MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
As a teacher, you value academics and are constantly searching for new ways to pique students’ interests and get them excited about learning. Posting fun facts around your classroom is a great way to encourage them to explore new topics. Here’s a list of educational fun facts that you and your students may find interesting:
- Although a giraffe’s neck is 6 - 7 feet long, it contains the same number of vertebrae at a human neck.
- As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
- China is the largest producer of garlic, producing over 10 million tons in 2008 and accounting for over 75% of world output.
- Footprints and tire tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.
- Although the Stegosaurus was over 14 feet long, its brain was only the size of a walnut.
- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
- The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- There were about 300 bones in your body when you were born, but by the time you reach adulthood you only have 206.
- The hottest continent on earth is Africa, where a record high of 136.4 degrees F was once recorded.
- Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
- Your eyes are the same size since birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
- An oyster can take five years just to make one pearl.
- James Madison was Princeton University's first graduate student.
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