8 Educational Instagram Accounts For Fact Lovers

Get ready to dominate at trivia.

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Instagram has more to offer than duck face selfies and skinny girls spruiking dubious tea products.

For those who want to get more from their feed than, say, photos of #blessed strangers with #nofilter (yeah, right) there are heaps of accounts offering everything from cool historical photos to random fun facts.

Here are some of our favourites.

1. National Geographic @natgeo

Follow for: breathtaking photography and an abundance of info about our natural world, wild animals, and different cultures.

2. Curiosity Rover @marscuriosity

Follow for: a rare insight into Mars.

3. American Museum of Natural History @amnh

Follow for: Interesting facts galore, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in this world-famous establishment when the doors are closed.

4. NASA @nasa

Follow for: wow factor. Or if you like to feel very, very small.

5. History in Pics @historyphotographed

Follow for: amazing snapshots from the past, covering everything from the world wars to old-time Hollywood.

English boy scouts collecting funds for those affected by the Titanic disaster, 1912.

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9th Armored Division technician with a little French girl just after the Battle of the Bulge, 1945.

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The Original Sesame Street cast, 1969-1970.

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6. WTF Fun Facts @wtffunfacts

Follow for: exactly what you think. Fun facts that make you go "wtf!?"


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7. Science by Guff @science

Follow for: interestingscience facts coupled with stunning imagery.

8. Tech by Guff @tech

Follow for: awesome bite-sized facts about contemporary innovation.

8. TED Talks @ted

Follow for: a unique mix of interesting knowledge, quotes, ideas and real life stories.


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