The tales, stories and interesting stuff our parents would tell us before falling asleep when we were little still have a special place in our hearts. But fast forward to today, and the same duty applies to you; and coming up with the next big “Did you know that?” to put a smile on your kid’s face, bedtime after bedtime, hasn't been easy.

One dad has seriously run out of his “interesting fact” supplies to tell his 6 and 8-year-old. McKay Coppins, a writer and author with 157.9K followers on Twitter, has recently turned to strangers online for some help. “Having now exhausted my own supply of memorized trivia as well as several random lists on the internet, I’m taking suggestions below,” McKay tweeted in a viral thread below.

Let’s see some of the best suggestions and you may as well get your notebook ready!

Image credits: mckaycoppins

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Giovanna
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3 months ago

This is cool!!

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Friday
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3 months ago

That tree is simply gorgeous!

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BG
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3 months ago

And Betty White was four years old when they were born. Betty White is older than sliced bread.

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There’s nothing quite like bedtime, the time that bonds parents and their little children through small, beautiful rituals like telling stories. Scientists agree that bedtime routines are largely composed of relational work that helps children grow their ability to communicate with others.

Bedtime activities can vary from reflecting on the day and things your child has learned, discussing dreams and wishes, or simply sharing a couple of interesting facts about the world that will spark a kid's imagination. On the other hand, it’s better not to touch upon sensitive and hard subjects, like goals for the future and negative things that may be hard on thoughts and prevent them from falling asleep.

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Chris Longski
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3 months ago

Winner winner chicken dinner !

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Taibhse Sealgair
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3 months ago

The problem with comments about the net worth of someone like Bezos is they imply he has that just sitting around in cash. He doesn't. He net worth include (mostly) all of the fixed assets of the company he owns. So, yeah, if he were to shut down Amazon, sell off all the property, inventory, aircraft, etc., then he'd have money to give away.

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Petra, princess of Brigid
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3 months ago

Ooh that's rad.

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When you think about it, the earlier bedtime rituals your family observes, the better your child’s ability to sleep will be. So what do you do when your child refuses to go to sleep? If your child is still awake past his bedtime, start by checking in with him. This will not only help you decide when it’s time to approach him about bedtime, it will give you a chance to practice the bedtime conversation.

Reflect on your child’s sleep issues to get to the root of the issue. Consider how his behavior might be related to his environment. Or maybe it’s just a phase. Then, brushing your teeth and putting on pajamas is another important step in getting ready for bedtime.

Giving your child a last drink of water and fixing their blankets is another step in establishing yourself as a caregiver. Most importantly, give them a good hug and never underestimate the power of telling them how much you love them. These are the things all of us would be happy to fall asleep with.

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Now he looks like he's ready to party

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Lila Launehase
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3 months ago

o.O wow.

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

I do the same thing when my wife makes me carry all the luggage to the truck and I think I can carry it in one shot.

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François Bouzigues
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3 months ago

This is movie material

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Xylle Flora
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3 months ago

And people keep them as pets to defeat drowned and elder guardians

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Chich
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3 months ago

This is the kind of info that kids love!

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Iggy
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3 months ago

The Knights Who Say Ni would be very pleased with that shrubbery.

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Steve Barnett
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3 months ago (edited)

Without googling, but I believe that crows have the mental capacity of a three-year old child. Okay, that doesn't sound complimentary, but it's the complete opposite; they have the capacity for problem solving, etc. I was fortunate once to witness a Crow's court.

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Eslamala
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3 months ago (edited)

The last sentence 🤣🤣🤣

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AutisticPat
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3 months ago

Linus from Peanuts: “Some of those old wives were pretty sharp!”

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Iggy
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3 months ago

That's so cute!

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WildHoneyPie
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3 months ago

The bear, a real life Chewy?!

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Just An Avocado
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3 months ago

Well now I wanna mail a coconut just for the hell of it

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

I have a brother sister pair just like that. No one believes they are brother sister either.

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 months ago

Shell sort.

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Vanessa Richardson
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3 months ago

Can’t corner worth beans😂😂

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Petra, princess of Brigid
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3 months ago

Aaaaaaw that's so cute, I can just imagine that!

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LGI
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3 months ago

During WWII the BBC would start broadcasts with Bethovens 5th, knowing it was moorse code for V. This was a great morale boost for the British and allied forces.

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Susan Green
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3 months ago

I love dogs eyebrows! I mean who doesn’t?

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TheBoredPanda
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3 months ago

They can also smash the crap out of your fingers and break aquarium glass.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

I used to do the same at school!😅😅😅

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wenchie
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3 months ago

Technically true, but they do have a hard beak. As long as they can fit their beak through the tight space, they can squeeze the rest of their body through as well.

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Yettichild
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3 months ago

The holes for their ears are offset as well, this is so they can detect the tiny difference in time sound takes to strike each ear, allowing them to triangulate the source of the sound and capture prey even in pitch black conditions.

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cassiushumanmother
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3 months ago

Yep, recently i found this hilarious guy videos on YT on languages and he made one about "how fruits got their names". - "English, this is first one:" - "we re gonna call that a blackberry!" - "but this not a berry and not really black?" - "blackberry!". Second one, still not a berry "strawberry, because i like straws" - "English this is a berry OK, you want to call it a yellowberry?" "NOOO, blbbllbl BANANA, let's call this a banana". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoQx6px4nSg I'm french and he's really good at roasting french and spanish nonsense too, very funny.

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Vanessa Richardson
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3 months ago

Crows = a Murder

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Chris Longski
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3 months ago

Brown Tree Snakes killed off most birds on Guam. The are indigenous to Australia and Indonesia. Then they hitchhiked to Hawaii via ships and US military transport aircraft. Yuge problem there...

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Chris Longski
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3 months ago

Funny -- cool morning here right now and I have the front door open. Neighbor's cat came onto the porch and my guy meowed at him. I heard it. They're out there now...

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Pascale Pierloot
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3 months ago

He must have had it in for her, haha.

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Chich
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3 months ago

Their blood is blue due to it having copper rather than iron. It is also collected for medical purposes and is very expensive. They take care not to harm them during collection, sort of like blood donations.

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Imagine they picked the same symbol

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Mohammad Ammar
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3 months ago

Now estimate the timespan between the T-rex and Cleopatra. That'll cover your kids pandemic math gap ;)

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Piet Puk
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3 months ago (edited)

But the syntax usually has a similair structure, unlike spoken languages.

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Jim Markham
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3 months ago

Abstemious?

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Peter Bear
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3 months ago

ROUS; they do exist.

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