit user ExpiringFrog has a nighttime routine with his four-year-old daughter. She gets one fun fact before bedtime. So before his stores of information were completely depleted, the dad turned to Reddit to replenish his supply, asking for simple yet mind-blowing facts. Check out 20 of the craziest nuggets of wisdom he received.

1. “Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!”

blue whale
Pixabay

2. “There are more stars than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.”

beach
Pixabay

3. “Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec empire.”

aztec empire
Wikipedia

4. “Tigers have striped skin.”

tiger striped skin
Twitter

5. “Wombat poop is cube-shaped.”

wombat

wombat poop
Wikipedia

6. “A [bee] hummingbird weighs less than a penny.”

bee hummingbird
Wikipedia

7. “Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.”

unicorn
PxHere

8. “From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn’t made one complete revolution around the sun.”

pluto
Wikipedia

9. “Sea otters hold hands when they sleep, and have a favorite rock to hold onto in a secret pouch.”

sea otters
Wikipedia

10. “Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider’s eggs. This means that tiny frogs are spider cats.”

tarantula and frogs
YouTube

11. “Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.”

kangaroos
Pixabay

12. “Dogs can tell when you’re coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine.”

dog at window
Instagram

13. “There were woolly mammoths on the planet when the Pyramids were being built.”

woolly mammoth
Wikipedia

14. “Humans are bioluminescent and glow in the dark, but the light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.”

human bioluminescence
Twitter

15. “There’s an island in Japan populated only by fluffy bunnies!!”

bunnies Ōkunoshima island
Wikipedia

16. “Adwaita, a giant tortoise who died in 2006, was born before the United States existed in 1750.”

Adwaita giant tortoise
Twitter

17. “Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.”

platypus
Reddit

18. Bees tell their friends about good nearby flowers by dancing.

bee dance
Flickr

19. “In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig; if you have any, you have to have at least two. They get lonely!”

guinea pigs
Wikipedia

As we’ve just seen, we’re never too old to learn new things or marvel at the wonders of our universe. Life is weird, but at the same time, pretty darn amazing!

Be sure and share these fun facts with your friends!


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