Have your kids ever asked you a question that you don’t know the answer to? And if they did, you can bet it wasn’t about mathematics or history, but something only a child would wonder about, like: how much does a cloud weigh?
An article on the LifeHacker website offers some scientific (meaning: accurate) answers to off-the-wall questions that kids have posed to parents over the years. Some of them are pretty interesting to adults, too. For example:
How much does a cloud weigh? (A cloud can weigh over a million pounds.)
What color is a polar bear’s skin? (Black. And its white fur is hollow and transparent.)
Do snails have teeth? (Yes; they literally have thousands of them.)
Why don’t cats like candy? (They can’t taste anything sweet.)
Other interesting facts: A shrimp’s heart is in its head. Human teeth are as strong as shark’s teeth. Octopuses have blue blood. A bolt of lightning can be five times hotter than the surface of the sun. There are more than one million ants for every human on Earth.
You can share with kids and pre-empt some of their questions. Or just keep these in mind in case they ask.