Opinion or Fact

Opinion or Fact

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Have you ever wondered what is the difference between an opinion and a fact?

Fact is something that has been proven true by logical explanation. Opinion is what you think about something. It’s your opinion. It is your view about something. It can be just based on how you feel about something. It can be remotely away from what is true. not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

Sally thinks the first day at school is scary. Is that true? Is that a fact? No. That is entirely what Sally feels about first day of school. It’s Sally’s opinion. Her friend Abu, just can not wait for school to start. That’s his opinion.

Mel is a very naughty baby. He does funny things. Today, he is trying to lick his elbow. No matter how hard he tries, the fact is that it is impossible for anyone to lick their elbow. Yes, that’s a fact. Quite a funny one though!

Here are some facts you might already be knowing very well. Earth is a planet. Our Sun is a star. Winters are cold. Summers are hot. Newton discovered gravity. Fingerprints are unique to each person.

Let me ask you some tricky ones. Tell me whether its a fact or opinion.

Koalas mostly sleep during the day. Koalas are very tough to take care of.

While the first statement is a fact, the second one is an opinion. People might feel differently about taking care of koalas.

There are 12 months in an year. January is the best month of the year.

Are there 12 months in an year? Yes, of course! We all know it. It’s a fact. But I don’t agree with January being the best month of the year. I like June the best! My birthday falls in June :) So the second statement is an opinion.

Now let me leave you with some tricky ones. Decide for yourself or ask around – Fact or Opinion?

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon. Why don’t you taste and tell? ;)

Word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

One plus one equals a window. What say?

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