I was teaching Year 6 (10/11 year olds) yesterday and we had five minutes left at the end of the day after the lessons were finished and the tidying up had been done. I asked the children to tell me something interesting that they felt sure I didn’t already know. Here’s a small selection of them. I hope you will make notes because you never know when you might need these invaluable facts!
- Pigs prefer to lie on their right hand side.
- In their life, the average human produces enough saliva to fill two standard (25m) swimming pools.
- There are two golf balls on the moon.
- Jonathan Trott (an English cricket player) has changed the make of cricket bat he uses.
- A baby rhino weighs the same as 8 adult humans.
- The average person eats 65 apples a year.
- A chicken turns her eggs up to 50 times a day to stop the embryo from sticking to the shell.
They were so keen to tell me things I didn’t already know that one boy even came running back into the classroom after I had sent them home, to inform me that he had just spotted new yellow litter bins in the playground (the old ones were blue), and he thought I might not already know that!