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15 Random Facts For Children That Will Blow Their Minds (& Yours!)

I am a huge sucker for useless, but totally awesome random facts. There is SO much to learn about the human body and the world in general. Kids love to soak up knowledge and the weirder the better. They tend to hold on to the weird — I know I do.

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to grow a fingernail or what muscle is the most strong in your body? Stuff you never really knew you wanted to know, right? But now you’re dying to find out the answer — I can tell! Drop these fact bombs on your kids and have learn and be totally interested in the awesome uselessness (and make yourself seem like the smartest parent ever).

Click through to read 15 interesting facts about children and blow your kids mind (and yours too)!


  • Age a Kid Uses Microwave 1 of 15
    Age a Kid Uses Microwave
    "The average age children begin to use a microwave is seven." - Facts About Children
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Questions a 4-year-old Asks 2 of 15
    Questions a 4-year-old Asks
    "On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day." - Facts About Children
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Old School Uniforms 3 of 15
    Old School Uniforms
    "Both boys and girls in 1600s England and New England wore dresses until they were about seven years old." - Facts About Children
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Accident Prone 4 of 15
    Accident Prone
    "Children under the age of six are at the greatest risk for crushing or burning injuries of the hand." - Facts About Children
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Eyes, Nose & Ears 5 of 15
    Eyes, Nose & Ears
    "Human eyes are the same from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing." - Fun Interesting Facts
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Hair on our Head 6 of 15
    Hair on our Head
    "Our hair on head grows at a rate of 0.35 millimentes per day and our nails normally grow at a rate of 0.1 mm per day. It will take about 3 months to replace an entire fingernail." - Fun Interesting Facts
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • How Much Spit You Make 7 of 15
    How Much Spit You Make
    "In your whole life, your mouth will make about 10,000 gallons of spit. That's enough to fill a giant swimming pool." - Baby Center
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Muscles to Walk 8 of 15
    Muscles to Walk
    "Every time you take a step you're using 54 muscles." - Baby Center
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Blinking Per Year 9 of 15
    Blinking Per Year
    "Your eyes blink about 4 million times a year." - Baby Center
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Dust is What? 10 of 15
    Dust is What?
    "Every day a little bit of your skin dries up and falls off, becoming dust. Around 70 percent of house dust is dead skin. You're always growing new skin to replace it." - Baby Center
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Bones In Your Fingers 11 of 15
    Bones In Your Fingers
    "Each of your hands has 14 finger bones." - Baby Center
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Bigger IQ 12 of 15
    Bigger IQ
    "The smarter you are, the more you dream" - BSN Program
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Emotional Tears 13 of 15
    Emotional Tears
    "Only humans shed emotional tears: Every other animal that produces tears has a physiological reason for doing so." - BSN Program
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Strongest Muscle 14 of 15
    Strongest Muscle
    "Compared to its size, the tongue is the strongest muscle." - BSN Program
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Fastest Growing Nail 15 of 15
    Fastest Growing Nail
    "The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. And the nail on the middle finger of your dominant hand will grow the fastest of all." - BSN Program
    Photo Credit: Photostock

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