National Geographic Kids “Weird But True” Launches on the iPhone and iPad

Washington, DC – Worried about the recent rash of earthquakes? You have less to worry about than the people of Iceland who not only have to deal with earthquakes, but ice quakes as well! Perhaps it’s hurricane Irene that has you worried. If you are trying to stay dry – don’t try to outrun it… you will get 50% wetter running in the rain than you will standing still. You can find these and 300 other Weird but True facts in the new app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad launching tomorrow (September 1) in the iTunes App Store!

The Weird but True iOS app is a fully interactive random fact generator inspired by the popular book series of the same name. With a quick shake, or a simple swipe, you will be entertained and educated at the same time as some of the strangest truths ever to be told. Did you know:

  • New Zealand has more sheep… than people. (Baaa!)
  • Parachutes were invented before airplanes (Look out below!)
  • Honeybees can be trained to detect bombs (Bzzzzz….. BOOM!)
  • A sneeze travels 100 mph (Bless you!)
  • Some honeybee queens… quack (Duck! It’s a bee!)

We can’t make this stuff up! Sometimes the old saying is true… the truth is much stranger than fiction.

Along with the collection of facts, you can save your favorites to show off later, or voice your vote on the Weird-o-Meter and see a collection of the weirdest facts as voted on by the users. Facts can be shared via email as well.

Weird but True can be downloaded from iTunes App Stores around the world including from the top of Mt. Everest… where you can get rather clear cell phone reception. That’s Weird!

About National Geographic Ventures

National Geographic Ventures (NGV) is a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of National Geographic Society. NGV, part of the editorial group National Geographic Global Media, includes National Geographic Television production and distribution; National Geographic Television International; Digital Media, including; and National Geographic Interactive Platforms, including the Mobile, Gaming and Maps business groups. NGV creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media providing outlets for the hundreds of scientific and expedition-based grants awarded by National Geographic each year. Copyright (C) 2010 National Geographic Ventures. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Kim Lianthamani
Appency for National Geographic
800.705.8073  ext. 4
United States

Similar Articles




Recent Book Trailers



Don't Miss

The Most Followed People on Goodreads

Goodreads is a popular reader destination site that launched in December of 2006 (though many sites credit the founded year as 2007) by Otis...


Vellum Publishing, Inc. announces the release of a Blackstone musical audiobook worldwide distribution: DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale, offering support for all those in the...

Darko: The Sacred Heart of Johanee Darko Book Trailer

0 When everything falls apart, getting back to the basics is often the best answer. Kenny G. Down, continuing his work as a “grateful and...

There’s a Book for That: Thanksgiving 2020

Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving like no other before it, probably. While the food traditions may be the same, our guests will be fewer as...

Throwback Thursday Book Trailer: New Moon by Rebecca York

0   From March 9th, 2007 Dark secrets and parallel universes bring together a man who is part wolf and a woman who is his lifemate...from another...

Thankful Thanksgiving Wishes

Reader’s Entertainment Magazine and Radio started over a decade ago. We have won awards both for the magazine and the radio podcast. We’ve featured...

New York Public Library Author Talks

We love the New York Public Library! And we love their commitment to books, literacy, authors and community. NYPL offers author videos with some of...

Wake County Public Libraries Storytime

Who doesn't love storytime? The Wake County Public Libraries offers a series of storytime readings and activities you can engage with right at home. This...

You Can Vote! Goodreads Choice Awards Final Days

Some votes are still being counted! Of course, we mean for the Goodreads Choice Awards! You can still cast your vote for "Best Books of...

Frankenstein Comic Wins Award

For immediate release: Readers' Favorite recognizes "Adam Frankenstein" by Sheila English in its annual international book award contest, currently available at The Readers' Favorite International Book...