30 Interesting Facts This Parent Received After Asking People For Some Interesting Ones To Tell Their 3-Year-Old Before Sleep

Published 4 years ago

You’re never too young or too old to learn an interesting new fact – it’s just one of those things that is always exciting. You search for them on the internet, read them in magazines, and even find them under Snapple caps – but there’s only so much fact a single person can find out. That’s why after Reddit user MoonBaboon’s 3-year-old son started asking for some interesting facts before sleep, the parent asked the internet for some help – and people certainly delivered.

MoonBaboon’s post received over ten thousand comments and 55 k upvotes in just a few days, and thread is a goldmine of all sorts of interesting trivia – check out some of the most interesting facts in the gallery below! And if you want more, see our previous post about a father who asked for some interesting facts for his daughter here.

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Sea otters hold hands while they are sleeping to not drift apart


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Crows can see a color that we can’t called ultraviolet. Their feathers have pretty patterns on them, like peacocks, but they’re all colored ultraviolet, so even though they look black to us, they all look really fancy and colorful to each other.


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If you shave a tiger you’ll see striped skin.


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Manatees fart to sink deeper in the water, it’s like letting the air out of a balloon.


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Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue is my favorite


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There is a species of burrowing tarantula that lets tiny frogs live in their burrows. The frog eats pests that are too small for the spider to get, and in return, the frog is kept safe by the big ol’ spider. This is pretty much how the domestication of cats went.

Tiny frogs are tarantula housecats.


The word “Arctic” doesn’t mean “cold” but rather comes from the Greek word for “bear.”

Therefore, Arctic means Bear-place and Antarctic means Not-bear-place

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A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

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Both boys and girls used to wear dresses. It was only when boys got older they started wearing pants.


Crows have the critical thinking skills of a 7 year old child… which is far superior to most animals

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The male emu goes around and collects the eggs that the female lays, painstakingly moves them all to a nest, then sits on them until they hatch. After they hatch he is their only caretaker. The mother isn’t involved at all.


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The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.


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If you were 66 million light years away from Earth and had a telescope that could see Earth, you could still see the dinosaurs.


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A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.


Elephants think humans are cute like humans think puppies are cute

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Cats can be allergic to people


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It rains diamonds on Jupiter


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If you lift a kangaroos tail of the ground it can’t hop (but he will not be happy).


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Queen Elizabeth can’t sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. – the ruling monarch can’t sit on a foreign throne, even if it’s fictional.


Hummingbirds offer some cool facts:

They’re the only bird that can fly backwards or hover and this is due to their wings flapping in a figure 8 pattern.

They eat by sticking out their tongues which is covered in barbs.

They often hitch rides on bigger birds for migration.

They build their nests using gossamer (spider webs) so that the nest will expand with the babies as they grow, they always lay 2 eggs at a time.

When they rest, they go into this catatonia called torpor which lowers their heart rate to less than a quarter of beats per minute as when they’re active so that they don’t starve to death while they sleep.

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Wombats poop in cubes.


Blue whales have the loudest voices in the animal kingdom, up to 180 dB. (Jet engine is this loud). They have been known to modulate their calls so as to not hurt the ears of divers. Mothers and calves have also been discovered “whispering” to each other to avoid attracting predators.

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There are more plastic flamingos in the world than real flamingos.


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Crows and Ravens can learn to imitate human speech.


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Squids have doughnut shaped brains!


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Nutella was invented during WWII, when hazelnuts were mixed into chocolate to extend chocolate rations.


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There are pink dolphins in the amazon river


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Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.


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You can hear a lion roar from up to 5 miles away.


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Before he became president, Abraham Lincoln was a wrestler.

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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