Brain Food

Learning is the most important job kids have. It's something you can do each day, since there is always more to know! To help feed your hunger for knowledge, stock up on some Kids Corner Brain Food ... fun facts from everywhere! These little nuggets of knowledge will help your brain grow, and who knows... you may even stump your parents! 

 

Brain Food is made possible with support from Agora Cyber Charter School


  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale, The tongue of a blue whale weighs about 8,000 pounds. That's more than a female elephant - although the male elephant would weigh slightly more - between 12,000-14,000 pounds! 

  • An adult panda can spend up to 12 hours a day eating, and in order to fulfill their dietary needs, they need to eat at least 28 pounds of bamboo.

  • There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name ... the letter Q

  • Peanuts aren’t technically nuts. They’re legumes. According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.” That means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.

  • The longest word, which is a chemical compound, is 189,819 letters long. We won’t spell it out (though you can read it here), but the full name for the protein nicknamed titin would take three and a half hours to say out loud.

  • Cats' noses are as unique as human fingerprints. They each have a unique pattern of bumps and ridges on their nose pad, and no two kitty's noses are alike.