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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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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