100 Fun Facts for Kids

Kids are curious human beings. They are constantly looking for new things to learn about the world around them. Not only are fun facts for kids a great way to introduce children to new things, but they are also incredibly interesting themselves! Scientists have done a lot of research on facts, so you can rest assured that your young ones 9and yourself) will be learning a lot in a fun way. These facts are fun to share in your classroom, during indoor recess, or even as a conversation starter.

30 Random Facts for Kids

Here is a list of general fun facts for kids that are random and just plain interesting.

1. The average person laughs about 15 times a day

2. Your brain can not feel pain, which is why it’s possible to have surgery on your brain without any anesthesia.

3. You blink over 16 million times in a single year.

4. Around 30 million bacteria live on every square inch of the human body!

5. You can see all of the planets in our solar system without a telescope.

6. Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

7. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to create a four-foot sidewalk that would circle the Earth at the equator.

8. You can’t hum a song while holding your nose closed.

9. Twelve percent of people dream in black and white only.

10. The silk of a spider’s web is stronger than steel.

11. If Earth were the size of a basketball, the moon would be the size of a tennis ball.

12. It is super hard to sneeze with your eyes open.

13. The average human being spends about two and half days per month looking for lost objects.

14. In emergencies, coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

15. There are more than 200 bones in the adult human body!

16. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain! 

17. We have taste receptors on our skin, so if you ate something that caused your skin to feel hot or tingly, the food would actually be spicy

18. There are more active neurons firing in our brain when we’re dreaming than when we’re awake!

19. In the United States, more tomatoes are consumed than any other fruits or vegetables!

20. If you cut off a cockroach’s head, it can live for about 8 days

21. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

22. Only female mosquitoes bite us – male mosquitoes only drink the juices of plants!

23.  It is physically impossible for you to lick your own elbow!

24. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints. No two tigers have the same stripe patterns. 

25. When people first started playing basketball, you couldn’t dribble the ball and some teams had up to 50 players.

26.    The Lut Desert is the hottest place on earth. The highest temperature recorded here was 159 degrees Fahrenheit.

27. There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the United States today

28. Every minute of the day, humans shed tens of thousands of skill cells. 

29. The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica

30.  Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet.

20 Human Body Facts for Kids

The human body is an amazing work of art. Here are some interesting facts for kids:

1. If all your blood vessels were unwound, they would stretch 100,000 miles long! This means it could stretch around the earth many times.

2. Tears are essential to help you see clearly. When you get older you make less tears.

3. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet! 

4. You blink over 10,000 times per day or 12 times per minute.

5. Out of all of the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory – which explains why certain smells bring back vivid memories!

6. It’s impossible to tickle yourself.

7. Babies take 40 breaths per minute. Adults take 12 to 16 breaths per minute.  

8. Bodies give off a tiny amount of light that’s too weak for the eye to see.

9. The human body contains enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap! 

10. Blood is blue until it reaches oxygen, at which point it turns red! 

11. The human brain is about 80% water 

12. Your fingernails grow at different rates. The middle fingernail grows the fastest and the thumb grows the slowest.

13. Throughout your lifetime, you grow 590 miles of hair.

14. The human brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV! 

15. A human will eat approximately 35 tons of food over the course of his or her lifetime.

16. You are taller in the morning than you are at night.

17. It would take about 100,000 mosquitoes sucking your blood to drain it out completely.

18. A baby is born with 300 bones but only 206 bones as an adult because some of them fuse together

19. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.

20. People with blue eyes tend to be more sensitive to bright light than people who have other eye colors! 

20 Geography and Fun Science Facts for Kids

There is a huge amount of wonder about science and nature.  Here are 20 science fun facts for kids.

1. Bamboo can grow 3 feet in one day.

2.  Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It is even smaller than New York City’s Central Park.

3. There are chocolate flowers that smell like chocolate and can be eaten! 

4. One pound of lemons contains more sugar than one pound of strawberries! 

5. Saturn’s rings could fit over 7 Earths with room to spare. If you put Saturn in water, it would float

6.  A single cloud can weigh as much as 1 million pounds! 

7.  Around two thousand different languages are spoken in Africa.

8. Uranus is the only planet that sits on its side causing it to have extreme weather.

9. A cucumber is 96 percent water! 

10. If you rub a balloon on your head, the static electricity in your hair will attract the balloon to your hand.

11.  If you put Mount Everest on the bottom of the ocean, there would be 1 mile of water covering it.

12. People used to believe that the Earth was the center of the universe and all other objects in space traveled around it! 

13. The planet Venus spins backward on its axis, causing the sun to rise in the west and set in the east. 

14.  The Earth experiences 50,000 earthquakes every day!

15. The average lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun and 50 million degrees! 

16. The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean. It is 7 miles deep.

17.  A single tree can produce as much oxygen in a day as 20 people! 

18.  It can take two years to grow one pineapple. It takes 200 flowers to develop into one fruit. 

19.    There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.

20. There are no rivers longer than 4,000 miles because that’s the distance it takes for the earth to spin! 

30 Animal Fun Facts for Kids

We can’t have a list of fun facts for kids without including animals! Here we go with 30 crazy and interesting animal facts for kids.

1.  A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away because of its unusual vocal cords.

2. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly, one bite can kill up to 20 people or one elephant. 

3. Polar bears are actually black and not white. Under all the translucent, thick fur their skin is jet black. Light reflecting on their fur makes them appear white.

4. Chimpanzees and dolphins can learn to recognize themselves in a mirror.

5.  A goldfish can remember information for at least one week.

6.  The only mammals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot. This is because their eyes are on the side of their head.

7.  A cockroach can live for seven days without its head before it starves to death!

8. The African Bush Elephant is the largest land mammal. It weighs 8 times more than a grizzly bear.

9. The only bird that can fly backward is a hummingbird and it weighs a little less than one penny.

10. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body!

11. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime! 

12. Only female mosquitoes bite humans and use the blood to lay their eggs!

13.  Micropachycephalosaurus is the longest dinosaur name. There are 23 letters.

14.  All porcupines float in water because their quills are hollow.

15.  When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red and it acts as sunscreen.

16. A kangaroo can jump 25 feet in one leap and up to six feet high! 

17.  The only animal that doesn’t drink water are kangaroo rats. 

19. There are more beetles than any other creature in the world!

20.  Butterflies taste with their hind feet.

21. A horse can sleep standing up and never fall over! This is because a horse can lock their knees.

22.  Bees have five eyes, six legs, and can fly about twenty miles per hour.

23. Blue whales are the largest animals on earth. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale!

24. The baby giraffe is already six feet tall at birth! 

25. Possums can play dead for up to six hours to trick a predator.

 26. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out but an alligator can. 

27. The life span of a squirrel living in the wild is about six years, but a squirrel can live ten years when in captivity.

28.  Wolves have been known to travel more than 1,000 miles when searching for food! 

29. Termites never sleep and can eat one pound of wood per day.

30.   There is one bear for every 21 humans in Alaska.

Summary

Learning about all of the fun facts for kids for exciting and informative.  Fun facts are interesting pieces of information that serve to entertain, educate or bewilder! There are fun facts that can be shared with kids that will help them learn in an interesting way. Kids also love learning fun facts about animals because they find the differences in nature very interesting. 

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