One father started telling his daughter very random yet very interesting facts before bedtime but her curiosity has outlasted his knowledge. So, desperate to keep his little one entertained, Redditor u/ExpiringFrog asked people to share tidbits of interesting things that could do the trick. His post quickly went viral, generating nearly 100k upvotes and over 20.5k comments, with cool facts about pretty much everything you could think of. From guinea pig owning laws in Switzerland to the time it takes a snowflake to reach the ground, I think it's safe to say that the father is covered with fun facts for kids and adults alike! The best part, however, is that you can enjoy these snippets even if you're not a little girl trying to fall asleep.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider's eggs. This means that tiny frogs are spider cats.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Win-win!

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You might say collecting weird facts don't really translate into anything useful. However, experts believe that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, just without the negative effects. And scrolling through posts filled with things to know might just prepare you for these competitions.

#2

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Maybe not mind-blowing, but sometimes dogs/wolves in movies need CGI tails if they’re supposed to be acting mean bc they’re so excited to be doing a good job acting that their tails can’t stop wagging.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I knew this but it's still one of my favourite facts ever and I'm so glad to read this here! :)

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"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning," John Kounios, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in applied cognitive and brain sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, told Healthline. "I think whenever you’re challenged with a trivia question and you happen to know the random fact, you get a rush. It's sort of like gambling."

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses In Switzerland, it's illegal to own just one guinea pig; if you have any, you have to have at least two. They get lonely!

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

Switzerland for the win

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Also, remembering these little pears of wisdom is easier if you're really passionate about the subject matter. "People really like to have some expertise on something and the brain is very good at focusing on things that you’re interested in," Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia, who focuses on neurotherapy, said.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Sea otters hold hands when they sleep and have a favorite rock to hold onto in a secret pouch.

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Silverfish_13
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2 years ago

Yeah, it's so cute! they do this so they don't float away from eachother

Emanuel Madalena
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2 years ago

*eachotter

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Jonathon Smith
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2 years ago

They can also be extremely cruel - kidnapping babies, sexually violent, drowning other creatures for no reason. They can be a real mixed bag, a bit like dolphins (or indeed humans).

Janine B.
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2 years ago

Oh no! Lots of facts I didn't want to know about those adorable little monsters.

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Frozengeckolover
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2 years ago

I also like the the fact that mama sea otters "fluff up" their babies fur, to make them float, while they go find food. So cute!

Luis Milian
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2 years ago

I want this to be my spirit animal...but I thing I relate more to the sloth

Clinton Yew
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2 years ago

I.................................c....an..............................re.....la......te....................

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varwenea
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2 years ago

Oh yes! It's the cutest to see out in the wild. They are so efficient using their favorite rock to crack open clams and seafoods for a meal. They also spend a lot of time cleaning their fur to allow for air bubbles which keep them warm.

Nerdiqueen
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2 years ago

the rock is to smash open clams to get food, but it's still adorable!

David Maziuk
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2 years ago

They also rape baby seals to death and kidnap other seal babies told for food ransom: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/animals-can-be-giant-jerks/

Cathy Carey
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2 years ago

The use the rock to break open oyster shells and such.

Cdickson
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2 years ago

The otters use the rocks as tools open kelp seeds.

debrina blackmoon
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2 years ago

and shellfish

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

This will never not be adorable.

Emily Ashcraft
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2 years ago

I do something like this too I w]have to hold onto a certain pillow to sleep

Meeow
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2 years ago

This is so cute!!!

dhrubo
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2 years ago

Awww, my heart!

J. Zingler
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2 years ago

Awww :D

Fred and George Weasley
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1 year ago

adorable! otters are the cutest

Boop
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1 year ago

Otters are so cute :D

Rosemarie Johnson
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2 years ago

Oh my!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Love this, and they are adorable !!!

Donna O
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2 years ago

They also lick their babies to fluff up their fur so that they can float while the adults go off in search of food, it's so cute!

Shawn Ruester
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2 years ago

The rocks for opening sea urchins.

Andrea Bernier Hall
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2 years ago

Humans: take note!

Carlos Benjamin
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2 years ago

It’s not a “favorite rock”. It is a tool they use for cracking shells.

Sue Clifford
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2 years ago

They are the sweetest creatures.

Sheila Harper
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2 years ago

lol the last thing they are is sweet ... for "fun" research their mating habits

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Louise Stange-Wahl
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2 years ago

Love them and they are so soft!

Susan L. Miller
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2 years ago

It's PEARLS of wisdom!

Vickie Dew
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2 years ago

Cute

Donna Baker
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2 years ago

Ah that is so precious, no matter what the reason.

Jennifer Crompton
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2 years ago

But where is their secret rock pouch?!?

Ana M
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2 years ago

beautiful!

NWB
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2 years ago

CUDDLE PARTY!!!!!

Sterrin Arnold
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2 years ago

I always tell my BF that he is my otter. He hold hands so we don't drift apart. :)

Susan Gardner
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2 years ago

The favorite rock part...

Robert Robi Z
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2 years ago

Just as I thought it couldn't get any cuter about sea otters

neighbor.no13
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2 years ago

So can they sleep alone? :P

R.s. Potter
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2 years ago

That is adorable.

jo_shortland
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2 years ago

Awwww

N S
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2 years ago

basically, a two-for-one deal for sharks

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

They live in symbiosis with kelp forests, which help protect them. Otters that live outside the beds have a hard time.

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Paige Garberding
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2 years ago

Precious and priceless. Humans should take a lesson but we're incapable of seeing beyond our own noses.

Kevin Findlay
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2 years ago

They also rape seal pups

Ringo Starkey
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2 years ago

Yes, I was going to say the same. They're assholes.

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Ian Smith
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2 years ago

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They're also rapists...

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"In typical people, my observation, not backed up by any research, is that their interest in trivia is confined to topics that they are generally interested in," Kounios added. "So if a person is very interested in history, then they may either seek out history trivia, or they might just naturally pick it up in the course of learning about nontrivial aspects of history."

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Oxford University in England is older than the Aztec empire.

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varwenea
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2 years ago

Did NOT expect this one. 🤯

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But being a killer at trivia games doesn't necessarily mean you're more educated. "Some people soak up facts," the professor said. "Plenty of people with a lot more education may not remember what they had for breakfast yesterday morning."

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

That makes sense, never thought about it before though.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Dogs can tell when you're coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

cat can do it too... actually, when I still travel to schol by train,she Even start waking me up just a few minutes before my phone start to ring, also know, that on Tuesday I traveled the later rain because I start at schol by noon, and also know in which train that dayI would came back and waiting at the window to see me walking home.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cows have "best friends" and get stressed when separated.

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 years ago

I have a mare. She never have 'best' friend, but in the last stable, there was another mare, Angelika. My Sarah and Anelika become really good friend, Angelika always waiting for Sarah at the ener to pasture when I took her away to work or for a walk etc. ... Unfortunately, Angelika died this Febuary, she propably fell and broke her neck... My Sarah was so sad for several days, she start weaving at the pasture and after that she dont found another horse friend like Angelika :'(

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Humans are bioluminescent and glow in the dark, but the light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.

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varwenea
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2 years ago

I feel very vulnerable to aliens now.

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The Lichtenstein army went to battle in 1866, during the Austro-Prussian War with 80 soldiers and came back with 81. They befriended an Austria man along the way and he joined them.

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chi-wei shen
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2 years ago

This was not World War 1 but the war between Austria , Prussia, and Italy in 1866.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!

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AloofFox
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2 years ago

*splutters*

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Tigers have striped skin

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Rissie
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2 years ago

I thought at first glance this was some kind of grain field. But better, actual tiger stripes!

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

do they have extra muscles down there to help them achieve this?

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses The name for the Arctic comes from the ancient Greek word for bear - arktos. Named after one of the constellations Ursa Major (Big Bear) or Ursa Minor (Little Bear), but there are bears living there too. So basically, the Arctic is called 'Bear', and the Antarctic is called 'Not Bear'

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The Cute Cat
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2 years ago

So, Arctic Bear equals Bear Bear?? Lol

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#15

Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

Unicorns, kilts, bagpipes, Nessie...Scotland does not do boring.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cows get excited when they solve puzzles.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago (edited)

Awww. That makes me so happy for some reason!

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#17

If you choose to not have children, you’re the first person in your direct line of ancestry to make this choice since the first organism to exist on Earth, about 4 billion years ago.

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furrybumkins
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2 years ago

Well then, good. End the stupidity.

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#18

From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn't made one complete revolution around the sun.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

Poor Pluto :,(

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#19

Adwaita, a giant tortoise who died in 2006, was born before the United States existed in 1750.

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Katrė
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2 years ago

And he still died because of a wound (thanks, Wikipedia). Who knows how much longer he would have lived.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses When a bee is chosen to be the new queen, they are given a special type of honey that completely changes their bodies. Kind of like how a Pokémon evolves.

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Alex Bailey
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2 years ago

I have no idea how pokemon works.

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#21

When a cat walks towards you with its tail up that means it likes you and is excited to see you.

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kasa alex
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2 years ago

Yes! My old cranky cat from childhood did like me! I have vivid memories of him running across the yard, his big belly swaying, tail in the air, ready to headbutt me

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses A day on Venus takes longer to complete Than a year on Venus.. how? It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis, than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Gives a new meaning to 'it's been a very long day'.

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#23

There were wooly mammoths on the planet when the Pyramids were being built.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

If only they made a pyramid especially for a mammoth...

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Bees tell their friends about good nearby flowers by dancing.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

They also raise one leg to warn you off if you get too close. I read about it and then checked it out with a few bees in my garden and they really do. It's cute.

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#25

Before 1914 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

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IzzieM
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2 years ago

Would they be boxed up? Or could you put the stamp on their forehead? I have so many questions.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Lobsters were considered disgusting and low-class food, to the point that feeding them to prisoners too often was considered cruel and unusual punishment. Also, they're basically just big sea roaches.

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Hans
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2 years ago

Food taboos are an odd thing. In Western countries, most people are disgusted by the thought of eating insects yet devour prawn. Rather odd...

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#27

The frequency of a cat's purr has been shown to improve bone density and strength.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Cat's purr heals everything around it. It's one of my favourite sounds in the world, especially if you put your ear right on the cat's head. (Even worth the scratch that sometimes follows.) I know that sick/injured cats purr to heal themselves so it definitely must be true.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Pufferfish are full of water....not air.

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A B C
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2 years ago

That's the fanciest watering can you'll ever see! ;)

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#29

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

So... strawfruit and bananaberry?

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#30

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

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Neon Petra
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2 years ago

Must be pretty bored.

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#31

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses There's an island in Japan populated by fluffy bunnies!!

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varwenea
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2 years ago

There's one with feral cats too.

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#32

The Moon’s diameter is 400 times smaller than the Sun’s. However, the Sun is 400 times further away. This is why we can have both solar and lunar total eclipses.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Wow! Makes complete sense but for some reason, I never realized this.

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Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses There is a bank in Italy that trades entirely in parmesan cheese.

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Giorgio Filardi
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2 years ago

Not true, IT only accepts parmesan as garantee

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#34

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses The pyramids were ancient when Cleopatra was around.

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chi-wei shen
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2 years ago

There is actually a bigger time gap between the first pyramids and Cleopatra than between Cleopatra and today.

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#35

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Cashews come from a fruit.

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Kristy P
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2 years ago

You cannot buy cashews with their shells because the outer parts can cause a rash like poison ivy. To protect consumers, they take them out of the shell before sale.

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#36

Sharks predate trees.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Sharks are awesome! My favourite animal when I was little. I still use this fact whenever there's the "say two truths and a lie about yourself" game.

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#37

A blue whale's heart is as big as a Volkswagen beetle.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

But does it have a slot for a flower vase?

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#38

Father Asks Strangers To Suggest Interesting Facts He Could Tell His Daughter, Gets 40 Responses Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

I'm not very good at it either.

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#39

Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks.

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Becky Samuel
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2 years ago

Sea otters, not river otters.

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#40

There is the term „rubberducking“ which is used by programmers to help them find mistakes. They explain their problem to a rubber duck and by doing so often find a solution.

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Hans
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2 years ago

In fact, code reviews, i.e. manually checkling code (line by line) in a small group of people is oftentimes more effective than sophisticated testing techniques.

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