Weird but True Facts for Kids: Fun Facts on Australian Animals

1. Many believe that the kangaroo and emu were chosen to appear on the Australian coat of arms because both animals are reluctant to take a backward step. They represent a nation moving forward [1]. 2. Kangaroos are left-handed. A 2015 study found that kangaroos prefer to us their left hands for everyday tasks including grooming …

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The Abraham Lincoln Burial Site

While researching the Abraham Lincoln burial site for this post, the first in our ‘Weird Facts: US Presidents’ series, we were astonished by the multiple exhumations and inspections of Abraham Lincoln’s remains subsequent to his burial service in Springfield, Illinois. As the information we gathered seemed to be macabre and exaggerated, we consulted several sources …

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Mrs Thatcher Didn’t Believe She Would Ever Be Prime Minister

“I don’t think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.” This was the belief expressed by the soon-to-be Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, during a BBC interview aired on March 7th, 1973. When pressed on whether she would like to be Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher added: “My goodness me, it’s a pretty penetrating …

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Don’t Mention War!

On February 19th, 2002, during the first stop of his Asian visit, President George W. Bush addressed The Japanese Diet. He appeared to have forgotten World War II when he made the following remarks: “My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a …

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Thomas Blood and the Crown Jewels

The story of Thomas Blood and the crown jewels almost beggars belief. Irish born Blood attempted to commit one of the most audacious crimes in British History – the theft of the Crown Jewels of England. Lieutenant Blood, Captain Blood or Colonel Blood? Thomas Blood was a reprobate – a self-serving good-for-nothing. During the First …

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