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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

April 2021
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National Geographic Kids magazine - the perfect balance between learning and fun! A must-have for children ages 6 and up. Each issue is packed with colorful photos, games, puzzles, fun features and facts about animals, science, technology, and more.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Frequency:
Monthly
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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
weird but true!

It takes about 100,000 YEARS for light to travel from the sun’s core to its surface. PLASTICROBOT / DREAMSTIME (BANANA); TAELOVE7 / SHUTTERSTOCK (CAMERA); FLYNT / DREAMSTIME (PLAY-DOH); GK HART / VIKKI HART / PHOTODISC / GETTY IMAGES (COW), RICHARD THOMAS / DREAMSTIME (HEADPHONES), IMAGE DIGITALLY COMPOSED; R. GINO SANTA MARIA / DREAMSTIME (HAND); DAVID KJAER / NPL / MINDEN PICTURES (WASP); FLPA / DAVID HOSKING / AGE FOTOSTOCK (PALMS); TYLER OLSON / SHUTTERSTOCK (LIMO)…

1 min.
naughty pets

NAME Bella FAVORITE ACTIVITY Fishing at teatime FAVORITE TOY Squiggly rubber worm bait PET PEEVE Coffee NAME Cullen FAVORITE ACTIVITY Playing hide-and-seek without his people knowing it TOY Toilet paper tube to nibble on PET PEEVE Locked cage NAME Ed FAVORITE ACTIVITY Dyeing his fur green with grass stains FAVORITE TOY Food coloring PET PEEVE Brown winter grass NAME Ito FAVORITE ACTIVITY Changing the virtual background FAVORITE TOY Mouse PET PEEVE Low battery power RADIUS IMAGES / ALAMY (BELLA); ALEXA MILLER / WORKBOOK STOCK / GETTY IMAGES (ED); JUNIORS BILDARCHIV GMBH / ALAMY (CULLEN); ARNAUD MARTINEZ / ALAMY (ITO).…

1 min.
guinness world records

TOWER OF GLASS Talk about keeping your chin up. Ashrita Furman can balance 81 glass mugs on his chin—the most ever. After stacking all the mugs and then placing them on his chin (with the help of an assistant), Furman held the glass tower for 12.1 seconds. He broke hundreds of mugs during practice sessions and always kept an eye out for a swaying tower. Because if it swayed too much, there was only one thing to do: Run! CAT HUMONGOUS WHISKER SPROUTS Being the cat with the world’s longest whisker is amazing enough. But what’s even more amazing is that Missi’s whisker is longer than a dollar bill, reaching a record 7.5 inches long. That’s a full inch longer than the previous record. Missi really did beat the competition by a whisker! BALANCING…

1 min.
bet you didn’t know!

1 According to a study, puppies react more positively when humans use “baby talk.” 2 A baby alpaca is called a cria. 3 Babies of mammals that have large brains — like humans — take the longest to learn to walk. 4 Tyrannosaurus rex babies might have been covered in fuzz. 5 Scientists think that wild parrots might name their babies, just like humans do. 6 Silvery lutung monkeys are born with brightorange fur that changes to dark gray as they age. 7 Sandgrouse chicks drink water from their dad’s feathers after he soaks in puddles.…

1 min.
brain candy

Your grocery store is all mixed up. EWA STUDIO / SHUTTERSTOCK (CAT); MAKS NARODENKO / SHUTTERSTOCK (BANANAS); DIONISVERA / SHUTTERSTOCK (PEAS); ALEKSEY PATSYUK / SHUTTERSTOCK (STRAWBERRIES); MAYAKOVA / SHUTTERSTOCK (ALMONDS)…

2 min.
amazing animals

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Horatio the cat has dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Arthur the aardvark, and even Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Why? The 12-year-old kitty belongs to a librarian, and his costumes show off the books available to borrow at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum. Horatio’s owner, Lisa Shaffer, chooses the characters based on library events or authors’ birthdays. Each costume takes about two hours for her to make, and Shaffer asks a pal to call the kitty’s name while she snaps pics. “He sees me take the camera out and is like, ‘Oh, a photo shoot? I’m ready,’” Shaffer says. The fashionable feline has donned hundreds of costumes so far. Says Shaffer: “He has more outfits than me.” —Elizabeth Hilfrank Superhigh Snooze Playa Guiones, Costa Rica Talk…