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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

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


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

aztec empire

4. “Tigers have striped skin.”

tiger striped skin

5. “Wombat poop is cube-shaped.”


wombat poop

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

bee hummingbird

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


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.”


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

sea otters

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

11. “Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.”


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

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

woolly mammoth

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

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

bunnies Ōkunoshima island

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

Adwaita giant tortoise

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


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

bee dance

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

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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