Clever Dad Asks the Internet for Fun Facts to Share with His Four-Year-Old Daughter

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If you have small children or have ever been around small children, then you know that their thirst for knowledge is basically unquenchable. They ask “why” countless times a day and want to know how everything works (and why) and ask questions from dawn until dusk…

It’s kind of exhausting.

This dad found that his four-year-old daughter was no different from anyone else’s, and every night at bedtime, she asked for a new and interesting fact.

He quickly ran out of ideas on his own and turned to Reddit, who totally delivered.

What mind-blowing (but simple) facts would satisfy a 4-year old daughter’s daily request for 1 fact before bedtime?
byu/ExpiringFrog inAskReddit

If you’re a fan of all sorts of facts, you’re going to love these 15 as much as his daughter probably did!

15. One more reason to be jealous of otters.

Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks.

14. Mind blown.

Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!

13. I definitely needed to know this.

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.

12. Still waiting for its first birthday.

From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planet hood, it still hadn’t made one complete revolution around the sun.

11. New bucket list item.

There’s an island in Japan populated only by fluffy bunnies!!

10. Dogs are amazing.

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

9. So much fun.

The building in the world with the most toilets is Wembley Stadium.

Cows get excited when they solve puzzles.

The filling in a Kit Kat is broken up Kit Kat’s.

One time a guy ate an aeroplane. It took him several years but he did it.

The little jump guinea pigs do when they’re happy is called popcorning.

When a cat walks towards you with its tail up that means it likes you and is excited to see you.

Elephants have a noise that means “there are bees here let’s leave immediately”.

They played golf on the moon one time.

I will add more if I think of them. What topics does she like?

8. I have actually always wondered this.

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.

7. Bend the bee’s knee.

When a bee is chosen to be the new queen, they are given a special type of honey that completely changes their bodies. Kind of like how a Pokémon evolves.

Super simplified, but it’s still pretty cool to think about.

6. I’m jealous of the pink milk.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.

Some fish cough.

Don’t eat too many carrots or your skin will turn orange. (That happened to my own daughter!)

Some frogs will glow when they eat fireflies.

Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

5. Crazy to think about, right?

It takes a little over 8 minutes for the light from the Sun to get to earth.

4. So we couldn’t tell if they shaved?

Tigers have striped skin

3. Those crazy cows.

There are more stars than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the world

Cows can walk up stairs, but they can’t walk down

2. That actually explains a lot.

Birds poo and pee from the same hole at the same time

1. DIY custard.

a platypus lays eggs, and has milk. making it the only mammal that could in theory make its own custard

Here’s to knowledge! I love when we learn crazy stuff like this.

Which one of these did you find the most interesting?

Let us know in the comments!