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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!