Expand Their Horizons: 45 Facts That Will Make Your Kids Go Wow

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Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.

27. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

28. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will turn white.

29. Koalas sleep 22 hours a day.

30. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep.

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There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Galaxy.

32. Brigadier Sir Nils Olav is a king penguin. He is colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard, as well as the mascot. He currently lives in the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.

33. Fleas can jump around 130 times their own height. So if a flea were a person six feet high, it can jump 780 feet high just like that.

34. Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t.

35. Parrotfish poop, on average, 700 pounds of sand per year.

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You can always see your own nose, but your brain learns to ignore it.

37. Zebras are black with white stripes, not white with black stripes.

38. Bunnies can’t move their legs independently, which is why they can’t walk, only hop.

39. As far as we know, Mars is entirely inhabited by robots.

40. Yawns are contagious not only between humans but also between humans and dogs.

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A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

42. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

43. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

44. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

45. We share 60% of our DNA with a banana.

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