Storm petrels spend their lives far out at sea, but have to come to land to nest. They are so weak and easy for predators to catch that they only come ashore on dark nights. Each bird finds its way to its burrow by listening to the calls of its mate and by using its very good sense of smell.Read More
Did you Know?
Amazing facts for kids about our planet and how we live our lives — facts that are stranger than fiction! Prepare to be amazed, because truth can be stranger than fact, sometimes!
Temperate climates are thought to be the most pleasant to live in as they do not usually have extremes of hot or cold. Only 7 per cent of the Earth’s land surface has a temperate climate, yet nearly half the world’s population lives in these areas.Read More
Ninety seven percent of all the water on Earth is salty. Only 3 per cent is fresh water. Of that 3 per cent, over 2 per cent is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers. And that means that less than 1 per cent of that 3 per cent fresh water is found in lakes, rivers and underground.Read More
The Cullinan, once the largest uncut diamond, was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It was the size of a man’s fist and weighed over half a kg (1 lb). The largest gem cut from it, named the ‘Star of Africa’, is in the British Royal Sceptre in the Tower of London.Read More