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  • Fascinating Fun Facts to Share with Your Kids!

    February 19, 2024 2 min read

    Fascinating Fun Facts to Share with Your Kids! - The Nappy Shop

    Fascinating Fun Facts to Share with Your Kids!

    One of the most amazing things about children is their eagerness to learn. In a world where everything is new and always changing children are constantly learning and processing new information. Embrace this time of their life and the opportunity to share some of the world's more interesting facts. It is a great way to interact with your little ones and you might learn a little something too.  

    Random Facts

    Check out these weird and wonderful facts that will definitely have your kids trying to disprove them.

    • You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.
    • You can not lick your own elbow.
    • When you tell a lie, your nose gets slightly warmer.
    • No word in the dictionary rhymes with the word orange.
    • An average yawn lasts six seconds.

    Insect Facts

    The lives of insects are filled with incredible facts, share these with your kids to give them a whole new view of creepy crawlies.

    • Butterflies have four wings, not two.
    • Bees are found everywhere in the world apart from Antarctica.
    • Caterpillars have 12 eyes.
    • Honey bees never sleep.
    • A cricket chirping can be up to 100 decibels (As loud as a car horn)!

    Animal Facts

    Share these animal facts but be prepared to be asked “Why?” many times. Maybe have Google at the ready to explain things like why horses and cows sleep standing up.

    • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.
    • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
    • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its whole brain.
    • Kangaroos can't walk backward.
    • A group of frogs is called an army.
    • Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans.
    • Frogs drink water through their skin.
    • Only male toads croak.
    • Owls can't move their eyeballs.
    • Gorillas burp when they are happy.

    Australian Facts

    These facts about our wide brown land give quite an insight into the place we call home. The one about the wombat is a bit disturbing though.

    • 20 of the top 25 most venomous spiders are from Australia.
    • Wombats have cube-shaped poo.
    • The longest fence in the world is in Australia. This fence is called the Dingo Fence and is 5,531km long.
    • Australians invented motorised lawnmowers, smoke alarms, aspirin, the pacemaker, penicillin, the wine cask and the bionic ear.

    Looking for more interesting facts to keep the conversation going? Check out these fun facts about Australia. Hope you have as much fun sharing these facts as we have compiling them!