National Geographic Weird, But True Review

Did you know that Canadians eat more than 12 kilograms of cheese every year on average?

Did you know the first Thanksgiving in North America was celebrated in Newfoundland on May 27, 1578 with a meal of salt beef, biscuits, and peas?

Did you know it’s the 10th anniversary of National Geographic, Weird but True! books??

Ever since we’ve received our Weird But True! Canada book, I found myself telling James all these random facts about Canada. I’ve had so much fun discovering all these random facts about our country!

Luca loves looking through it as well. So many bright, fun pictures and we read the facts together!


During Christmas time we loved reading through the Weird but True! Christmas edition. So many crazy, fun facts!
Here are some of my faves:

  • The ideal snow temperature for building a snowman is 30 F (-1.1 C).

  • Hot chocolate was once considered a medicine.

  • The world’s largest gingerbread house was a two-story home!!! It was made with 1800 lbs of butter, 7200 eggs, 3000 lbs of sugar and 22000 pieces of candy!!!


In celebration of the 10th anniversary, National Geographic has updated the original 10 Weird but True! books. Check them out and purchase them on their site!

Even though Luca is just 2, he loves flipping through these books to look at all the fun pictures! I can’t wait for the day when he will be able to read these fun facts for himself! But in the meantime, I’m going to keep reading them so I can impress others with my random fact knowledge, ha!

I highly recommend getting these books as a family. They’re the perfect size for your coffee table and you will love seeing your kids discover these fun facts!


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