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Did you know that the special green ink used to print U.S. money is impossible to copy or erase? And that it was invented by a chemist in Canada? It’s true! (Psst… the modern whoopee cushion was invented here, too! 🇨🇦)
These are just a few fun facts that my kids and I learned from Weird But True! Canada, the first country-specific book in the super fun series from National Geographic Kids.
10 Years and Counting
From its very first issue, Weird But True! was the most popular section of National Geographic Kids magazine, so National Geographic decided to turn it into a series of books that just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
My kids love spy movies and they couldn’t believe this fun fact (see below). We just had to Google it to get the whole story!
Here are a few more…
Hey, Oshawa peeps… did you know this? 👇 #WeirdButTrue
We received an assortment of Weird But True! books to review and they looked really interesting, but I didn’t realize just how much my kids would love each and every one of them!
The books arrived right before the holidays, so the Christmas edition was especially timely.
My kids’ obsession with these books is crazy! I read with my son at bedtime, and my daughter – who often reads on her own – now joins us when we’re reading Weird But True!. They can’t wait to jump back into where we left off the previous night! My kids are 8 & 11 years old and their reading choices are usually very different, so it’s nice to enjoy these as a family.
Whether your children are avid readers or not, I can almost guarantee they will LOVE Weird But True!. Chock full of strange, wonderful, outrageous (and sometimes gross!) facts, they’re so much fun that your kids will never even realize they’re learning!
Submit YOUR Weird But True Facts
Kids ages 6–14 are invited to enter the Weird But True! Canada contest to submit their own verifiably weird facts about their hometown, province, or country at natgeokids.com/wbtcanada through March 1, 2019.