Kids are curious and full of questions. So your 3-year-old is really starting to show an interest in learning about the world. You’re not alone. Most 3-year-olds are ready to learn more about the people and places that make up their world. With that in mind, here are some fun facts on a variety of subjects that they may find interesting.
• Poop comes out of the top of starfish’s bodies.
• To keep themselves clean, cats and dogs lick their bodies.
• Kittens are the name given to young beavers.
• The skin of Polar Bears is black, despite their white, fluffy fur.
• Female lions hunt more than male lions and take care of the pride’s food.
• Elephants are the world’s largest land mammal.
• The world’s largest rat is the size of a dog.
• Pups are the name given to baby sharks and bats.
• When a bee flaps its wings, the sound it makes is called “buzzing.”
• When a starfish loses a leg, it regenerates.
Space is fun
• The sun could fit a million Earths inside it!
• Venus is the only planet that rotates in a clockwise direction.
• On Venus, one day is equivalent to nearly eight months on Earth.
• The universe contains more stars than the Earth’s sand grains.
• Mercury and Venus do not have moons.
• The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus.
• Applesauce was the first food eaten in space.
• The sun has been around for 4.6 billion years.
• The sun is made up of roughly one-quarter helium.
• Our moon has no wind.
• There is no noise in space.
• You always see the same side of the moon no matter where you are on Earth.
The human body is amazing
• A trillion odours can be detected by the nose.
• Your feet house one-quarter of your bones.
• The teeth of humans are as powerful as those of sharks.
• It’s impossible to swallow and breathe at the same time.
• The only animals having chins are humans.
• Your ears and noses are always growing as you get older. That is due to gravity, not genuine growth.
• A human body is made up of almost 100 trillion cells.
• Eyelashes last approximately 150 days before they fall off.
• The average human brain is roughly three pounds in weight.
• A newborn brain weighs approximately 3/4 pound.
• Men’s brains are typically larger than women’s.
• Your blood has the same saltiness as the sea.
Our beautiful planet
• In Iceland, there are ice caves with hot springs.
• Every year, over 1200 tornadoes strike the United States.
• Vitamin B12 is found in rain.
• Clouds appear white because they reflect sunlight from above.
• It’s possible that it’ll be too warm to snow, but it’ll never be too cold.
• Snow is made inside clouds and is made up of teeny-tiny ice crystals.
• The Sahara is the world’s largest desert (outside of the polar regions), covering almost one-third of Africa!
• The Earth is estimated to be between 4 and 5 billion years old, according to scientists.
• The Niagara Falls are on the boundary between the United States and Canada.
• Plants have been on the surface of the Earth for 400-500 million years.
Having fun with food
• Grapefruits get their name from the fact that they grow in clusters similar to grapes.
• Almonds and peaches belong to the same plant family.
• Raisins are dried grapes while prunes are dried plums.
• Red bananas have a reddish-purple peel and a strawberry-like flavour.
• Food provides us with energy, while vitamins and minerals aid in our growth.
• The rose family includes apples, pears, and peaches.
• Milk is a rich source of calcium, which helps develop strong bones.
• Milk’s calcium helps grow healthy teeth.
• Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable unrelated to potatoes.
• Humans cultivate food from over 2000 different plant species.
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• People used to write on clay with sticks or their fingers before paper was invented.
• Soil is a living thing. It moves, changes, and grows all the time. The soil is full of tiny plants and animals.
• One cup of soil could contain more bacteria than people on the planet.
• The earliest toothpaste was composed of rock salt, dried iris flowers, pepper, and mint mixed with water.
• Every minute, two earthquakes strike somewhere on the planet.
• Cockroaches have been on the planet for roughly 300 million years, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
• Alaska is the state with the most earthquakes in the United States.
• If you hopped in a car and drove 55 miles per hour to the sun, it would take you 193 years to get there.
• 130 years ago, the first paper drinking straws were created. People used to drink from hollow rye grass before then.
• A power facility in the Netherlands uses methane, a gas derived from chicken poop, to power nearly 100,000 households.