Weird But True by National Geographic Society is packed full of fun and surprising kid-friendly facts that will leave you, your kids, and your friends amazed.
Just as the name of the app suggests, the facts you'll be reading about are weird and fun. In total there are over 600 facts that would take five hours to go through. You will learn the meaning of didaskaleinophobia (which is the fear of going to school), the fact that hippo's lips are about two feet wide, and that before toothpaste was invented charcoal was used to clean your teeth. These facts are off-the-wall yet totally intriguing and interesting.
The way the facts are presented makes it real fun for kids as well thanks to the interactive format and the brightly-colored graphics used. Because these are kid-friendly facts parents don't have to worry what their kids may be reading or looking at. The app is not only format-friendly for the kids but also kid-friendly to use. All they need to do is shake or swipe to progress from one fact to the next.
The app was updated on January 26, 2013 and this version has 14 ratings with an average of 3.5 out of five stars.
What I got a kick out of in this app was the Weird-O-Meter, which gave me a chance to interact with the game and in a sense other users. This meter allows you to rate each fact based on its weirdness level. The results from all users are tracked so you can see what others are ranking as weird facts as well.
For: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later