Tinkle Listicle
Weirdly Whacky
Writer: Rebekah S. J.
Illustrator: Shrutika Gorule


1. A tsunami can travel at speeds of 800 km/h which is as fast as a jet plane in the open ocean (part of the ocean outside coastal waters). 

2. The Eiffel tower in Paris expands during sunny days and this causes it to lean away from the Sun’s heat and towards the shade. 

3. There are fewer people in the United Kingdom than there are TV sets in the United States of America! 

4. The Earth gets nearly 2.7 million kg of space dust on it every year! 

5. The world’s longest name for a place has 167 letters—Krungthep Mahanakhon Bovorn Ratanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparatratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasathan Amornpiman Avatarnsathit Sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit, otherwise known as Bangkok! 

6. The sands moving in some sand dunes produce a barking sound! 

7. A sea turtle can weigh nearly 700 kg, nearly as much as a water buffalo! 

8. The Sun rises in the west on Venus because it rotates in the opposite direction from most other planets. 

9. A winter on Uranus lasts for 21 years! 

10. The brighter a star shines, the shorter it lives. 

Weird But True: The World | National Geographic Kids
Weird But True: Countries | National Geographic Kids
Weird But True: Really Random | National Geographic Kids
Why Venus Spins the Wrong Way | Scientific American 
Weird But True!: Planets | National Geographic Kids
Weird But True!: More Space | National Geographic Kids


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