100+ Facts For Kids To Enjoy [2020]

As kids grow up and grow older, they’ll learn more and more about the world we live in. They’ll start to understand how it all works: the weather, geography, animals, food, their own bodies, and everything in between.

Here are some fun facts that can be shared with kids:

  1. Red Sour Patch Kids are the same taste of Swedish Fish, just with some sour sugar sprinkled on them.
  2. It would take about 680 years to get to Pluto if you were driving in a car at 590mph.
  3. It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose.
  4. The filling in a Kit Kat is broken up Kit Kats.
  5. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
  6. Sunflowers face the sun. When they cannot find the sun, they face each other.
  7. Kangaroos can’t fart.
  8. Female lions doo 90% of the hunting.
  9. In order to cook an egg on the sidewalk, the sidewalk must be 158°F.
  10. You can stand in four states at once — Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
  11. The biggest pizza ever created was 13,580 square feet, made in Rome, Italy.
  12. The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex.
  13. Even though you might think you are standing still, the Earth is turning around 1,000 mph. It’s also moving through the solar system at around 67,000 mph!!!
  14. The artists who voiced Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse were married in real life.
  15. The first organized baseball game was played in New Jersey in 1849.
  16. The Statue of Liberty gets struck by lightning up to 600 times a year.
  17. The little jump guinea pigs do when they’re happy is called popcorning.
  18. France is the #1 most visited place in the world.
  19. Pigs can’t look up into the sky – it’s physically impossible.
  20. Babies can’t taste salt until they are 4 months old.
  21. The Empire Set Building in NYC is so large that it has its own zip code.
  22. The coolest temperature ever recorded is in Antarctica at -100 degrees F.
  23. Your brain is more powerful, more complex and more clever than any computer ever built.
  24. Green eyes are more common in females than males.
  25. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that grow as fruits of the cocoa tree.
  26. There are over 10,000 different species of birds.
  27. Chameleons change color based on mood, not their surroundings.
  28. If you flew to the Sun from the moon on a plane it would take about 20 years!
  29. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans.
  30. A mosquito has 47 teeth.
  31. The world’s longest french fry is 34-inches long. 
  32. Bees are so smart that they communicate with each other by wiggling their bum in a dance.
  33. An elephant can be pregnant up to 22 months.
  34. Your heart is about the same size as your fist.
  35. There is a species of shark that can live up to 272 years.
  36. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  37. A cat named Felix has gone into space.
  38. It rains diamonds on planet Jupiter.
  39. One of the biggest ways that birds are able to protect themselves from predators is by flying away and flying high.
  40. Moose are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours.
  41. Pirates had bedtimes too! “Lights out” was 8 p.m.
  42. The sun is so large that 1 million Earths could fit inside of it.
  43. The Hawaiian state fish is called a Humuhumunukunuku apua’a. Seriously!
  44. There are 154 stairs inside the Statue of Liberty, from the bottom to the top of her head.
  45. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
  46. Dogs sneeze when play fighting to show they are playing and don’t wanna hurt you!
  47. The smallest bone in your body is in your ear and it’s about as big as a grain of rice.
  48. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  49. Some scientists believe that there are aliens already here on earth…
  50. The smallest dinosaur ever was the Compsognathus, which was about the size of a chicken.
  51. A dog holds the world record for skateboarding through the longest human tunnel.
  52. Simply taking 1 step uses over 200 muscles in the body.
  53. It might not look like it, but penguins have knees!
  54. A grizzly bear’s bite is so strong it can break a bowling ball.
  55. The rings around Saturn are made up of ice crystals! Some of the crystals are as big as a house and some are as small as a speck of dust.
  56. Talking to your plants and playing music can help them grow faster.
  57. The distance from your inner elbow to your wrist is the same as the length of your foot.
  58. An average person spent 24 years of his life sleeping. I mean, who doesn’t love nap time?
  59. A rainbow is actually a full circle of light but we only see a semi-circle.
  60. Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!
  61. Sea lions can dance to a beat.
  62. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  63. Bread was invented in Egypt around 8,000 BC.
  64. Your mouth makes 25,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime. All that spit could fill two Olympic swimming pools!
  65. Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
  66. A pet hamster can run up to 8 miles a night on a wheel.
  67. High heels were originally worn by men.
  68. Constellations in the sky are patterns of the stars. They were used to tell stories and also tell where they were and what time of year it was. This was long before the cell phone and Google Maps!
  69. Soda used to be a green color!
  70. You can find a McDonalds in every continent of the world except Antarctica.
  71. In France, a “crepe” is just a really thin pancake.
  72. It is absolutely silent in space because sound can’t travel.
  73. George Washington used to own sheep.
  74. Alpacas are known to spit when they get annoyed.
  75. Your brain is 70% water.
  76. You know when you get a song stuck in your head? That’s called an “earworm”.
  77. Humans have unique fingerprints and unique tongue-prints!
  78. It would take a snail nearly 4,575 years to circle Earth.
  79. Some starfish can regenerate a new body from a single severed arm.
  80. You can’t sneeze in your sleep because the brain shuts down the reflex.
  81. It is possible to dig a hole to China if you start in Argentina.
  82. When cats are happy, they purr. When rabbits are happy, they grind their teeth.
  83. Strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside.
  84. Scientists have dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!
  85. There is an island in the Bahamas with only pigs as residents.
  86. You have about 100,000 hairs on your head.
  87. The tallest man ever recorded was 9 feet tall!
  88. Birds poop and pee out of the same hole. Bird poop is also green because their urine is green.
  89. A rooster, a duck, and a sheep were the first passengers to ever ride a hot air balloon.
  90. The first ketchup in the world was made of fish and mushrooms. Ew!
  91. How do crickets make their chirping sound? By rubbing their wings together.
  92. The oldest-known living land animal is a tortoise named Jonathan, who is 187 years old.
  93. Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. 
  94. Your eyes blink about 4 million times a year.
  95. 243 Earth days equals 1 day on Venus.
  96. When people go into outer space, their bodies stretch. Astronauts come back from space a couple of inches taller than when they left.
  97. The Amazon rainforest has over 2000 species of butterflies alone.
  98. Saturn has 7 layers of rings.
  99. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.
  100. If you go to Disney on your birthday, you get a sticker and you will be recognized by Disney characters and showered with gifts all day long!

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