Father Asks Strangers For Interesting Random Facts He Could Share With Daughter At Bedtime. The answers are unbelievable!
Bedtime is the perfect time to bond with your kids and tell them beautiful inspiring stories.
Not only you can show them the magical world of fairytales, but you can also use this time to improve their knowledge of the world around them with some thought-provoking random facts.
Usually, at bedtime parents tell interesting stories to their kids or ask them to share what happened during the day. This is a great start of an even greater conversation that helps parents and kids build better connections with one another. What this one father does at bedtime is telling his daughter little pieces of curious facts about our world.
However, as time goes by, the dad ran out of interesting stories to share with his daughter.
Fortunately, nowadays you can simply ask a stranger on the Internet, and there you have tons of amazing responses beyond your expectations. This is exactly what this man did.
The creative father started asking strangers on Reddit for random facts, and he got over 40 responses.
Some of the answers he got were unbelievable. For instance, did you know that Switzerland has a law that forbids owning only one Guinea pig because they get lonely? Not only the father now has enough bedtime stories for his daughter, but these random facts might be quite entertaining for you as well. Parents, take notes!
1. A blue whale’s heart is as big as a Volkswagen beetle.
2. A blue whale’s tongue is a lot heavier than most elephants.
3. A pufferfish doesn’t get full of air but rather water.
4. A tiger skin looks just like a wheat field.
5. A wombat’s poop has the shape of a cube.
6. A young larva is fed with special honey called ‘royal jelly’, which helps it develop into the fertile queen bee.
7. Adwaita, the giant tortoise, was born even before the U.S. in 1750. The reptile died in 2006.
8. Baby pandas are tinier than a mouse at birth.
9. Bananas are classified as berries, while strawberries are not.
10. Before 1914 kids can be sent to their grandparents via postal service.
11. Cows get stressed when they are separated from their best friends.
12. Cows love solving puzzles.
13. Dancing is the bees’ way of telling others that there are good flowers nearby.
14. During the Austro-Prussian war in 1866, the Lichtenstein army went to war with 80 men. They returned with 81, after befriending an Austrian who joined the group.
15. England’s Oxford University has been around longer than the Aztecs.
16. From the time of Pluto’s discovery to the time it was reclassified as a dwarf planet, it still hadn’t completed a single trip around the sun.
17. Humans emit a weak light in the dark, but our eyes are not able to see it.
18. If a cat holds its tail upward while approaching you, it means it’s excited to see you.
19. If you don’t want to have children, you’ll be the first one in your ancestry line to have that decision for about 4 million years ago.
20. In Japan, there is an island populated by rabbits.
21. It takes longer for a day to end on Venus, than for a year.
22. It’s illegal to own only one guinea pig in Switzerland. They must at least come in pairs.
23. Kangaroos can’t walk backward.
24. Lobsters are the roaches of the sea. It is considered a low-class food and feeding them to inmates is thought out to be cruel.
25. Mammals that lay eggs, like platypuses, don’t have navels or belly buttons.
26. Moon has a diameter 400 times smaller than the Sun. But the Sun is a lot further, about 400 times than the moon. For this reason, we can see both solar and lunar total eclipses.
27. Otters have pockets in their skin where they stuff their favorite rocks.
28. Parmesan cheese is accepted as collateral in a certain Italian bank.
29. Rubber ducking is a term programmers use when they explain an issue to a rubber ducky. They often arrive at a solution.
30. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.
31. Sea otter mom and pup hold each other’s hands while sleeping, so they won’t drift away from each other.
32. Sharks are older than trees.
33. Some burrowing spider species gang up with tiny frogs near them to help keep away tiny bugs that might eat their eggs.
34. Technically cashews are not a nut but a seed growing out of the cashew apple.
35. The name Arctic is derived from ‘arktos‘, which is Greek for ‘bear’. That means Arctic is ‘Bear’ and Antarctic is ‘Not Bear’.
36. The pyramids were ancient, even during Cleopatra’s time.
37. The vibrations from a purring cat have healing properties.
38. When you have a daily routine, your dog knows when you’re coming back home by how much of your scent is left in your house.
39. Wolves in films sometimes need CGI for their tails because they can’t stop wagging.
40. Wooly mammoths were around when the ancient pyramids were being constructed.
There you have another clever parenting hack you can use with your children at bedtime.
What do you think about those fascinating random facts?