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Fun facts for kids

Fun facts for kids

Learning doesn’t have to be boring! Share fun facts with your kids you think they would enjoy or spend some time together reading a fact book. One fun fact can lead to a new interest, passion or hobby for your child (or you!). Here are some facts to get you started:

  • Once in England, because of a waterspout, it rained frogs.
  • The first black surgeon to do open heart surgery was Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. In 1893, he saved a man who was knifed by opening his chest and sewing together the wound, which was only a fraction of an inch from his heart. He was one of the first to do this. He accomplished this without any modern medical devices, such as x-rays.
  • Vincent Van Gogh only sold 1 painting his whole life and that was to his brother.
  • There were about 300 bones in your body when you were born, but by the time you reach adulthood you only have 206.
  • Almost two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water. If the earth were flat, water would cover everything in a layer two miles deep.
  • The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body.
  • The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
  • Vultures can soar for hours without one beat of their wings.
  • Some ducks and geese can fly as much as 332 miles a day.
  • Can you feel the pulse in your wrist? For humans the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute. Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000.
  • It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

Can’t get enough fun facts? Check out Funology to learn more!

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