I Was Today Years Old When I Learned These 25 Fun Facts

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” – Albert Einstein

No matter our age or our level of education, we are constantly learning new things, and a fun way to intentional engage our natural-born curiosities is by learning a new fact every day. Whether you choose to learn something new about a specific topic like animals or explore a wide range of facts across subjects, we hope these 25 fun facts inspire someone in your family to say, “I was today years old when I learned that…”

Animal Facts
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
A shark is the only known fish that can blink with both eyes.

Earth Facts
Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
New York drifts about an inch farther from London every year.
Tornadoes usually spin in opposite directions above and below the equator.
97% of the Earth’s water is saltwater.
Dust from Africa can travel all the way to Florida.

Human Facts
All of the blood in your body travels through your heart once a minute.
Your eyes process more than 120 million bits of information every second.
Vision uses one-third of all your brain power.
Yawning cools your brain, while sleep deprivation increases brain temperature.
About one-quarter of the body’s bones are in the feet.
You use 72 different muscles every time you talk.
You’re almost half an inch taller in the morning than in the evening.

Food Facts
You can fry an egg on a hot sidewalk when it reaches 158 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond.
Honey never spoils.
An apple can last up to 10 months.
In Japan, it’s possible to buy watermelons shaped like pyramids.
4,000-year-old noodles were discovered in ancient ruins in China.
Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by an American astronaut.

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