We’ve rounded up some of our favourite, fascinating, nature-related facts to keep the kids amused and wow your friends this half term!
You speak about 4,800 words a day
Pencil lead and diamonds are made of the same thing. Both are pure carbon just formed under different pressures and temperatures
Grasshoppers existed before dinosaurs!
Fruit flies were the first living creatures to be sent into space
The opposite sides of the dice always add up to seven
Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
Your foot and your forearm are exactly the same length
If you make a mistake writing with a pen, you can use the skin of a cucumber to erase it
If the human eye was a digital camera it would be 576 mega pixels
A Rubik’s Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations!
Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth
A group of owls is called a parliament
The Aztecs used chocolate as currency. People under Aztec rule could use cocoa beans to pay their taxes
The Amazon rainforest produces half the world’s oxygen supply
A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing
11% of people are left handed
If this has made you a little bit competitive then try our other round of Fun Facts here!