Best Weird But True Facts In National Geographic Kids Magazines

In every issue, there are always some "Weird But True" facts in them, and they are pretty interesting. Here are some of the best ones I have found.

The Top Ten

1 On sunny days, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, leans toward the shade
2 Ripe bananas appear blue under a black light

We know black light is is just simple UV light. I think a ripe banana has the ability to re-emit light with lengthened wavelength that falls on it, thus the colored light which has the shortest wavelength (violet) present in white light changes to yellow and the rest go past infrared.
In case of black light, the UV wave is changed to blue, and thus we see the blue banana. - Kiteretsunu

3 The candy corn made each year could circle the Earth nearly 6 times
4 An Austrian orchestra plays musical instruments made from veggies
5 The world's largest soap bubble was as long as 4 school buses
6 A cockroach can live for weeks without a head

" What's that crawling"? The cockroach is still alive! - PinkFloyd87

7 6009 is the next year that will look the same right side up and upside down; the last one was 1961

This actually inspired me to try and find other past and future years that looked the same right side up and upside down. - Minecraftcrazy530

Whoa! Admit it, you looked at it upside down - keycha1n

Wow, I've never noticed that before! - RockFashionista

8 The ghost ant can turn the color of certain foods it eats
9 The first traffic light appeared decades before motorized cars hit the road
10 Texas is the only state that allows residents to vote from space
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