Nat Geo Weird But True! 2018 Annual Review + #Giveaway & Discount Code

I really wanted to share the National Geographic Kids Weird but true! 2018 annual with you guys as I’m really excited about giving this book to my children this year.  I’ve been really enjoying reading through all the interesting facts, and I think the kids are going to love it when they see it too.

Nat Geo kids wierd but true review

Books and reading are super important for children, especially in the digital age, and the Nat Geo Kids annual is the perfect book to add to their collection.  It’s based on the Weird but true! TV series and covers similar topics like the animal kingdom, science, geography, travel and so much more.

The format of the book is excellent, making it really digestible for kids.  The ideal age for Weird but true! is around 8+ but I can also see it working for younger kids as it’s a book you could explore and discuss together.

Inside Nat Geo Kids Book

The images and graphics in the book are fantastic, and designed to grab your child’s attention so they want to find out more.  This books is really going to help inspire children to want to find out more about the world they live in and the amazing and interesting things you can find in it.  Young explorers will enjoy reading about the northern lights and the blobfish who hides deep in the ocean, and they will love sharing what they have learned with the rest of the family too.

Nat Geo Kids Book

National Geographic Kids Discount Code

If you are interested in the Weird but true! 2018 Annual or any of the other great titles from National Geographic Kids I have a fantastic discount voucher code you can use right away! Just head to the new National Geographic Kids website and enter 50OFF at the checkout. 

wierd but true review

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! 2018 Annual Giveaway

I just think this is a great book for kids, so I’ve also been able to get hold of another 3 copies to giveaway to Zena’s Suitcase readers in this fab little competition.  If you would like to get your hands on a copy of National Geographic Kids Weird but true! simply enter via the rafflecopter below.  Competition ends 8.1.18.  Other T&C’s apply.

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Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. melanie stirling
    December 20, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    A rabbit can get pregnant when she is already pregnant and have 2 litters.

  2. Tracy Nixon
    December 20, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Penguins have knees

  3. Annabel Greaves
    December 20, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Everyone has a unique tongue print like a finger print

  4. laura banks
    December 20, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    there are no bridges over the amazon river

    December 20, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days

  6. Susie Wilkinson
    December 20, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second….. no wonder I’m always tired!

  7. kelly L
    December 20, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    A giraffes tongue is blue!

  8. Margaret Gallagher
    December 20, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Cows have 2 (or is it 3 !) Stomachs
    I need to learn some AMAZING facts
    MERRY Christmas x

  9. hannah wood
    December 21, 2017 / 12:14 am

    Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

  10. Solange
    December 21, 2017 / 2:09 am

    Female kangaroos have three vaginas.

  11. iain maciver
    December 21, 2017 / 10:31 am

    penguins cant fly

  12. clara b
    December 21, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    More people are killed by donkeys per year than in plane crashes!
    Watch out for killer donkeys!!!

  13. Andrea Upton
    December 21, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour!

  14. Jo Hutchinson
    December 21, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out. Merry christmas

  15. December 23, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    babies dont get knee caps till they’re 6 months old

  16. Shaun Heathcote
    December 24, 2017 / 3:12 am

    During World War II, the crew of the British submarine HMS Trident kept a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna aboard their vessel for six weeks (it was a gift from the Russians).

    December 24, 2017 / 6:30 am

    The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine…….don’t think i’ll be trying that one!!!

  18. Rachel Craig
    December 26, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    A bird has more than one stomach.

  19. Tasha
    December 26, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    When you are lying your nose turns red

  20. Dean T
    December 27, 2017 / 1:56 am

    On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds (weird and totally true)

  21. Catherine Whitlow
    December 27, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Capuchin monkeys pee on their hands to wash their feet. They’re still cute though!

  22. claire glace
    December 27, 2017 / 8:01 am

    A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.

  23. bex allum
    December 27, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Did you know that 80% of dogs have tooth problems by the time they are 3.

  24. katie w
    December 27, 2017 / 10:21 am

    snails have 14,000 teeth

  25. Clare H
    December 27, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    There are no bridges over the Amazon river

  26. Stacey Carnell
    December 27, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Walt Disney actually had a fear of mice and created Mickey Mouse to overcome his fear 🙂

  27. Emily Hutchinson
    December 27, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    A duck’a quack doesn’t echo

  28. Ren Taylor
    December 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Wombats faeces are perfect cubes so that they can balance them on posts!

  29. Thomas Buchanan
    December 27, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Light doesn’t necessarily travel at the speed of light. The slowest we’ve ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.

  30. ashleigh allan
    December 27, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    the university of Victoria offers a course in the science of batman!

  31. Ashley Phillips
    December 28, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    A giraffe has no vocal chords, only found that out this year.

  32. Ann-Marie Gould
    December 28, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

  33. Lisa Wilkinson
    December 28, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Your hair and nails grow faster in the winter

  34. David Banner
    December 29, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Lobsters teeth are in their belly

  35. kate lancaster
    December 30, 2017 / 12:13 am

    The aardvark can eat up to 60 000 ants and termites in one night, thanks to its 30cm-long sticky tongue.

  36. Hannah Wallington
    December 31, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Giraffes have blue tongues

  37. lucinda duxbury
    December 31, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants

  38. leanne weir
    December 31, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    It is impossible to lick your elbow! Try it!

    • lucinda duxbury
      January 7, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      my daughter can lick her elbow, she pulls this trick out at certain situations

  39. Holly Harmsworth
    December 31, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    the longest time between twins being born is 87 days

  40. michelle o'neill
    January 1, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

    January 1, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    The weirdest fact that I know is that emus cannot walk backwards!

  42. June Lord
    January 1, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    There are no bridges over the Amazon River

  43. Victoria N
    January 1, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Snakes have backbones – the way they move you wouldn’t think they had!

  44. Rebecca Sutton
    January 1, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Its illegal to keep a donkey in the bath in Texas, and in Georgia its illegal to eat friend chicken with a fork.

  45. Sarah Austin
    January 1, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    That your bladder can hold full for up to three hours!

  46. Rich Tyler
    January 1, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine

  47. Rosie Boundy
    January 2, 2018 / 1:05 am

    The stage before frostbite is called frost nip.

  48. Danielle Spencer
    January 2, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    The human brain holds more negative memories than positive.

  49. leigh boyle
    January 3, 2018 / 10:37 am

    a pigs todger is curly haha

  50. Lorna Ledger
    January 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    toilet Paper in france is pink 0- the ones in peoples homes!

  51. Rachel Atkinson
    January 3, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Everyone has a unique tongue print – just like fingerprints 🙂

  52. kelly ledder
    January 3, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Leopard Geckos tails can fall off and they grow another.

  53. Michaela Hannah
    January 4, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Wombats have cube shaped poo

  54. Keith Hunt
    January 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    My Basset Hounds long ears drag to help pick up scents and the wrinkles help capture them

  55. clair downham
    January 4, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    By law, a pregnant woman can pee anywhere she wants to in Britain, even if she chooses, in a police officer’s helmets.

  56. Amanda Egglestone
    January 4, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    that humans can not lick their own elbows

  57. Kelly Knowles
    January 4, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    You can’t hum while holding your nose closed, and yes we tried!

  58. Ann Willers
    January 4, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    An octopus eats his arms when bored

  59. Liam Bishop
    January 5, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Bluetooth technology is named after a 10th Century King, Harold Bluetooth who united all the Danish tribes.

  60. francis lee
    January 5, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Polar bears can only be found in the north pole

  61. Kev Cannon
    January 5, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Oliver Cromwell banned mince pies after the civil war

  62. Dale Dow
    January 6, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Buzz Aldrin was the first man to wee on the moon – who urinates on the moon?!!!

  63. KATHY D
    January 6, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Geese had teeth on their tongues

  64. Inga Andersen
    January 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Did you know that a female hippo produces pink milk?

  65. Claire Croft
    January 6, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    i don’t know many unusual facts however i know you can’t lick you elbow! (and i know that after reading this you will probably try to do it!)

    January 6, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

  67. Elizabeth Yeates
    January 6, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    A female octopus will eat her mate if she feels harassed

  68. claire little
    January 7, 2018 / 12:31 am

    I know nothing! really need this book to learn and teach my kids.

  69. January 7, 2018 / 12:58 am

    France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars: A New Hope hit theatres

  70. Elspeth McMillan
    January 7, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Your hair and nails grow faster in the winter

  71. Emma Fox
    January 7, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    The sentence ‘The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.’ uses every letter in the alphabet. 🙂

  72. laura stewart
    January 7, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches

  73. lorraine kirk
    January 7, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    A day is longer than a year on the planet Venus

  74. Sylvie Simpson
    January 7, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.

  75. Kim Neville
    January 7, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Your nose remembers 50,000 scents

  76. Kat Allinson
    January 7, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    A pig has a cork screw shaped penis

  77. Sammie Hodges
    January 7, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    I am loving reading these! The only thing I can think of is that your eyes can actually change shape?!

  78. Sarah Parker
    January 7, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

  79. Caroline Smith
    January 7, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    Sunsets on Mars are blue

  80. January 7, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    cat wee glows under UV light and giraffes have a blue tongue

  81. Gill Mitchell
    January 7, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses!

  82. paula cheadle
    January 8, 2018 / 12:17 am

    a snail has 14,000 teeth

  83. jacqui rushton
    January 8, 2018 / 2:35 am

    The smell of dampness in the air, after rain, is called ‘Petrichor’!

  84. astrid c
    January 8, 2018 / 6:11 am

    babies have a walking reflexs soon as they are born!

  85. January 8, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance.

  86. Stevie
    January 8, 2018 / 8:04 am

    David Bowie studied mime. Who knew you could do a mime course.

  87. Sarah Lee
    January 8, 2018 / 10:24 am

    a giraffe has no vocal chords

  88. sarah
    January 8, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Bullfrogs do not sleep!

  89. Danielle Pooley
    January 8, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Male sea horses give birth

  90. Carol Boffey
    January 8, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Worms can regenerate

  91. Shaun Heathcote
    January 8, 2018 / 11:39 am

    During World War II, the crew of the British submarine HMS Trident kept a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna aboard their vessel for six weeks (it was a gift from the Russians)

  92. karen dixon
    January 8, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Male seahorses have the babies instead of the female

  93. zoe brown
    January 8, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out ,Drying fruit depletes it of 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content

  94. Laura Avery
    January 8, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Not so much as weird but a bizarre and beautiful miracle everytime it snows. Billions of flakes falling and every single one is unique , six sided and each side is spaced equally, quite amazing when you think of it.

  95. Cathy O
    January 8, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    The human nose can remember over 50,000 scents

  96. Natalie Crossan
    January 8, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Seahorse males carry the babies – I’m not entirely sure how that works but it’s true!

  97. Ali Fanstone
    January 8, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes — it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.

  98. Diana
    January 8, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints

  99. Kate Davies
    January 8, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It’s 10 metres underwater.

  100. Victoria Thurgood
    January 8, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    The butterfly taste buds are located on its feet

  101. Fliss
    January 8, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Sperm whales, along with other whales and dolphins, have been observed sleeping vertically in the water

  102. Rachael obrien
    January 8, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    It’s against the law to eat and three course meal on Christmas Day .. and eat mince pies !! Or drive to church on Xmas day !
    It’s also try that if a hackney carriage (black cab) doesn’t have a bale of hay in its boot you don’t have to pay him lmao … old but still law 🙂

  103. Tammy Neal
    January 8, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses

  104. Holly Neale
    January 8, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    My son told me that starfish can regrow their limbs! He learnt that from his Weird but True books, he collects them. He would absolutely love this!

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