Did You Know?

Interesting Fun Facts and Figures

Knowledge is power. Learning new things every day help us grow in many ways. Irrespective of the new aspects we learn, there is massive amount that is left to learn.

Known things and its unknown facts are the concept of this page. We bring you a lot of interesting, funny, shocking and very surprising facts from different segments.

You may be aware about the functions of the eyes, but there are plenty of hidden facts.

We live in earth, but earth is the only planet in the solar system that is not named after a god! Ever thought about this fact? Surprising right!

From language, animals, climate, geography, science, plants, daily habits, social elements, education, children, we cover a wide range of categories to provide the unknown or lesser known facts! Get your daily dose of surprise and add a little boost to your knowledge by visiting our Did You Know Facts!

These tiny bites of Did You Know Facts are a simple step to educate you and your children, a bit extra about what you already aware. At Kids Corner, we would like to educate the readers to learn something new every day! Of course, excessive knowledge cost you nothing.

Vanilla

Did you know, 80 percent of vanilla flavored food (of course, the ice cream and essence) we use is made artificially, because natural vanilla beans are very expensive.

Kangaroo

Did you know, Kangaroo can’t walk backwards!

Potato

Did you know, potato, the delicious and favorite veggie of children is the staple food in many countries and is the most cultivated vegetable across the globe.

Lighter

Did you know; the lighter was invented long back before the match box and match sticks are invented.

Problem

When you can solve a problem, why should you worry? When you cannot solve a problem, just ignore and donÂ’t worry.

Lipsticks

Lipsticks arenÂ’t vegan cosmetics! More than 95 percent of lipsticks contain fish scales!

Venus

Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise, whereas all other planets rotate anti-clock wise.

Rabbits and Parrots

Did you know; rabbits and parrots can see what is behind without turning their heads.

Volcanoes

Did you know; Australia is the only continent in the world that has no volcanoes.

Hands and Feet Bones

Hands and feet have more than half of the bones in the human body.

Honey

Did you know; there is no expiry date to honey! The edible food remains good forever until used otherwise, like using a wet spoon!

Dolphin Names

Did you know; just like us, Dolphins have unique names. What could be their language?! The study is published in the National Academy of Sciences Proceedings.

Dogs Nose Prints

Just like humans finger prints, Dogs nose prints are unique and it can be used to identify the identity of dogs.

Apple Floats on Water

Have you ever put an apple into the water and noticed the apple float? Yes, apple floats on water! It is because apples are made of 25 percent air!

The Number 4

The number four – 4 is the only number that has the same number of alphabets/ letters.

The Eye Power

The human eye has the ability to identify and differentiate over 10 million colours.

Albert EinsteinÂ’s Eyes

Did you know; Albert EinsteinÂ’s eyes are preserved in a safe in New York.

Names Empower Us!

Did you know our names empower us? Yes, our names carry a power and it will impact us and our behavior.

Goosy Security

The goosy security! – Geese are used as a security guard in a prison in Brazil! How cool is that?

Cosmos Atrosanguineus

Have you heard about a chocolate flower? A flower named Cosmos Atrosanguineus carry the aroma of a chocolate. Obviously it appears in brown colour!

Inhale

Did you know; you canÂ’t talk when you inhale. When you speak you wonÂ’t be able to inhale. Giving a try?

NatureÂ’s Philosophers

Do you know who are called the ‘Nature’s Philosophers?’

SCIENTISTS. The term scientists coined in the year 1833.

Blue Color

Blue is a favourite colour of millions of men, yes it is surprising. The sky is blue, sea is blue and many love this colour. But did you know that there is no natural food available in this colour.

This may be because; the blue colour in food is closely linked with poisonous food. When the food turns blue it is believed that the food turned poisonous.

Weight of the Brain

Did you know the weight of the brain? It weighs lesser than 2 percent of the body weight. Surprisingly, it consumes 30 percent of oxygen we breathe and around 20 percent of blood supplied in our body. Lack of energy reduces your brain function as it reduces oxygen supply to brain. Deep breathing for a couple of minutes improves oxygen and blood supply to brain.

Did you know a solid can float in liquid!!

Yes it is true! Ice floats in water. Example – Glaciers – ice floating on oceans or simply the ice cubes floating in a glass of water or juice! A solid should only sink in liquid due to its huge density. Why solid ice float in water? Because, even though ice is solid, the density of ice is lesser than water. The solid form of water (Ice) is 9 to 10 percent lesser denser than its liquid form.

Heart Beat

Contraction and expansion of heart muscles is termed as HEART BEAT. Heart beats around 72 times a minute averagely. In infants it would double and in elderly, heart beats around 100 times a minute. Heart beats are faster in women than men. The heart beats from the moment you born until you die, without any rest. You would die if the heart takes rest even for a second!!!

Solar System

We knew that solar system has nine planets, but did you know a surprising fact about our planet – EARTH?

Our planet EARTH is the only planet that is not named after a GOD! Every other planet in the solar system represents a GOD.

Sun, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus.

Left Handed

Did you know around 15 percentage in the world population are left handed. They are controlled by right side of the brain. Left-handers were cursed as SINISTER in the ancient period, associated with bad luck and considered unfavourable.

Rabbit and Parrot

Many of us knew Owl can rotate its head 270 degrees to see behind. There is another bird and animal that can see behind without moving the head?

RABBIT and PARROT

Longest Word in English

Do you know how many letters does the longest word in English contain? 15? 20? 50? 100? 500? NO.

It has 1909 letters and the word refers to a very special DNA type / part of DNA.

Chew, chew and chew your food!

You may not know how delicious your food is unless it is mixed with saliva! Salivary glands include the taste buds and help you identify the taste! You chew it more, you enjoy the delicious foods!

Powerful Women Penguins and Pity Men Penguins

This is an interesting fact about penguins. The beautiful birds live in polar region. Penguins are unique from other birds and even mammals. Penguins breed in group. It is only male penguinsÂ’ takes care of the eggs during the incubation.

Female penguins will go on aboard to hunt for food in the sea. It will take days, and weeks and even months to return to their place. Until the women counterpart return with food, the loveable male partners preserve the eggs until they hatch. Most of the male penguins die soon after the return of female counterpart as they starve for months to incubate baby.

Also, every woman penguin will indentify her partner in the group of 1000 penguins without any difficulty.

Mia!!!!!

Mia refers to a group of conditions characterized by sense of smelling.

Anosmia – Inability to smell anything – Nose block, chronic cold, etc

Hyposmia – reduced ability to smell / indentify things rightly with their smell

Dysosmia – Things carry different smells than the relevant smell

Hyperosmia – Excessive sense of smelling – DOGS!

Phantosmia – Hallucinated smelling – You detect smells that aren’t really present.

Human DNA has a great resemblance with a fruit?

The human beings are all unique in this world in many aspects, which very lesser amount of resemblances. Do you know Human DNA has a great resemblance with a fruit?

Yes! It is a healthy fruit provides instant energy. It is kid-friendly fruit!

It is BANANA... The DNA of Banana is 50 percent similar to DNA of a human being. Interesting isnÂ’t it?

Human Brain

Brain is a jelly like organ composed of 80 percent of water. The human brain is more powerful and active at night than a day. It can hold as much as information that is equal to 5 Britannica Encyclopedia. An average individual uses no more than 5 percent of the human brain in the entire life. Similarly, the person who dreams a lot tends to have a higher IQ.

The brain controls your vision. Yes, your eyes can always see your nose, however, your brains direct your vision to ignore it.

 

 

Unique Impressions

Everyone is unique and nobody resembles other in the world. IÂ’m saying in a different context!

We all knew that our finger prints, especially the thumb prints are unique and nobody share a similar print. Just like finger prints, we do have unique impressions in our body which remains completely UNIQUE.

What are others?

Tongue prints – Tongue which has taste buds has unique prints and patterns

Toe Prints - Similar to finger prints, toes are different too!

Eyes – The invisible prints and patterns in the eyes varies with everyone.

Hug

A hug releases the hormone called Oxytocin, which makes you feel relaxed, heal the physical and mental wounds, and soothes your body and mind. It is an easy and simple way to pacify your kid.

Give a warm hug to your near and dear ones to stay happy and healthy.

Amazing fact about Zebra stripes!

Zebra is a wild animal, a carnivorous, but belongs to the horse family, an herbivorous animal, eats grass! We all knew that zebra is distinguished for its beautiful black and white stripes in their body. Here is an unknown and amazing fact about Zebra stripes!

Zebra stripe patterns are totally unique and just like finger prints, no zebra carries similar stripes with other. Every zebra has its own unique pattern of stripes although it resembles one another. There are zebras with brown and white stripes instead of black stripes.

Chewing gum is good for health!

Chewing gum at regular intervals improves oral health and hygiene. It stimulates the saliva secretion and flow in mouth, reduces plaque, removes off debris, enhances the strength of teeth and prevents cavities.

Remember to chew sugar free gums!

Next time if you see your child chewing gum, donÂ’t panic.

Giraffe's tongue

With its 21-inch tongue, a giraffe can clean its own ears.