Here are some fun and interesting facts about our world and our great God who created it! Check back often to see what fun and interesting facts we have added to this page. If you have a fun fact about God’s world that you want to share with us, you can go to the contact page and send it to us ... maybe we will add it to this page for others to see.
"Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."-Psalm 150:6
Ants are one of the smallest of God’s creatures but they are also one of the strongest and fastest. One leaf cutter ant can carry 50 times its own weight! Ants can work together to carry even more! In fact, ants work and live together in a colony of thousands of ants. In 2000, the largest ant colony was found in South America and it had billions of worker ants! For more fun facts, check out Kids Answers at answersingenesis.org.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and a very wise man that read the Bible every day. Did you also know that he was a homeschooler, a pro wrestler inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, a self-educated lawyer who successfully passed the bar examination even without a law degree, an inventor with a patent and an animal lover?
A Time for War
The shortest war in history lasted for just 38 minutes. The longest war lasted for 774 years.
Did you know that peanuts are not really nuts? They are legumes which is a bean. Peanuts are used in thousands of products around the world … products like chili sauce, candy, potato chips, vitamins, lip gloss, sunscreen, wood stains and even some dynamite. Most people think that the American George Washington Carver invented the most popular peanut product of all time … peanut butter. And while Carver did invent over 300 peanut products in the early 1900’s, he did not invent peanut butter. Instead, Marcellus Gilmore Edson, a Canadian, was the inventor of peanut butter back in the 1890’s. Edson used roasted peanuts. Soon after this, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the American who created Kellogg’s cereal, developed a method to make peanut butter from raw peanuts. Today, the average American eats 6 pounds of peanuts every year … in various forms. Do you like peanuts? What is your favorite way to eat them?
It took Nehemiah and the people only 52 days to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. The builders were the people who lived there … normally they were mothers, fathers, school children , school teachers, storekeepers, lawyers, doctors, etc…. not wall builders or soldiers. Yet these people rebuilt this massive stone wall by God’s command and by His strength! For more of the story read Nehemiah 1:1-7:73. You can also watch this short YouTube Video
You Got Mail
How many of you like to get letters and packages in the mail? What is the best thing you have ever gotten in the mail? What was the strangest thing? Did you know that before the year 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s house through the post office? You can’t legally do that now but you can send some other unusual things like … a pillow, a potato, a diaper, a piñata, a hula hoop, a Frisbee, a box of candy and a coconut. None of these things even need a box … just an address and stamps. Crazy, huh? Did you know that the best and perhaps most unusual letter was sent thousands of years ago? This letter has been translated into almost 700 different languages so people all over the world can read it. It is a long letter that is made up of 66 books and it is full of the Father’s love, wisdom and instruction. I am talking about the Bible … God’s letter to you. Have you read it yet? A good place to start reading is in the book of Matthew and going on through the books of Mark, Luke and John. Here you will get to read all about God’s special gift to you … His son Jesus. Why don’t you start reading today?
You can cut a pizza into 8 pieces with only 3 cuts. Do you know how? I have never done it myself … ha ha. Let me know if you try it.
Money, Money, Money
Do you have a piggy bank full of coins? Or maybe a sock full of dollar bills and coins? What about a jar full of salt? Whaaat …. salt? Believe it or not, salt is one of the world’s oldest forms of currency. In fact, our word “salary” comes from an old Latin word that refers to the way Roman soldiers bought and used salt for money. Throughout history, people have also used other valuable things as forms of money … things which might seem really odd to us. On an island in the South Atlantic, potatoes were used as money. In Mexico and Central America, cacao (chocolate beans) were used. In Italy they used Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as money and as bank collateral. In the USA today, gold is used to back money … not cheese. Funny, huh? I like cheese … how about you?
Snails can sleep a really loooong time. If the weather is too dry or too cold, they can sleep as long as three years. How long do you sleep?