fun blue whale facts
The heart of an adult blue whale is about the size of an adult cow and weighs about 1000 pounds (about 450 kg) The aorta, a major blood vessel for the heart, is big enough for a human child to crawl through.
fun dolphin facts
Dolphins sleep with one eye open and the other eye closed.
fun octopus facts
Octopuses have three hearts
fun bat facts
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
fun shark facts
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
fun giraffe facts
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
fun ostrich facts
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
fun elephant facts
The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump
fun squid facts
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
fun Antarctica facts
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
fun rat facts
Rats and horses can't vomit.
fun Kangaroo facts
Kangaroos cannot walk backwards
fun Mars facts
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is sometimes called the 'Red Planet' because of its red soil. The soil on Mars is red because it contains iron oxide (rust).
fun Saturn facts
Saturn is the sixth planet from our Sun. It is called the 'jewel of the solar system' because of its beautiful rings. It is the second largest planet in our solar system.
fun Jupiter facts
Jupiter is the fifth planet from our Sun. It is named for the king of ancient Roman gods. It is the biggest planet in our solar system. More than 1,300 Earths could fit inside.
fun Mercury facts
Mercury is the closest planet to our Sun. It is named for the ancient Roman god of trade and profit. Legend says Mercury's winged sandals gave him super speed. Mercury the planet is super fast, too. It zips around the Sun every 88 days - faster than any other planet. No wonder it got its name from the quickest of the ancient gods.
fun solar system facts
Our solar system is made up of a star - the Sun - eight planets, 146 moons, a bunch of comets, asteroids and space rocks, ice and several dwarf planets, such as Pluto.
fun moon facts
Moons orbit planets. Right now, Jupiter has the most named moons - 50. Mercury and Venus don't have any moons. Earth has one. It is the brightest object in our night sky. The Sun, of course, is the brightest object in our daytime sky. It lights up the moon, planets, comets and asteroids, too.
fun Sun facts
The amount of Sun's energy strikes Our earth’s surface in two hours can meet our worldwide energy consumption for one year if it is fully harvested (currently we are harvesting less than 0.1% of solar energy that reaches Earth