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10 kid-impressing facts

Kids love knowing little nuggets of information to share with their friends. Here are some facts that might just impress them.

By Cassandre Cadieux
10 kid-impressing facts

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10 kid-impressing facts

Your kids will be impressed

Be it about animals, games, space or anything in between, kids love to absorb information and share it with their friends. Here are ten facts that will even impress your little sponge.

Who knows, your child could be the next big winner of a quiz show.

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Ants: Did you know?

Did you know that ants don't sleep? They take quick one minute power naps approximately 250 times a day, but they never actually sleep.

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Pluto: Did you know?

Did you know that Pluto, although no longer a planet, was named by Venetia Burney, an 11-year-old girl from Oxford, England?

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Barbie: Did you know?

Did you know that Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts? Mattel, the company that makes Barbies, also manufactures the greatest number of women's dresses each year. 

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Tongue twister: Did you know?

Did you know that the trickiest tongue twister in the English language apparently is "Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick."? Try saying that 10 times fast. 

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Almonds: Did you know?

Did you know that almonds are part of the same family as roses and peaches? So you could technically say you're eating a fruit... or a plant. Talk about confusing!

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Macaroni and cheese: Did you know?

Did you know that Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on earth? So go ahead, ask for more.

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Hula hoop: Did you know?

Did you know that a 10-year-old boy holds the record for the longest whirl? He twirled for 4 hours straight — that's over 18,000 turns. An 11-year-old also holds the record for the most hoops twirled simultaneously, with 14. 

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Math: Did you know?

Did you know that 111,111 x 111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321? It's probably the most fun math equation ever. Try it!

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Animals: Did you know?

Did you know that parrots and rabbits can see behind them without having to move their heads? Trying to sneak up on them is really difficult!

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Sun: Did you know?

Did you know that it takes 8.3 minutes for light from the sun to reach Earth? You can listen to almost three whole songs in that time!

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This article was originally published on Jun 29, 2012

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