50 Random Facts that you Won’t Believe are True

Do you have a wacky kiddo who loves random facts?  

We do!  

These are some of the facts that our kids have thought were hilarious…

…and didn’t believe they were true!

Fun Fact Favorites

What is the most fun fact?

There are so many fun facts, but my favorite is that kangaroos can’t walk backwards…I can’t imagine not being able to back up!

What is the craziest random fact?

I think the craziest fact is that there is a 50% chance that in a group of 23 people, two will share the same birthday. That seems impossible!

What is the most interesting fact?

The most interesting fact is that sharks can attack in the womb! Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother’s womb.


Cool Weird Facts About Humans

You fart on average 14 times a day, and each fart travels from your body at 7 mph.

While you sleep you can’t smell anything – even really, really bad or potent smells.

Some tumors can grow hair, teeth, bones, even fingernails.

Your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think and does not feel pain.

your brain uses energy & other silly science facts for kids

Your fingernails grow faster when you are cold.

A typical cough is 60 mph while a sneeze is often faster than 100 mph.

Your feet typically produce a pint of sweat every single day.

20% of all the oxygen you breathe is used by your brain.

All babies are born with blue eyes.

When you look at a bright sky and see white dots, you are looking at your blood.  Those are white blood cells.

Your small intestine is the largest internal organ in your body.

Cool Fun Facts About Animals

Giant Pandas eat approximately 28 pounds of bamboo a day – that’s over 5 tons per year!

Some fish cough.  Really.

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Cats are not able to taste anything that is sweet.

Snails take the longest naps with some lasting as long as three years.

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That is a really long snail nap!

American Black bears are not just black but include bears of varying colors including blonde, cinnamon, brown, white and even silver-blue.

A horse’s canter is a 3-beat gait.  On the second beat, opposite front and rear legs hit the ground at the same time.  After the third beat is a “rest”, or suspension, when all three legs are off the ground.

Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

kangaroos can not walk backwards and 50 other silly facts you didn't know

Sea Lions have rhythm.  They are the only animal able to clap to a beat.

Baby koalas are fed poo by their parents after they are born which helps them digest Eucalyptus leaves later in life.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.

50 really weird facts you didn't know hippopotamus have pink milk

Don’t like mosquitoes?  Get a bat.  They could eat 3,000 insects a night.

Birds can not live in space – they need gravity to be able to swallow.

Goats have rectangular pupils in their eyes.

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Many mammals, including cats and dogs, walk on their toes in contrast to humans, who walk on the soles of their feet.

If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey.

Cows can walk up stairs but not down them.

Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother’s womb before they are even born.

Totally Random Facts

The Nobel Peace Prize is named for Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.

One of the ingredients needed to make dynamite is peanuts.

The largest living organism in the world is a fungus.  It is in Oregon, covering 2,200 acres and is still growing.

The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes.

Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.

The smallest country in the world takes up .2 square miles: Vatican City.

The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting at traffic lights.

Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts.

Because of the 4 stages of the Water Cycle – Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection – water falling as rain today may have previously fallen as rain days, weeks, months or years before.

There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year.

Cans of diet soda will float in water but regular soda cans will sink.

Some perfumes actually have whale poo in them.

The snow on Venus is metal.

You can cut a pie into 8 pieces with only three cuts.

The most difficult-to-pronounce town is in Wales: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch.

The surface of Mars is covered in rust, making the planet appear red.

A tsunami can travel as fast as a jet plane.

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Hilarious Interesting Facts

Want chocolate smelling poo?  There is a pill for that.

Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

Are you terrified that a duck is watching you?  Some people are.  That is anatidaephobia.

There is a 50% chance that in a group of 23 people, two will share the same birthday.  In a group of 367 people, it is a 100% chance.  But only 70 people are required for a 99.9% chance.  

Love carrots?  Don’t eat too many or you will turn orange.


This fun facts for kids printable is perfect for use in the classroom, homeschool or just for silly fun.

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Fun Fact of the Day to Make You Go “Hmm” – Printable Cards

Here at Kids Activities Blog, we thought it would also be fun to create some fun fact of the day cards with these interesting facts.  Simply download and print the pages and then use scissors to cut along the dotted lines.  Place the random facts in a jar on your table or take them along in a bag for fun while waiting.

You can use them daily as a fun fact of the day or as conversation starters at your dinner table.  This is what this looks like:

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  1. There are 100 folds in a chef’s hat!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Awesome facts! I kept reading them out loud to my husband and daughter!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      So glad to hear that you are enjoying them, Charlotte!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The giant squid has the largest eye in the world and has never been captured alive.

  4. Well NOW I’m scared of a duck watching me!! ???

  5. Hannah Webb says:

    One of my fave fun facts is that Australia is wider than the moon!!

  6. Megan Waguespack says:

    Porcupines can float!

  7. Faye Shute says:

    Did you know that Chow Chows have a blue, purple tongues. They are one of the two breeds that do.

  8. Kelly Landis says:

    Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water.

  9. Faye Shute says:

    Compared to their body size, reindeer have the largest and heaviest antlers of all living deer species. Both the male and female grow antlers.

  10. Klarissa Hall, COTA says:

    I love these random facts! My OT kids will love them. Thanks!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I’m so glad to hear it! Enjoy!

  11. Faye Shute says:

    Did you know that bees dance to communicate

  12. Erin Wolcott says:

    Ireland Random Facts: (Great-Grandparents were from Ireland

    1. Halloween Is Irish
    What? Nope, this is one of those cool facts about Ireland that is true! Halloween may have Christian ties, with Allhallowtide beginning a three-day veneration of the dearly departed, but Halloween traditions as we know them to begin with the Celtic festival of Samhain. In Old Irish, this means “Summer’s End.” It features bonfires, terrifying masks, even more, terrifying turnip lanterns, and amateur dress-ups.
    2. The Longest Place Name In Ireland Is Muckanaghederdauhaulia
    This is one of those Irish fun facts kids will love. In Irish Gaelic, this roughly translates as “piggery between two expanses of briny water.” Though it doesn’t come close to the longest Welsh place name.
    3. More Irish People Live Outside Of Ireland Than In Ireland
    From around 1700, between nine and ten million Irish-born people emigrated. That’s way more than Ireland’s highest population of 8.4 million during the 1840s.
    Today, around 80 million people worldwide claim Irish descent (including more than 36 million Americans). There’s even a government position dedicated to this – Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development.
    4. Know Your Irish Pub Etiquette
    Okay, this isn’t one of those die-hard facts about Ireland, but more of a fun bar one! If someone buys you a drink, you buy them a drink back. If you’re in a group, then most likely drinks will be purchased in a “round.” One person buys everyone’s drinks.
    So, when it comes to your turn, do your duty. The round is sacred, this is sometimes considered Dublin pub and Galway pub etiquette. I was taught Pub Etiquette!
    5. Ireland Is Named After A Goddess
    In Old Irish, she was known as Eriu. In modern Gaelic, it’s Eire. That’s exactly the same name as Ireland is known as in the mother tongue. Eriu, together with her sisters Banba and Fódla, was part of a triumvirate of goddesses that looked out for the general wellbeing of the ancient island nation. Even Banba and Fódla are sometimes used as poetic names for Ireland.
    6. Ireland Was Neutral During World War II
    “Officially” anyway. They did provide some clandestine help; a detailed weather report from County Mayo, for example, gave the green light for the D-Day Landings. Despite being neutral, Ireland was also the victim of a few bombings because of Allies and Axis bombers alike missing their targets. It remains neutral and isn’t even a part of NATO.
    7. Yes, Guinness World Records Is Related To The Guinness
    This is another one of those fun facts about Ireland! This began thanks to the awesomely named managing director of Guinness at the time, Sir Hugh Beaver. He went out shooting with some buddies, missed a shot, and got into an argument about what was the fastest game bird in Europe. Classic.
    Later that evening, they tried to confirm the answer in reference books but realized it was impossible. Realizing people were having these kinds of debates in pubs nightly across Ireland, he decided that the idea of a Record Book would settle these debates. The original Google, born in 1955.
    8. Ireland Currently Has A Record-Breaking Prime Minister
    Leo Varadkar, born in 1979, became Ireland’s prime minister in 2017. Not only is he the youngest prime minister that the country has ever ushered into power, but he is also the first of Indian heritage, what a cool Irish fact! To add more to the list of firsts, Leo Varadkar is also Ireland’s first openly gay party leader and prime minister. How’s that for fun facts about Ireland?
    9. There Are Around 30,000 Castles In Ireland
    Castles and the ruins thereof are located all over Ireland. Centuries-old fortifications, restored castles, half-fallen down towers. You name it, Ireland’s got it. To have that many in such a small area are pretty mad, though
    10. There Are No Snakes In Ireland
    When planning a trip to Ireland it may be awesome to know there are no snakes! The legend and well-known “fact” about Ireland and its snakes are that Saint Patrick drove them all away. But in fact, there were never any snakes, to begin with. It’s more to do with the Ice Age than anything else. You may find a snake in a zoo, however.
    11. Newgrange Is Older Than Stonehenge And The Great Pyramids At Giza
    Newgrange, a prehistoric monument in County Meath, is an amazing passage tomb that dates back to the Neolithic period. We’re talking 3,200 BC. That’s older than Stonehenge, which dates back to around 3,000 BC. The Giza Pyramids were built in 2,600 BC.
    It’s not just old, but impressive – a big circular dome 76m in diameter complete with a stone-walled burial chamber. Though sealed for actual millennia, since construction, it has featured in various Irish folklore and mythology.
    12. It’s One Of The World’s Biggest Movie Stars
    Yes, the entire country is what I’m referring to in this fun fact about Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher (Near the Tower of O’Brien) have featured in Harry Potter. The beach of Curracloe Strand was the D-day landing scene in Saving Private Ryan.
    Scenes from the 1969 Italian Job were shot at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. The island of Skellig Michael and its ancient monastic settlement were famously in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you’re prepared to do some hiking in Ireland you can even see a bunch more.
    13. Irish Gaelic Is the First Official Language of the Republic of Ireland
    Gaelic is a compulsory subject in schools. Street signs are in English and Gaelic. There are whole areas (called Gaeltacht) of the Republic of Ireland where people’s actual first language is Gaelic, notably in coastal areas of County Mayo and County Cork. Only around 1.7% of the population speaks it daily, however.
    14. More People Speak Polish Than Gaelic In Ireland
    Being a country in the European Union, Ireland allows free movement of people, and a lot of people from elsewhere in the EU live in Ireland. While just over 82,600 people speak Gaelic outside of school, 119,526 speak Polish at home, making Gaelic the 3rd most-spoken language. 56,430 speak French at home.
    15. There’s A Ton of Marine Life Just Off the Coast of Ireland
    Did you know that you can go whale watching from County Cork? That you could spot basking sharks? Seals? Puffins? Sea turtles? It’s not all Emerald Isle rolling valleys and castles; it’s also those rugged offshore islands and the host of sea life that lives around ‘em!

    Random Facts About Massachusetts:
    1. The capital city of Massachusetts is Boston, it has been the state’s capital city since being established in 1630 and is not only the largest city in Massachusetts but the largest in New England too!
    2. The city of Somerville, MA is home to the MOBA (Museum of Bad Art). This unique museum has taken a slightly different approach to “art” as many call it “the only museum dedicated to bringing the worst of art to the widest of audiences.” This is an incredibly fascinating depiction of art but it has proven to be one of the most popular and talked about museums in the country.
    3. Massachusetts has one of the lowest divorce rates in the entire country – an encouraging fact for those looking to start families or re-locate their families to the Bay State.
    4. The sweet, sticky, and irresistible marshmallow fluff was invented in Somerville, by a candy shop owner back in 1917. Today, if you visit the town, you will see that a festival is hosted there every year named, “What the Fluff?”, in honor of this gooey treat.
    5. Like many other states, Massachusetts’ name originates from a tribe of Native Americans, called, you guessed it, the Massachusetts tribe. The name can be translated as “at or about the great hill”, “large hill place”, or “great mountain place”, which you would imagine has something to do with Massachusetts’ beautiful mountainous landscape.
    6. Like donuts? Then you will be a massive fan of Massachusetts! The first-ever Dunkin Donuts opened in Quincy, MA, in 1948. If you visit the state’s capital city of Boston, you will never be more than 1.45 miles away from a Dunkin Donut shop. And Yes, Residents love their Dunkin!
    7. The maximum speed limit in Massachusetts is 65 mph. But everyone drives at least 70 miles an hour. If you have a car behind you flashing lights that means you are not going fast enough in the passing lane so you had better pull over…because Mass drivers will stay on your tail until you let them by.
    8. The state’s capital city of Boston, like many other locations within the United States was named after a location in England. Boston, in the UK, is a small port and market town in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.
    9. Martha’s Vineyard was the main location for the filming of the iconic Steven Spielberg classic, Jaws. Many believed that the location was just perfect for housing a giant mechanical shark as the surrounding ocean bed had a maximum depth of 35 feet.
    10. There is a lake located in central Massachusetts that is called Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, the name is comprised of 45 letters! This is the longest name of any place in the US, and the 6th longest in the world. The name originates from the Nipmuc tribe and means “fishing place at the boundary or neutral meeting ground”. Most now refer to it as Webster Lake for obvious reasons.
    11. Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel, which is the deepest in North America, reaches 90 feet below the surface Ted Williams, (Former Red Sox Player and Baseball Hall of Fame Member.
    12. Massachusetts is also the home of Boston Red Sox, easily the most famous baseball team in the state, and even in the American League East Division. The team has won a total of nine World Series championships and there seems to be no sign of slowing down!
    13. Christmas was banned in Massachusetts for over 20 years! Between the years 1659 and 1681, there was no Christmas celebrations happening here, reasons for this still vary to this day.
    14. The city of Boston that we know today was once completely underwater and was considered to be part of the Charles River. In the early 1800s, the city started to fill in the land along the coast and the city started to take shape.
    15. Health care and social assistance is the leading small business employer industry in the state, followed by accommodation and food services, and professional, scientific, and technical services.
    16. The fertile soil that covers the state in abundance makes for a huge crop of cranberries. Local farmers grow around 25% of the cranberries in the US!
    17. Massachusetts has over 1,500 miles of coastline, making it a hotbed for seafood. It is famously known for its clams and haddock.
    18. The Bay State has seen many creations and inventions over the years, but maybe non more iconic than the sport of Basketball, yes, you read that correct, Basketball! The sport was officially invented in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891 by a man named James Naismith. Springfield MA is the location of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    19. Massachusetts has a great reputation regarding its education system, and nothing solidifies this statement more than the home to the iconic and world-renowned Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    20. The Hill Institute began as an experimental facility to promote the healthy development of local Florence (this is a section of Northampton MA) children. It was the oldest “free” kindergarten in the country and was created when there were only a few kindergartens in the country that were the exclusive property of the wealthy. Northampton MA continues to offer FREE kindergarten which now comes under the Local School Committee.

    So here are my 35 random facts…I hope you enjoy.

    Erin Wolcott

  13. The bowhead whale can live well past the age of 200, maybe even to 240 years old!

  14. Karoline Perez says:

    Did you know the average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is 50.

  15. Michelle A. says:

    Koalas, gorillas, and chimpanzees have unique fingerprints just like humans! Though koalas’ fingerprints evolved separately from humans. They primarily serve the same purpose, for grip and for touch sensitivity.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Some countries run on different calendars that we do in the United States. Because of that, in other countries like Ethiopia, people can have two different ages if they are familiar with the Gregorian, Christian, or Western calendar (the same calendar is commonly referred to by these three names).

  17. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.

  18. All polar bears are left handed.

  19. Giraffes only have bottom teeth.

  20. A bolt of lightning is five times hotter than the sun.

  21. Slugs have four noses.

  22. Amy Spedowski says:

    Never wake a sleeping baby

  23. Crystal Clapp says:

    The reason flamingos are pink is because they eat a lot of shrimp.

  24. Rhonda Lane says:

    You might be drinking water that is older than the solar system!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Mosquitoes mainly feed on nectar. The only ones that drink blood are female mosquitoes with eggs.

  26. why don’t pigs look up to the sky.
    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up straight to the sky. It’s the anatomy of their neck muscles and the spine that limits the movement of their head and restricts them to look totally upwards.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I didn’t know that! So then how did Wilbur see Charlotte up in her web? (Bad joke! LOL!)

  27. Kara Maynard says:

    Astronaut is a compound word derived from the two Ancient Greek words “Astro” meaning “star” and “naut” meaning “sailor”. So astronaut literally means “star sailor”.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Kara, I love this!

  28. Andrea Brown says:

    I have no interesting things to post. lol BUT I love this site. I have a 3 year old grand daughter and a almost 10 year old nephew I help with all week and so many interesting things for them both. I love it!!!!!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Aw, thank you for your sweet note, Andrea! We are so happy that you and your grandchildren enjoy the site so much!

  29. Melissa K. says:

    Butterfly’s smell with their feet!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Ha! So if a butterfly lands on you they are smelling you, like a flower? Love it!

  30. Mosquitos are are the deadliest insects on the planet.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I know they can make people sick, but I didn’t know that mosquitos were the deadliest! Thank you for sharing!

  31. These are awesome! I know my 4 year old boy will love this. He will definitely have “google-y
    eyes”after he hears these! So here’s one, did you know that the brain of a Stegosaurus dinosaur was the size one Brazil nut? Yeah, their brain weighed approximately three ounces, was the size of about two dense walnuts, and their body mass was approximately 5 tons, which is heavier than most cars on the road today. Can you imagine if your brain had the same overall ratio to your body mass…your brain would be far less than the size of a split pea! -I guess the saying “pea-brain” really makes sense for Stegosaurus dinosaur! ?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I’m so glad! I hope he enjoys it! I did not know that!

  32. Sara Scoggan says:

    You can’t hum and hold your nose at the same time.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I just tried—and now I have a new way to pop my ears when they won’t pop lol!

  33. Margie Shaw says:

    This paragraph is abnormal. It contains an oddity, a linguistic quirk that you will find in no popular book or journal or script in any library. Want a hint? A crucial bit of vocabulary is missing (saying it all aloud might aid you, but probably not). Can you spot our anomaly? And if you do, can you say what it is without spoiling it?
    The answer is as plain as the nose on your face, or the cream in your coffee, or the vowels in your alphabet. The above paragraph is missing the most common letter in the English language: the letter E.
    E is everywhere. In an analysis of all 240,000 entries in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, OED editors found that the letter E appears in approximately 11% of all words in the common English vocabulary, about 6,000 more words than the runner-up letter, A. What’s more: E is the most commonly struck letter on your keyboard, and the second most popular key after the space bar. It’s one third of the single most-used word in English—“the”—and appears in the most common English noun (“time”), the most common verb (“be”).

    50 states, only 25 letters. Which one’s missing? Quick—run through the list of U.S. states in your mind. Now take a guess: what’s the one letter of the alphabet that doesn’t show up in any of their names?
    Got your guess? Well, my trivia-savvy friends, the answer is…Q. That’s right—50 different names, and not one of them contains the letter Q. Every other letter of our alphabet shows up at least once. If you guessed J or Z, though, you were close—and probably don’t live in New Jersey or Arizona, since those are the only states that contain J and Z respectively. There are couple of other rare letters, too, that only show up twice. No states but Alabama and Nebraska have a B in their name, and California and Florida are the only state names that contain F. If X was your guess, you were also close—the rare letter makes an appearance in only New Mexico and Texas.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Wow! This is all so interesting! Thank you, Margie!

  34. I love these facts! My students will love them!!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I’m so glad to hear that, Sara!

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Did you know that red food dye is made from crushed beetles?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I didn’t know that! Thank you for sharing!

  36. Heather F says:

    You can always see your nose but your brain has adjusted to it so you don’t notice (of course, now that you’ve read this, you will)

  37. When they are upset, chimps who have been taught sign language indicate their frustration by making the sign for poop!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is adorable! LOL!

  38. There is a breed of seahorse that lives in the Chesapeake Bay.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is so cool! I didn’t know that!

  39. For a short time New York was New Orange

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Ha! I never knew that! Thank you for sharing!

  40. Lynn Rusk says:

    Sea otters sleep holding hands so they don’t drift apart from their mates.

  41. Hannah P. says:

    Over 30,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992 and are still washing up on beaches today!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Aw, that’s sad!

  42. Lynn Rusk says:

    Sea otters sleep holding hands so they don’t drift apart from their mates

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Sea otters are officially the cutest animal!

  43. Stop signs used to be yellow!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I have never heard that one before, Rhonda! Thank you for sharing!

  44. Q: How do you get a one armed monkey out of a tree? A: Wave

  45. Christin Honesto says:

    Ganglion cysts used to be treated by hitting with bibles because it was the heaviest book in the house ?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Well that sounds super painful, Christin! LOL!

  46. Bonnie Kassin says:

    The most colorful flag in the world belongs to the country of Belize!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      *Heads over to Google to check out the flag of Belize* Wow, that is beautiful!

  47. Bonnie Kassin says:

    The Romans baked the first birthday cakes, but only to celebrate the 50th birthdays of famous citizens!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I never knew that! Thank you, Bonnie!

  48. Bonnie Kassin says:

    Male seahorses are the ones who get pregnant!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is so cool! Thank you, Bonnie!

  49. Tigers have antiseptic saliva.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I bet that comes in handy out in the wild, Karly! Nature is so amazing!

  50. Monesha Blanding says:

    One-quarter of your bones are in your feet.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Thank you for sharing, Monesha! I knew that feet had a lot of bones, but I didn’t realize they had that many!

  51. Christi Jones says:

    My fun fact is: Sam Houston was the governor of Tennessee, President of Texas (Yes, Texas was a country before it joined the United States…), Senator from Texas after it became a state and Governor of Texas.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Wow, I did not know that! Thank you for sharing, Christi!

  52. Best collection of random facts ever!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      We are so glad that you enjoyed them, Nicole!

  53. Fun fact: guinea pigs and alpaca can die of loneliness, so it’s better to have at least two of them.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Oh, that is SO sad!!!

  54. Carly Terry says:

    The term “winning something hands down” came from horse racing. A jockey who is far enough ahead can slacken the reins and keep his hands down.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I always wondered where that saying came from, Carly! Thank you for sharing!

  55. New Mexico has more PhDs per capita than any other state.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I did not know that! Thank you for sharing!

  56. SM Gonzalez says:

    1. During a 10 year period, 2001-2010, it was found that there were 349 fatal dog attacks compared to only 65 fatal shark attacks.

    2. In a study going back to 1959 to the year 2010, there were 1,970 lightning strike fatalities compared to only 26 shark bite fatalities.

    3. In the United Kingdom, it has been concluded that octopus, squid, and other cephalopods, along with decapods, such as crabs, lobster and crayfish, are able to feel pain and should be treated as sentient beings (beings capable of feeling). They have set preliminary guidelines as to how these lovely creatures can be treated less with less cruelty.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Whoa to # 1 & #2, and #3 is so sad! 🙁

  57. Katrina Madok says:

    Dogs can smell 50-100 times better than humans.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That’s amazing!

  58. Katrina Madok says:

    Bloodhounds have 220 million scent receptors, but the Deer family (including elk and moose) have 300 million scent receptors!

  59. Katrina.Madok says:

    Deer can smell 1000 times better than humans!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I didn’t know that!!!

  60. A giraffe’s tongue can be up to 22 inches long!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Ewwwwww, LOL! Thank you for sharing!

  61. Your teeth are like a fingerprint. No two sets of teeth are identical!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is pretty cool!

  62. Dolphins can dive up to 1000 feet underwater.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I believe it! Dolphins are amazing!

  63. Chickens can drown if they look up while it’s raining.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Aww that’s sad! We need to make a bunch of little chicken-sized umbrellas!

  64. Armadillos can walk under water and are actually really flexible! Also most lipsticks where made from bat pooh! Hope these are some you havent seen yet

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Whoaaa. Mind. Blown. Also glad that I’m not much for lipstick LOL!

  65. Alka Gandhi says:

    These are great.
    I hadn’t heard about some of these.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      So glad that you enjoyed it, Alka! Aren’t they fun?!

  66. I teach adults with Developmental Disabilities , they are going to LOVE these. Thank you so very much!!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      We are so glad to hear it! I hope that they enjoy!

  67. Kayla Carroll says:

    This riddle gets my students every time . . If I am in second place in a race, and you pass me, what place are you in? ?
    Not first! You’d be in second! ?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I need a cup of coffee before I try to get this one… LOL!!! Thank you for sharing!

  68. Brown is the most common eye color, and green is the least common. But all eyes are different just as all fingerprints are. ??

    “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”
    ??Psalm? ?139:14-16?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Love it! I have green eyes!

  69. Babies cry in the mommies tummy but you can’t hear them.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      BRB… gotta go hug my baby because now I feel bad I didn’t hear those cries! LOL!

  70. Did you know some cats are allergic to people?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Ha! I never knew that!

  71. Melissa W. says:

    Did you know that bees have 5 eyes and can fly about 20 miles per hour?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Melissa, no I didn’t know that! How amazing!

  72. Mary Comella says:

    A cat held the position of mayor in an Alaskan town for 20 years. Stubbs the cat was mayor from 1997 until he passed in 2017.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Mary, that is “pawesome”, LOL! Thank you for sharing!

  73. Wow, these are awesome. Who knew Hippos have pink milk!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      So glad that you liked them, Holly! You learn something new everyday, right?! LOL!

  74. Tiffany Jorgenson says:

    fun ideas. My 7 year old laughed! lol.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Aw, so glad that your kiddo liked it, Tiffany!

  75. Sherry Whitsett says:

    My grandson loves fart facts!

  76. Cats are the only known predator of Hobo spiders.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I did not know that, lol!

  77. Christina says:

    Rubber bands last long when refrigerated.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Whoa! I will have to try that, Christina! Thank you!

  78. Meagan Campion says:

    Only about 12% of the world’s population is left handed.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Wow, I am learning from these comments that I am super rare, LOL! Green eyes AND left-handed! 😉

  79. when dogs are choosing the perfect place to go poop, it’s because they prefer to poop in alignment with Earth’s magnetic field. They poop in a north-south position.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I never knew that! Thank you for sharing, Claudia!

  80. Cats are the only felines that meow!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Except for Simba the first time he tried to roar, LOL!!!

  81. Jessica Braddock says:

    A Dolphin sleeps with one eye open!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Dolphins are my spirit animal, LOL!

  82. A group of engineering students from Purdue University reported that its licking machine, modeled after a human tongue, took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Twenty of the group’s volunteers assumed the licking challenge-unassisted by machinery-and averaged 252 licks each to the center.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Haha! I am sharing this one with my daughter! She is always so frustrated by that commercial! She tried this once when she was little but gave up like 50 licks in and bit the sucker LOL! Thank you for sharing!

  83. Michelle Feyers says:

    I loved reading these !! Great idea to print them out for road trips! ?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      So glad that you enjoyed them, Michelle! Yes! Also good to keep on hand to amuse kids during a sick day!

  84. Laura Lee says:

    Wombats poo cubes.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Well, that sounds painful. Poor wombats, lol!

  85. Kara Maynard says:

    The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 2 billion degrees kelvin.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Wow! Where was that, Kara?! Was that within the core of Earth, or on the surface somewhere?!

  86. Candace Dunaway says:

    I may never wear perfume again since I don’t know if I’m wearing whale poo!!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Oh, no! Between this bit of information, and another comment about how bat droppings are used in lipstick, I may just steer clear of all cosmetics from now on, Candace. LOL!

  87. Teresa Lass says:

    It’s physically impossible to keep your eyes open when you sneeze!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      I’ve learned that one the hard way, Teresa! OW, lol!

  88. I’m so glad I’m not a koala bear!!

  89. Dolphins have two stomachs!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Now THAT would come in handy at an all-you-can-eat buffet, haha!

  90. Fun Facts about Koalas for Kids

    New koala babies are the size of a jelly bean.
    They can’t see or hear.
    They crawl into their mothers’ pouch and stay there for up to six months. Then baby koalas ride on moms’ backs for a few more months before they’re ready to go it alone.

    Kangaroos have a pouch like a pocket. It opens toward the animal’s head. Koalas have pouches that open toward the animal’s hind legs. This is to keep dirt out of the pouch.

    Koalas have sharp claws for climbing.

    Koalas communicate with each other. They snore, grunt, screech or even scream.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Awww sweet little baby koalas! Thank you for these awesome facts, Zahra!

  91. A platypus is a monotreme (which means single hole).

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Thank you, Mel! I didn’t know that!

  92. Sharks sleeping upside down (or in tonic immobility) is believed to be a breeding behaviour!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Thank you, Mel! I didn’t know that! I have heard that sharks don’t stop swimming, even when they sleep… and as a mom, I relate to that SO much haha!

  93. When a cardinal stops by it means someone from heaven is visiting you.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Aw, I love that! I have heard that about ladybugs, too!

  94. michelle benoit says:

    wombats poop is square

  95. michelle benoit says:

    blue eyes come from a mutation

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is so interesting!

  96. michelle benoit says:

    the platypus is the only living mammal to lay eggs

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Thank you for sharing, Michelle!

  97. There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any American state name. There’s a Z in Arizona and an X in Texas, but no Q in any of them

  98. Gabe Gresham says:

    The Stage before frostbite is called frostnip

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      That is good to know! Thank you for sharing!

  99. Gabe Gresham says:

    The cornea of the eye is the only body part that doesn’t have a blood supply. Rather, it gets its oxygen directly from the air.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Wow! That is really interesting! Thanks, Gabe!

  100. Jennifer Bacon says:

    Wonderful job putting these fun facts together! I read them to my family and they helped create great conversations! Thank you!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      We are so glad that you enjoyed them, Jennifer!

  101. Sadly, these are not all true. Babies are not all born with blue eyes, for example. Disappointing

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Thank you for your feedback.

  102. Nostalgia says:

    Some of these facts aren’t accurate. Are there sources?

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