I think it's safe to say that we are all a little bit weird... some of us weirder than others! Am I right? Here’s a very weird, but completely true fact... 99% of people can’t lick their elbows — but 90% of people who read this will try!
As a matter of fact, when I read that to my daughter, son, and my son's girlfriend... all 3 of them tried - and failed! That is one of the reasons why I love the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! books so much. These books make kids (kids of all ages - including adults) think, try something weird, and they learn something new! Plus, they are learning --- and that's a win at any age!
Entertaining and brain bending facts like that, coupled with visually stunning and eye popping photos and graphics, are the reason why the 35+ titles in the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! book franchise are considered the gold standard in educational, entertaining books for kids. With over 5 million copies sold, published in over 15 different languages, and featuring a broad range of topics from science to food to pop culture, Weird But True! books nab kids’ attention and get them reading.
I've always encouraged my children to look at books and read, even when they were toddlers. Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown. Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!
you know that Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground,
that plants can get fevers, or that the average tornado is only on the
ground for 5 minutes? These are just a few of the Weird But True! facts
that you and your kids can read about!
Now, with the release of the 10th book in the Weird But True! main series, things just got WEIRDER and it’s time to celebrate!