95 Fantastic Facts about Kids

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76Midnight blue

Midnight blue

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.

77. Praising kids for their intelligence may actually stifle their progress. Instead, they should be praised for their effort.

78. 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.

79. If a set of identical twin women married a set of identical twin men and subsequently had kids, their children would genetically be siblings.

80. Jim Cummings, the voice actor for Winnie the Pooh, calls sick kids in hospitals and talks to them in character.

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81Sun Huixi

Sun Huixi

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.

82. 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.

83. Children have double the number of taste buds compared to adults, causing them to taste much more intensely and have very distinct food preferences.

84. Danish parents leave their kids on the curb while they go shopping, as they believe the fresh air is essential for health and development.

85. 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.

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86Russian law

Russian law

Russia has laws to fine parents for "failing to perform parental duties for raising minors" if their kids act up.

87. In 1982, a 15-year-old runaway lived in an elevator shaft for 2 months. He rewired the elevator to work as he wanted, and was caught when residents smelled cooking hot dogs.

88. Two kids named Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrottato spent two years recreating Toy Story in its entirety shot by shot.

89. There is a camp for kids with Tourette Syndrome called Camp Twitch and Shout.

90. Kids are more inclined to turn to their pets than their siblings for support when faced with adversity, even though they know their pets don't actually understand what they are saying.

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91Louis Abernathy and Temple Abernathy

Louis Abernathy and Temple Abernathy

In 1911, two kids named Louis Abernathy and Temple Abernathy rode on horseback alone from New York to San Francisco in 62 days.

92. In 2012, an educator named Sugata Mitra installed a networked PC in a New Delhi slum and left it there for children to freely explore. Kids from one of the most desperately poor areas of the world, without instruction, quickly learned how the PC operated, and taught each other, easily exploring via online connectivity.

93. A trishaw puller in China, Bai Fang Li financed the education of over 300 poor kids. Over the years, the distance he peddled to sponsor the kids was close to 18 times around the equator. When he died thousands came to say goodbye.

94. The Soviet Union had a children's program at 8:30 every weeknight that would end with a lullaby at 9:00 telling kids it's time to go to bed. This program still airs to this day in Russia.

95. The creator of Atari (Nolan Bushnell) also created Chuck E. Cheese as a way to get kids to play Atari video games.


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