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Fun Facts

Saving money is good, It makes you a very smart child. You save money so you buy your Mum and Dad Christmas gifts, birthday presents, etc. You could also save to get something special you’ve always wanted for yourself. You also save for tomorrow.


HOW TO SAVE

When mum and dad, uncles and aunties, gives you money, you should save it. It’s not easy to save money, when you don’t know where to keep it.

HERE ARE SOME PLACES TO KEEP YOUR MONEY IN YOUR HOUSE / ROOM:



A PIGGY BANK


JARS


SAVING BOX


TINS AND CONTAINERS


If you don’t have a piggy bank or money jar, save with your parents, so that they can help you keep IT.

If you follow these tips, you will have a lot of savings and you will handle money better when you grow older.

Ultimately a bank account is all you need and your parents can help you get a KidsFirst account with FirstBank where your money is safe and accessible all the time.


Funny Riddles

What is the easiest way to double your money? ANS. Put it in front of the mirror of Course!

What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs? ANS. A clock!

What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive? Answer: A glove.

What would you be the first in the world to do?
Check out these amazing ‘first’ feats:

THE FIRST NIGERIAN WOMAN TO DRIVE A CAR
Funmilayo Ransome Kuti,  (25 October 1900 Abeokuta, Nigeria - 13 April 1978 Lagos, Nigeria).She was a teacher, political campaigner, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat. She was also the first woman, in Nigeria, to drive a car.


THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO FLY AN AEROPLANE
Did you know the first black internationally recognized pilot was a woman? 
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 - April 30, 1926) an American civil aviator,was the first female pilot of African American descent. She was also first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.


THE FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA
Nigeria’s First democratically elected president is Alhaji Shehu Shagari (aged 90) Alhaji Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria was elected in October 1979.


THE FIRST SOCIAL MEDIA PLATTFORM
Long before Twitter and Facebook, there was a social network called CompuServe in the 1970’s. CompuServe began life in the 1970s as a business-oriented mainframe computer communication solution, but expanded into the public domain in the late 1980s.

THE FIRST NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER
Did you know the first Nigerian newspaper was not written in English? Iwe Iroyin established in 1859 was published in Yoruba.


THE FIRST SURGEON TO SEPARATE CONJOINED TWINS
American surgeon Benjamin Carson was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. He performed the historic surgery in 1987. The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. At the end, the twins were separated; both survived.

Now we’ve got a question for you: What would you be the first in the world to do?

Hello kids Read some funny, cool, crazy, strange, funny, weird, odd, bizarre and wacky Science facts and information as well as did you know facts and other interesting info that will help you learn a thing or two.

  • Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!
  • Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! Their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who have most on their tongue.
  • Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin! Yuck!
  • Although the Stegosaurus dinosaur was over 9 metres long, its brain was only the size of a walnut.
  • Humans get a little taller in space because there is no gravity pulling down on them.
  • Because of the unusual shape of their legs, kangaroos and emus struggle to walk backwards.
  • A hippopotamus may seem huge but it can still run faster than a man.
  • Even if an analog clock is broken, at least it shows the correct time twice a day.
  • Sneezing with your eyes open is impossible.
  • The trickiest tongue twister in the English language is apparently "Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick". Give it a try and see for yourself.
  • Dolphins can develop diabetes!
  • Rats laugh when tickled!
  • 70% of the Earth surface is covered in water.
  • Girls have more taste buds than boys do!!
  • Your heart beats around 100000 times a day, 36500000 times a year and over a billion times if you live beyond 30.
  • Money is used to pay for various goods and services.
  • It is also used to measure and store value.
  • Money usually takes the form of coins, banknotes and bank balances.
  • There are a number of different currencies used in countries around the world.
  • Many countries have their own currency, while some use a shared currency
  • An example of a shared currency is the euro used in the European Union by countries such as France, Germany and Spain.
  • The currency most traded around the world is the United States dollar.
  • The Nigerian currency is called Naira, with different notes: 5 Naira, 10 Naira, 20 Naira, 50 Naira, 100 Naira, 200 Naira, 500Naira and 1000 Naira
  • Some of Nigeria’s heroes appear on various bank notes: Sir Ahmadu Bello (5 Naira), Alvan Ikoku (10 Naira), General Murtala Mohammed (20 Naira), Chief Obafemi Awolowo (100 Naira), Ahmadu Bello (200 Naira), Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (500 Naira), Alhaji Aliyu MaiBornu and Dr Clement Isong (1000 Naira). 
  1. Develop a new game with your parents or friends
  2. Plant flowers, start your own small garden
  3. Learn a new language
  4. Visit a museum
  5. Befriend an animal, get a pet or visit the zoo     
  • Elephants have the largest brain of any mammal; their brains weigh an average of 11 pounds.
  • Emus and kangaroos can't walk backwards.
  • All polar bears are left pawed.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • The chameleon is one of the few animals that can look at two different objects at the same time; its eyes are connected to different parts of its brain.
  • Flamingos have to tip their heads upside down to drain the water out of their meal.
  • The basenji is the only type of dog that doesn't bark.
  • Snakes can see through their eyelids. This is why they usually sleep in very dark places, but they still tend to sleep with their eyes open.
  • The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain.
  • The flying squirrel doesn't actually fly, but glides from tree to tree.
  • Hummingbirds are the only types of birds that can fly backwards.
  • Whales feed their new-borns rich milk that contains about 10 times the fat of human milk.
  • Baby chicks make a special chirp when they detect food is coming from the mother so that their brothers and sisters can prepare for the feeding.
  • The woodpecker can peck 20 times per second, and doesn't get a headache from the noise because its skull has air pockets that can drown out the noise.
  • Butterflies taste their food through sensors on their feet.
  • The hippopotamus can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes without having to come up for air.
  • Crocodiles are color blind.
  • Giraffes don't have any vocal chords.
  • Beavers can hold their breaths for up to 45 minutes.
  • Some species of Australian spiders have to eat their mother if there is no other food source.

There's so much to learn about the world around us. Sharing interesting animal facts for kids with those who enjoy the zoo or love 

  1. The Mona Lisa has no eye brows.
  2. Ketchup used to be as thick as medicine.
  3. Babies yawn before they are born.
  4. More than 480 million people have played Monopoly.
  5. Your heart is about the same size as your fist.
  6. Dust from Africa can travel all the way to Florida
  7. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  8. If you fell into a black hole, you'd stretch out like spaghetti.
  9. There are about a quadrillion ants on Earth.
  10. Every year, New York moves 1" further away from England.
  11. A large python can swallow a goat whole.
  12. At least 12 rocks from Mars have landed on Earth.
  13. Crocodiles often eat rocks.
  14. Pigs can get sunburned.
  15. The world's lightest mammal-the bumblebee bat- weighs less than a nickel.
  16. A tiger's skin is striped like its fur.
  17. Giant tortoises keep growing their whole lives.
  18. Frogs drink through their skin.
  19. Pet hampsters can run up to eight miles a night on a wheel.
  20. A cat has about 20 muscles in each ear.
  21. Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.
  22. When you see lightning, it is traveling at about 227 million mph.
  23. Horshoe crabs lived before dinosaurs.
  24. About 6,000,000 pounds of space dust settle on earth every year.
  25. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans can.
  26. Dragonflies can see in all directions at once.
  27. The world's heaviest onion weighed more that the head of a man.
  28. Only male toads croak.
  29. You can tell lions apart by the spots at the base of their whiskers.
  30. Opposite sides of dice always add up to seven.
  31. An avarage yawn lasts about six seconds.
  32. The Empire State building was built with ten million bricks.
  33. Eating shrimp can turn white flamingos pink.
  34. Sharks have eight senses when us humans only have five.
  35. Your brain is about three quarters water.
  36. The Bahamas once had an undersea post office.
  37. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the earth.
  38. A dairy cow produces about 100,000 glasses of milk in its lifetime.
  39. Yo-yos rode on two spaceships.
  40. The oldest human footprint ever found is 350,000 years old.
  41. Blondes have more hair than brunettes.
  42. An oyster can take five years just to make one pearl.
  43. A new-born blue whale can be longer than an adult elephant.
  44. In the summer, the amount of water pouring over Niagra Falls each second could fill 13,00 bathtubs.
  45. It's illegal to sell a haunted house in New York without telling the buyer.
  46. No words in the dictionary rhyme with orange.
  47. Owls can't move their eyeballs.
  48. Your skeleton has about 300 bones when you are born, but only 206 when you grow up.
  49. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
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