When the University of Sheffield polled 250 children, all 250 reported that they disliked clowns as hospital decor.
52. Stephen Colbert didn't let his kids watch his show because "I just say things I don't mean and a child just won't know that that's a character and when I tuck them into bed one night and say I love you, they'll say: ‘that’s good Dad, that’s dry’.”
53. The time machine in 'Back to the Future' was originally a refrigerator, but was changed since they were concerned kids would lock themselves inside.
54. A 19-year-old blind kid named Matthew Weigman was able to use his enhanced hearing to hack telephone systems by perfectly reproducing dial tones. He even went as far as faking calls to the SWAT team in order to have them surround the houses of his enemies.
55. If parents cleaned a dropped pacifier by sucking on it themselves before giving it back to their baby, the child will have "nearly 60% less chance of eczema and 90% less chance of asthma by 18 months compared to parents who used tap or boiling water."
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56Indian Placement Program
From 1956 to 1996 the Mormon Church operated a program called Indian Placement Program where Native American kids would be baptized and placed in Mormon foster homes, thinking it would "lighten" their skin. It was based on the Mormon belief that Native Americans were originally white until God punished them by making them darker.
57. In 2015, a family organized a fake kidnap of their 6- year-old kid to scare him, because they thought he was ''too nice''
58. A man named Sir Nicholas Winton saved 669 kids during World War 2 and lived almost all his life without letting people know.
59. The kid who plays Luke (Nolan Gould) on Modern Family graduated high school at 13 and is a member of Mensa.
60. On Halloween in 1919, kids broke windows, overturned garbage cans, rushed street cars and burnt down a barn. The police responded by negotiating with teenagers, re-righting garbage cans and making sure all kids went home to bed. No arrests were made.
If a child wants something bad enough, they can momentarily forget how big their body is compared to other objects. It’s called “scale error” and it can cause them to think they can fit into toy cars, for example.
62. Michael Jackson would request his wine served in diet coke cans during flights, due to being a 'private drinker' and not wanting his kids to see him drinking alcohol.
63. The "Tinker" supreme court case: In 1965, to protest Vietnam War 3 kids wore black armbands to school. The school banned the armbands. They wore them again and were suspended. The "Tinker test" is used to see if a school's disciplinary actions violate students' 1st Amendment rights.
64. In 1994, a Russian pilot named Yaroslav Kudrinsky let his 15-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter try to fly an aircraft. The kids unknowingly disabled the autopilot. The plane crashed into a hillside in Siberia killing all 63 passengers and 12 crew members.
65. Pixy Stix was originally a drink mix, but the company owner discovered kids were just eating the sugar powder straight from the package. It was then rebranded as Pixy Stix.
Crayola's Midnight Blue was originally named Prussian Blue, the change occurring in 1958 when the company realized most kids did not recognize the old nation of Prussia.
67. Praising kids for their intelligence may actually stifle their progress. Instead, they should be praised for their effort.
68. As a kid, Ryan Gosling enjoyed seeing Rambo: First Blood so much that he brought steak knives to school and threw them at other children.
69. If a set of identical twin women married a set of identical twin men and subsequently had kids, their children would genetically be siblings.
70. Jim Cummings, the voice actor for Winnie the Pooh, calls sick kids in hospitals and talks to them in character.
A 12-year-old boy named Sun Huixi spent 2 years collecting over 160,000 bottles after school and donated all the money he made ($2,700) to orphans in an AIDS epidemic region in China. He also donated his personal savings ($30) and collected 800 books to give to the children.
72. Bill Gates intends to leave less than $10M for each if his three children "so they can make their own way" and that the family mostly drives a minivan when all are going somewhere.
73. Children have double the number of taste buds compared to adults, causing them to taste much more intensely and have very distinct food preferences.
74. Danish parents leave their kids on the curb while they go shopping, as they believe the fresh air is essential for health and development.
75. There is one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don't - teaching them that they are "good at math" with preparation.