The 47 funniest things kids are curious about

question markAt the #BGCuriosity Twitter Party, sponsored by British Gas, we asked what types of questions your children have and were amused and intrigued by what you told us. In thousands of tweets parents revealed what their children wonder about – some of it sweet, some scientific and some quite thought-provoking for the grown-ups as well, such as whether ants are the first social networkers.

British Gas Generation Green has been searching for the UK’s most curious children aged 7 – 11 to work with top scientific minds to solve energy issues. Find out more about the project and take the Curiosity Quiz.

What kids wonder about their bodies

1. Why can’t I see my eyes? @seasiderclare

2. My 5-year-old wants to know why humans don’t have tails @platespinner

3. My little one is obsessed with moles (or beauty spots), even more when she found out it was called a mole! @nb_bubbles

 

Baby questions

4. My brother asked my mum when my sister was born “Can we put her back, I want a brother!” @TheMiniMe

5. Is Daddy having a baby too? @rachelgully

6. Learning about babies – Can I have Eli in my tummy tomorrow mummy? Erm … @JJMcGlynn

 

The Sex Factor

7. So is it the man that asks if he can have sex or does the woman ask? @saralewis

8. What are those lumps below my willy? My 6yo over tea on Sunday @scarface_9

9. Why are those cats/frogs/insects wrestling? @staffstechgirl

 

Science

10. Huge curiosity in our house about space, in particular how can the universe have no end – deep for a 5 year old! @platespinner

11. Is the moon really made of cheese? @peonies76

12. Where does the sun go when it is dark? @ali991

13. How did the crocodiles survive when the meteor hit the earth? @Andipowpow

 

Special People

14. My 4-year-old son asking why are all postmen not called Pat! @LairdMeredith

15. How does Santa get in when there’s no chimney? He has a magic key obviously @ali991

16. Mummy, is there really a man in the moon? @V82CHRIS

17. Is the tooth fairy real? Hard to carry on telling fibs age 8 @TheMiniMesandMe

 

Animals

18. Did ants invent the world’s first social network? From my 11 year old @kateonthinice

19. Why do sheep and cows sleep standing up? @lunchboxworld

20. Why did we used to be monkeys and why aren’t we still monkeys? @huggi2005

 

Food

21. My 3-year-old daughter asked me if I could grow sausages in the veggie garden @ChezFoti

22. Why do I have to eat broccoli when Daddy doesn’t eat his? @makima25

23. My LO today ate soil and asked why couldn’t she eat it as it was tasty (says a lot for my cooking) @gidders1

24. Why don’t they make vegetables tasty? Erm, well that is a good point actually! @ScienceSpa

 

Family Matters

25. My daughter asked of my husband’s divorced parents; Has Grandad ever met Nanna? @KidsMenu

26. We have had to explain several times that their Big Nan was in fact their Grandad’s Mummy. They couldn’t work it out @rachelgully

27. Why did you call my nana annoying at Christmas? (at the family Xmas party) gulp @misskatietweet

 

Death

28. My son at 4 wanted to know “why you go to Devon when you die” @platespinner

29. My son asked me, after our cat died, that when people and animals die, do they go to Morrison’s? @SAHDandproud

30. Why does God let people die? @SJMitch377

40. 4yo: If you go to heaven when you did how come skellingtons (sic) live in graveyards? Um … @cazroz

 

Why Do They Say These Things In Public?

41. Mine ask me why do some people make rubbish packed lunches … Why don’t they make them like you Mummy? @lunchboxworld

42. Why does Miss Fletcher have a moustache like daddy? @milkpetal

43. When daddy snores is it trumps coming out of his mouth? @and1moremeans5

 

If Only Children Were In Charge

44. But why can’t we have lollipops/chocolate/beer for [email protected]

45. Eldest always asks “why do you need money to buy things?” I wonder the same thing! @simply_hayley

46. Why do you have to go to work mummy? @KarenLemon1

47. Why do we have to be born young and grow old, why can’t we be born old and get young, didn’t know what 2 say to that! @KellyRocks

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