Search
National Geographic
Search
Collection

Weird But True!

This collection contains a selection of content about our Weird But True world.

Dig deeper into our Weird But True world with this collection of materials featuring fun facts from Nat Geo Kids. 

This week, learn more about the reason for the seasons.

Want more Weird But True? Check out the weirdness at Nat Geo Kids!

Showing results 1 - 24 of 30

Article

Turn up the Volume

About a million Earths could fit inside the sun. What? How?

Article

Staple Food Crops of the World

Our MapMaker Interactive layers show how many tons of cassava, maize, plantains, potatoes, rice, sorghum, soybeans,...


Article

Terminal Velocity

Skydivers chase the peregrine falcon's speed.


Article

Cheetah Chase

National Geographic photographer Chris Johns gets the shots he's been waiting for.


Article

Dollar Coins

Are dollar coins a good investment? Financial experts weigh in.

Article

Human Body: Microscopic Images

Explore microscopic images of objects that might be found in or on our human bodies. 



Article

The Planets

Earth and the other seven planets that circle the star we call the sun and smaller objects such as moons make up ou...

Article

Walking Catfish

Photo. Invasive species waddles across Florida.


Article

The Heart of the Matter

Your heart is an efficient machine with a specialized set of working parts. Learn what these parts are, and how the...


Article

Seasons

Illustration. A season is a period of the year distinguished by special climate conditions.


Article

Crittercam: Great White Shark

Experience the ocean through the eyes of its top predator.

Article

Bird’s Eye View

Owls can’t move their eyeballs. In fact, owls don’t have eyeballs at all!



Article

From Porcupettes to Pullets

From fawns to fry, eyases to ephyra, use this GeoStory to travel the world of adorable animal babies.

Article

Lonesome George

Galapagos tortoise was the last of his kind.


Article

School of Anthias

It's a girls' school . . . until some of the girls become boys.


Article

Strange Rains

“Animal rain” happens when little critters get swept up in waterspouts and fall down with raindrops....


Article

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Photo. Fresh fruits and vegetables are two of the most important parts of a healthy diet.

Article

A Natural History of the African Elephant

Explore the physical characteristics and social behaviors of the African elephant.



Collection

Weird But True!

Article

What's Up, Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.


Article

Honey Ant Adaptations

Bloated bellies of honey ants are storage vessels for the colony.


Article

'Gator Wild

People and alligators share space in Florida.


Article

A Matter of Taste

Discover how we taste what we taste—and why it matters

Article

Big Blue

Even bigger than the dinosaurs—how do other animals measure up to big blue?