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Big Events in 2020, Bubble Wrap, Thesaurus Fun and More

Learn some interesting January facts, New Year stats and details on some big events in 2020 in this edition of Metro Parent's 'What Counts.'

Facts About Ice Crystals, the New Year’s Eve Ball, Fruitcake and More

Want some fun winter facts to impress your friends? We've got you covered with the number of ice crystals that fall from the sky, the year of the first NYE ball drop and more.

Skin Cells Stats, Veterans Day, Cyber Monday and More

November is National Healthy Skin Month! Celebrate it by learning the exact number of skin cells you have – and other fun November facts.

Black Cat Adoption, Pumpkin Pounds, Pac-Man Scores and More

Impress your friends with these spook-tacular October fun facts including black cat adoption stats, pumpkin records and more.

Flooding Finances, Backpack Stats and Other September Facts

Learn what habits can lessen your chances of developing Alzheimer's, how heavy a backpack can be before hurting your child and other September facts.

National Park Service Birthday, Fudge Facts, Detroit Hot Dogs and More August Fun

Learn how much fudge Mackinac Island dishes out, how you can celebrate the National Park Service Birthday and other fun August facts.

Ice Cream Taster Insurance, Vacation Price Blues and More July Stats

Find out how much the average family will spend on summer vacation, the going rate for ice cream taster insurance and other fun July facts.

Bees Pollinating Flowers, Strawberry Stats and Other June Facts

Learn some fun June facts including info about bees pollinating flowers, how many strawberries went into the largest shortcake, Garfield stats and more.

Michigan Plantlife Tidbits, Bugs Bunny Birthday and Other April Facts

Need some fun April facts to impress your friends? Learn some Michigan plantlife tidbits, library data and Titanic facts here.

Ultimate Slumber Party, Women’s Basketball and Other March Fun Facts

Find out the length of the world's longest noodle, how many girls attended the world's largest slumber party and other March fun facts to impress your friends.

Cat Naps, New Year’s Resolution Stats and Other January Factoids

Learn how much time cats spend asleep, how big the largest bowl of spaghetti was, New Year's resolution stats and other fun January facts to kick off 2019.

Artificial Christmas Tree Storage and Other December Stats

Learn some tidbits about Christmas tree storage, New Year Confetti and other fun December facts.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?