People Break Down The Best Facts To Teach Young Kids
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Even if they sometimes appear less than excited to go to school, children are always eager to learn.

As they will encounter new experiences with each passing year, resulting in parents and other adults being bombarded by new questions regularly.

Most frequently, if not necessarily intentionally, as a delay tactic before going to bed.

Which is when it's important for the parent, grandparent, or babysitter who's in charge of bedtime to come up with one, exceptionally satisfying fact which will give them plenty to think about, or dream about, after the lights are turned off.


RedditorExpiringFrog was curious to hear the simple facts which would blow the minds and ignite the imaginations of young children, leading them to ask:
"What mind-blowing (but simple) facts would satisfy a 4-year old daughter’s daily request for 1 fact before bedtime?"

They Miss You When You're Gone...

"Dogs can tell when you're coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine."- babiferari

Even Bigger Hugs!

"Most people have more than the average number of arms."- Lord_AdGnalDiv

The Longest Days...

"A day on Venus takes longer to complete than a year on Venus."

"How?"

"It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun."

"From my memory I believe it’s only like 10-15 days difference."

"But still an interesting fact."

"Another fun fact is Aluminum used to be such a precious metal, and so expensive, that the top point of the Washington Monument is made of pure aluminum."

"At the time of construction, that aluminum would be about like capping it with platinum today."- AmerisaurausRex

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Otters Are Avid Collectors!

"Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks."- CryoWreck

Bears Are A Warm Source Of Inspiration

"The name for the Arctic comes from the ancient Greek word for bear - arktos."

"Named after one of the constellations Ursa Major (Big Bear) or Ursa Minor (Little Bear), but there are bears living there too."

"So basically, the Arctic is called 'Bear', and the Antarctic is called 'Not Bear'."- B3ximus

The Science Behind The Colors

"A Siamese cats fur color is dependent on its body temperature."

"That’s why the colder areas of the body such as the nose, paws, and tail are darker than the rest."- MudSlappers

Here I Come Love GIF by La Guarimba Film FestivalGiphy

You Think Elephants Are So Big...

"Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!."- Delica

Frogs Come To The Age Of Spiders

"Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider's eggs."

"This means that tiny frogs are spider cats."- The_First_Viking

There's A Reason They Decided It Wasn't A Planet

"From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn't made one complete revolution around the sun."- gruenoms

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They're Meant To Come In Pairs

"In Switzerland, it's illegal to own just one guinea pig."

"If you have any, you have to have at least two."

"They get lonely!"- Dickcheese_McDoogles

Even the minds of grown-ups would be blown by most of these facts.

Though still best to proceed with caution, as some of these will likely be met with more questions, thus prolonging bedtime.

Or you might find yourselves needing to buy not one, but two guinea pigs...

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However, there are facts about legends of history which have, indeed, been proven true, but are also left out of history books.

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Don't cheat with people you all know.

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