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National Geographic Kids June/July 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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United States
National Geographic Society
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1 min.
weird but true!

Some parrots dance when they hear pop music. Your“funny bone” is actually a nerve, not a bone. People compete to make the ugliest face at England’s World Gurning Contest. Extreme cold and heat can feel the same. Grab a parent to watch Weirdest, Bestest, Truest for more crazy-fun facts. youtube.com/natgeokids A woman crossed the Niagara Falls gorge walking on a tightrope wearing baskets on her feet. There is a place called Roach, Missouri. Winds on Saturn can gust up to 1,118 miles an hour—that’s twice the speed of a passenger jet. It would take a stack of 2,220 cupcakes to reach the top of the Washington Monument. MARTIN HARVEY / KIMBALL STOCK (PARROT); JONATHAN HALLING / NG STAFF (NERVE); BETTMANN / CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES (TIGHTROPE WALKER), BURKE / TRIOLO / BRAND X PICTURES / JUPITERIMAGES (GOLD FRAME), IMAGE DIGITALLY…

1 min.
guinness world records

BIG CHOCOLATE Get out your toothbrush. The world’s largest chocolate bar weighs more than 12,770 pounds, nearly as much as about 132,000 average candy bars. Created by pouring buckets of the melted mixture into a 13-foot-by-13-foot mold, the chocolate wasn’t just a tasty treat. Pieces were chipped off and sold for charity. Another treat for the volunteers was that they went home smelling like chocolate! LOOOOOOOOONG NOSE This guy definitely nose he’s special. Mehmet Ozyurek of Turkey has a 3.46-inch sniffer, the longest on record. Measured from the bridge to the tip, the schnoz is longer than a toothpick. Wonder if he can smell that dinner is ready before anyone else? RACING SHEEP Lamborghini the sheep is always ahead of the herd. He’s won 165 out of 179 sheep races, the most ever. A jockey—a…

1 min.
wild vacation

Airplane Hotel HOTEL COSTA VERDE 727 FUSELAGE HOME WHERE Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica HOW MUCH $260 to $790 a night WHY IT’S COOL Ever fallen asleep on a plane? Not like this you haven’t! The 727 Fuselage Home is a real Boeing 727 jet that overlooks the Pacific Ocean 50 feet below. Separate from the main 70-room hotel, this special suite includes a cockpit sitting area and real airplane windows in your bedroom. From the deck perched on the plane’s right wing, you might encounter howler monkeys swinging from trees, as well as toucans, sloths, and iguanas. Off the left wing you can watch the ocean, which you can access from a spiral staircase leading down to the beach. This hotel really has earned its wings. COOL THINGS ABOUT COSTA RICA Costa Rican calico…

2 min.
awesome 8

1 LIGHT METER The slit-like pupils in domestic cats’ eyes provide a distinct look, but they also have a purpose. Cats are active both day and night, and their eyes can adjust to all light settings. Their pupils are round when letting in lots of light and become slits to let in less. 2 KEEP AN EYE OUT Not only do goats like this ibex have horizontal, rectangular-shaped pupils, they can rotate their peepers 50 degrees—10 times more than humans can—to keep those slits parallel with the ground. This helps them spot predators while they’re grazing. 3 ALLSEEING EYE Don’t try to sneak up on a chameleon: This remarkable reptile has eyes on the back of its head! Well, practically. A chameleon can independently rotate and focus each eye, giving it almost 360-degree vision. So…

2 min.
amazing animals

WANT TO RACE? Turtle Walks with Wheels Baltimore, Maryland When a wild eastern box turtle arrived at the Maryland Zoo with a broken bottom shell, caretakers wondered how to help. The vets could fix the fracture, but how would they keep the shell off the ground to heal? That’s when a vet student had an idea: a wheelchair made of Legos. He sent sketches to a Lego-loving friend, and the two created a design while the vets performed surgery on the turtle. A few weeks later, the zoo’s medical team used putty to attach the DIY wheelchair to the edges of the turtle’s top shell. “The minute we put the chair on, the turtle took off,” lead veterinarian Ellen Bronson says. “You could tell it was feeling better.” The turtle will rest in an…

6 min.
what’s so funny?

Do you ever feel like your dog is laughing at you? Research suggests maybe it is! Dogs make huffing noises that scientists think is essentially doggy laughter. They make the sound when they’re inviting another animal or person to play. They also make it when they’re tossing a toy around by themselves. Gorillas, orangutans, and rats are among other animals that laugh. But does the ability to giggle mean these creatures have a sense of humor? No one knows for sure, but researchers are working to answer the question. Check out seven stories and decide for yourself if these animals’ antics mean they find things funny. 1 TRICKY FOXES Can a two-pound ball of fluff play a practical joke? Fennec fox keepers at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, think so. They’ve…