Cool Facts For Kids
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I always love the look on my daughter and son’s face when I share a new cool fact with them. Sometimes the facts don’t quite hit the trigger I’m looking for, but sometimes you see that imagine and wonder on their face that makes it worth it. The goal of cool facts for kids is to get that look from your kids as they search our site.
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Cool Facts For Kids
Cool Facts For Kids That Will Stun And Amaze Kids And Adults
Cool facts for kids started out as a project for me to teach my daughter about web design and writing. She has a huge passion for interesting and fun facts and was excited to share them with other kids. At the time I am writing this, my daughter lays down in her bed too excited to sleep, knowing that she is going to get to write her first article for the site tomorrow.
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Cool Facts For Kids
It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot
The temperature of the sun’s surface is around 5500 Celsius or 9941 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not the type of weather you want to work on your tan in! From the sun to to earth, it’s about 150 million kilometers!
Dolphin! Or Wolf?
Did you know that dolphins evolved from land animals? 50 million years ago the ancestor to the dolphin looked a lot like a wolf. It used shallow waters as it’s hunting grounds and slowly over time adapted to life in water. It’s front legs turned into flippers and back legs disappeared all together. It’s nostrils moved to the top of it’s head and the fur went away all together.
Write This Down
A normal sized tree has enough wood to make 170,000 pencils!
Alive And Kicking
There are flowering shrubs in the Mojave Desert called creosote bushes that are considered the oldest thing on earth that is still alive. They are over 12,000 years old!
Now That’s Fast!
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can run up to 46 miles an hour (76 kilometers per hour). That is unbelievably fast! The fastest recorded human ran 18 miles an hour (30 kilometers per hour), and that was a very fast person.
Can’t Beat That
The human heart beats about 100,000 times in a typical day, and about 36,500,000 in a year. Once you reach 30 ears of age your heart has beat around a billion (1,000,000,000) times!
Better Grab A Shovel
In one year between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972 there was 1224 inches (102 feet, 31.1 meters. This happened at Mount Rainier in Washington St in the United States. That’s about as deep as a normal 10 story building!
Looks Can Be Deceiving
When you look at the moon it would appear that it has been beat up more than the earth. It looks to have more craters and blemishes from being hit by space debris. The truth is, the earth also has all those scars, but it’s ability to reform it’s surface and grow over them cover this appearance up. There are plans growing, wind blowing, earthquakes, erosion and rainfall. All these things help change the appearance of the earths surface, the moon does not have all this activity. With the moon, what you see is what you get!
There was a period of over 160 million years that the dinosaurs ruled the planet. They thrived from the Triassic period which was around 230 million years ago all the way through the Jurassic period and went extinct during the end of the Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago. That’s a long time for Dino’s to live considering humans have only been around for 200,000 years, based on our discovery of the earliest fossil evidence of modern human beings.
How Big Is that Flower?
There is a plant called Rafflesia Arnoldii that produces the largest individual flower known on earth. The diameter of these flowers can reach up to 3 feet (1 meter) and weigh around 22 pounds (10kg).
Talk About A Light Weight
A person weighing 220 pounds (100kg) on earth would only weight 84 pounds (38kg) on Mars. This is due to Mars having less gravity than earth. If you really want to lose some weight, just move to Mars!
Big And Strong
Gorillas, belonging to a family of animals that include humans, apes and monkeys are the largest living primates. Weighing in at between 300-500 pounds a mature male gorilla can be over 6 feet tall and have an arm span of over 8 feet wide! Gorilla’s are also super strong, they have the strength of 4-8 powerful human men. The gorilla females are about half the size and strength of the males.
I hope you enjoyed these random facts for kids! Please, feel free to navigate around our site and enjoy all the fun and cool facts that we have compiled and put together for your viewing enjoyment. Don’t forget to send us requests through the contact us page on things you would like to see cool facts for kids post about!