Kids are interested in everything…provided it’s, well, interesting. They love learning new things, and the weirder, wilder, or harder to believe, the better.

The next time you want to wow your kid with your vast knowledge of the universe (or at least try to convince them you know at least as much as Alexa), try whipping out one of these 14 totally crazy-but-real facts.

14. Further proof that the Scots are magic.

View this post on Instagram

Happiest Unicorn Birthday! #unicorncake #unicorn #quarantine

A post shared by Petite M (@petitemcakery) on

The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

13. This would drive me absolutely bonkers.

The longest recorded case of someone having the hiccups was 68 years!

12. Go ahead and Google how it works. We all want to.

View this post on Instagram

Platypus are very cute actually 😱 Follow @just.cutepets for more Cuteness. #platypus #platypustattoo #babyplatypus #babyplatypuses #platypuslover #platypuslover #platypusclub #cuteplatypus #platypusworld #cutepets #justcutepets #justcutes_pets

A post shared by Just Cute Pets (@just.cutepets) on

Platypus don’t have stomachs.

11. My brain won’t even wrap around this.

Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue.

10. This is going to give me nightmares.

View this post on Instagram

#termites #termitenest

A post shared by Shrimir Gowda (@shrimirgowda) on

Termites in Australia by mass weigh more than humans on earth.

9. There need to be more of them if you ask me.

There are pink dolphins in the Amazon river.

8. This makes sense, but I’ve never really thought about it.

View this post on Instagram

Feel like you're constantly holding in sneezes this time of year? ✋ We feel you. One way to help is to make sure your car's cabin air filter doesn't need replacing! An old filter can let pollen, dust, mold spores, and other nasties into your car. We can help you check it and replace it if needed! . Until then, we'll just say it in advance… Bless you! . . #allergyseason #allergies #pollen #dust #achoo #sneeze #blessyou #dirtyair #pollution #airfilter #cleanair #autoservice #ExpressOil

A post shared by Express Oil & Tire Engineers (@expressoil) on

You can’t sneeze while you’re asleep.

7. There’s something I don’t need to see in person.

It’s debated what the largest flower on Earth is, but the two leading contenders Amorphophallus titanum, (Titan arum) and the rafflesia, both smell like rotting meat.

This vile smell is used to attract flies and other insects that act as pollinators.

6. My mind is struggling with this one.

View this post on Instagram

🚀 Follow us: @astronomhub 🔭⠀ Which one is your favourite?⠀ ⠀ The Sun contains 99.86 percent of the Solar System's known mass, with Jupiter and Saturn making up most of the rest. The small inner planets which include Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up a very small percentage of the Solar System's mass. The Solar System includes the Sun and all the objects that orbit around it due to its gravity. Please send DM for credit.

A post shared by Astronomy Hub (@astronomhub) on

All of the other planets can fit in the space between the Earth and the Moon.

5. Well isn’t that a fancy trick.

Hippos excrete a red liquid that acts like a natural sunscreen.

4. Now that’s a party trick.

View this post on Instagram

One of my goals this year is to improve my underwater photography and the first step is just to get underwater more often and practice! I’ve been making the most of the beautiful weather we’ve had up here and getting out at Noosa. We’ve been so lucky to encounter heaps of turtles 🐢🤗 . . . . #gubbigubbiland #turtles #practice #thisisqld #qldtourism #sunshinecoast #nikon #sunrise #surfsup #surfers #surfing #freediving #girlswhofreedive #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #optoutside #stayhome #vibetocreate #creative #womenwhophotograph #wild #photographer #conservation #nikonglobal

A post shared by Rebecca Griffiths (@rebeccagriffiths_photography) on

Turtles can breath through their butts.

3. Further proof that they are not natural.

Scorpions can hold their breath for 6 days.

2. Uhhhhhhhhhh make it stop.

View this post on Instagram

More Spinosaurus adventures..

A post shared by Simon (@simontakespictures) on

If you were 66 million light years away from Earth and had a telescope that could see Earth, you could still see the dinosaurs.

1. That sounds about right.

Green land sharks have a large amount of blubber around their necks because when they mate they bite each other violently.

I don’t know about you, but I learned a thing or two?

Tell us in the comments which of these truths surprised you the most!