Fun Facts for Kids (and parents too!)

"Why?" "How?" "Why?" "When?" "Why?" As parents, we answer these questions more times than we can count, but there's still nothing better than coming up with a satisfying answer. If you know something cool about how the world works, you're a superhero, so strap on your cape and get on your way with these fun facts.

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Fun Facts: Diwali

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Fun Facts for Children

It's impossible for most people to lick their own elbow (admit it, you're trying right now). It's also impossible for a crocodile to stick its tongue out. Just as impossible in fact, as it is to get the kids to sit down and eat dinner at times.

On these pages we’re packing in as many fun facts for kids, and about kids as possible, and we fully understand if you want to check in regularly, too.

Bring them to the table with the beetroot and their brains will be so engaged they'll forget they're eating vegetables. You'll be super mum, or dad, with the knowledge of the world at your fingertips. So for funny facts, amazing facts and downright weird facts (like the fact that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain) you know where to come! We can't help get the beetroot stains off your blouse though, sorry.

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