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.
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