Weird but True Windows 8 App by National Geographic Kids

Weird but True by National Geographic Kids is a free app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices which lets you read weird facts which are actually true on your device. The app has a clean interface, and has been developed officially by the National Geographic network. The app has cool sound effects, and fun extras like the weird-o-meter where you can vote on how weird you actually find the fact to be. The weird-o-meter ratings are collected and then the facts in the app are sorted by the weird rating, showing the most weird fact first. The app is optimized for touch screen devices as well, and also lets you view facts by alphabetical order via the Extras section. You can also like a fact for easier access later.

Weird but True by National Geographic Kids is available as a free download from the Windows App Store.

Weird But True That's Weird popup

Main features of Weird but True by National Geographic Kids:

When you install and launch the Weird but True by National Geographic Kids app on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device, you will be presented with an interface which resembles the below screenshot.

Weird But True Facts

As you can see above, as soon as you launch the app, you will be able to see the facts listed on your screen. You can scroll to the next fact either by swiping on the screen (touch devices) or by rolling your mouse wheel or performing a similar scroll gesture on your device. With each fact that is shown on the screen, you will hear a nice sound effect related to the fact. If you look in the above screen, you will be able to see four buttons. The first button at the left brings up a cute little That’s Weird! popup on the screen, with an accompanied sound effect.

Weird But True That's Weird popup

The next button below this is the like button. You can like a fact here, and then access the liked facts from the Extras menu. The like button looks like a heart, and gets lit up when you click on it. The button below the like button is the weird-o-meter button where you can rate the fact based on the level of weirdness.

Weird But True Weirdometer

You can simply drag the needle to the weird rating of the fact, and press the back arrow button at top left to be taken back to the fact. The last button is the + button, which will bring you to the Extras menu of the app.

Weird But True Extras

Here, you can see the top weird facts, Fact Finder or the instructions. The Fact Finder tile, when clicked, brings up a screen where you can see the facts sorted alphabetically, and you can click on the fact to be taken to the screen where you will be able to see the fact.

Weird But True Fact Finder by letter

If you click on the Instructions tile, you will be shown the brief instructions about using the app.

Weird But True Instructions

This basically sums up the main features of the Weird but True by National Geographic Kids app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices.

You can also check out Cracked.com app or myHistoryDigest app which inform you of funny facts and history facts respectively.

The verdict:

Weird but True by National Geographic Kids is a cool app to have on your device if you are looking for an app that will inform you of various facts from around the world dealing with various topics. The app is incredibly designed, and has a cool ad free interface to top it all! I love the app’s implementation, and will definitely rate it a perfect 5 out of 5!

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