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National Geographic Kids March 2019

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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weird but true!

Bees can be GREEN, BLUE, or RED. The Earth spins so FAST that someone standing at the EQUATOR would be traveling at about 1,000 MILES an . The offspring of a whale and a dolphin is a wholphin. A ball of twine in Kansas weighs more than 19,000 pounds and could stretch halfway across the United States. 321 is the area code for where the space shuttle used to blast off in Florida. Humans can make 10,000 DIFFERENT facial expressions. Giraffes have very high BLOOD PRESSURE to pump blood up their LONG NECKS. A rattlesnake’s rattle is made of the same material as your fingernails. The average American eats about 5,000 bananas in a lifetime. Grab a parent to watch Fast Facts for even more crazy-fun facts. youtube.com/natgeokids MARK THIESSEN / NG STAFF (GLOBE); © TODD PUSSER / MINDEN PICTURES…

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incredible animal friends

LABRADOR RETRIEVER HEIGHT 21 to 24 inches WEIGHT 55 to 80 pounds ORIGIN Newfoundland, Canada CLAIM TO FAME With webbed feet and strong tails, Labs are great swimmers. They were first bred to retrieve fishing nets from the water. FUN TO KNOW Some Labs work with rescue teams to save people trapped by avalanches, floods, or other natural disasters. Tampa Bay, Florida Whenever Kasi the cheetah wanted Mtani the Labrador retriever’s attention, he chirped like a baby bird. Mtani responded by chasing Kasi’s tail. “They absolutely loved spending time together,” says zoologist Mike Boos of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, where the friends lived. The animals were introduced shortly after Kasi was abandoned by his mother. Caregivers brought over Mtani from an animal shelter and began supervising playdates for the pair. The duo spent most of their days cuddling,…

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guinness world records

THIS GUY ROCKS How do you stay awake while rocking in a rocking chair for 75 hours and three minutes? If you’re Suresh Joachim, who holds the record for the longest time rocking in a rocking chair, you talk to your family, play guitar, and read about golf. And you definitely don’t listen to any lullabies! CAT BALANCES DICE Cat’s got your tongue—er, dice? Bibi the cat holds the title for the most dice stacked on a cat’s paw, balancing 10 on one paw. Bibi’s owner, Siew Lian Chui, achieved the feat by carefully stacking the dice on the feline’s paw while Bibi relaxed on the floor. In addition to balancing objects, the kitty can also grasp 13 playing cards with one paw. Now someone just needs to teach him how to play…

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by the numbers

Although we don’t see space junk in the sky, it’s there. Millions of pieces of debris are floating around Earth just beyond the clouds, farther than the eye can see. Read on to find out what’s up there. 1965 Year astronaut Ed White lost one of his gloves during a space walk 20,000+ Pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting Earth MILLIONS Pieces of debris that are so small they can’t be tracked 500 MILES Distance most space junk floats above Earth’s surface 17,500 MPH Speed that objects travel through space. At this high speed, even the tiniest piece of junk can be a serious hazard. Space shuttle windows have been damaged by pieces as small as a fleck of paint! 500,000 Pieces of debris the size of a marble or larger 9 Number of telescopes the United States Air Force uses to track…

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amazing animals

Polar Bear Checks In Svalbard, Norway What’s the best part of staying at a hotel? If you’re a polar bear, it’s the free breakfast! When Malin Stark arrived one morning to the Arctic hotel she manages, she heard an odd rustling sound coming from inside a storage room. Apparently a polar bear had broken in the night before and was trapped inside! The door had closed while the bear was scarfing down two bags of food scraps and some dark chocolate.“It just did what bears do—followed its nose,” polar bear expert Tom Smith says. Thinking quickly, Stark called the local government for help. But the sound of the rescue helicopter was enough to convince the bear to free itself. So it squeezed through a small window and headed back to the wild. Guess this…

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how to speak gorilla

Keepers entering the gorilla enclosure at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio often hear a noise that sounds like a babbling human. But it’s just Mac, a western lowland gorilla. The ape greets his caregivers by making long, low grumbling sounds, gorilla-speak for “Hi, there!” When keepers exit the area in the evening, he makes a similar sound as if to say “Good night.” Mac isn’t just making noise. Gorillas like him have things to say. And if you pick up a little gorilla language, you just might understand them. “Apes are excellent communicators,” Columbus Zoo curator Audra Meinelt says. And sound isn’t the only way gorillas “talk.” They use movements and even body odor to get their point across. It’s no wonder experts think gorillas are among the most advanced animal communicators…

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