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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids May 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
weird but true!

A SEAHORSE SEAHORSE can move its EYES in OPPOSITE directions. FOREST FIRES can travel faster UPHILL than DOWNHILL. SATURN is made partly of HELIUM—the same GAS used to fill PARTY BALLOONS. More than 2 MILLION ANIMALS FLY in AIRPLANES in the United States every year. A QUEEN BEE can lay 2,000 EGGS A DAY in the SPRING. The SMALLEST BONE in the HUMAN BODY is SHORTER than a GRAIN OF RICE. PEACHES and ALMONDS are RELATED. A 56-LEAF CLOVER was discovered in JAPAN. A SAND-CASTLE in MAINE stood as high as a 3-STORY BUILDING. Grab a parent to watch Fast Facts for even more crazy-fun facts. youtube.com/natgeokids BILL KENNEDY/SHUTTERSTOCK (SEAHORSE); TRISTAN3D/SHUTTER-STOCK (SATURN); WESTEND61/SUPERSTOCK (RICE); SUPERSTOCK RF/SUPERSTOCK (CLOVER); CREATAS/PHOTOLIBRARY (SANDCASTLE)…

1 min.
guinness world records

SUPER-FAST GOAT Looking like a white-and-black blur, Ninja the goat ran across the backs of 26 people in just 9.4 seconds to set the record for the fastest goat to climb over a human tunnel. Ninja’s not just speedy—he’s also flexible. The talented animal is trained in both yoga and acrobatics. Wonder what his backflip looks like. DANCING ROBOTS Robots are taking over—the dance floor, that is! In Rome, Italy, 1,372 robots waved their arms and stomped their feet to set the record for the most robots dancing at the same time. The 1.3-foot-tall bots were all controlled by a single smartphone that programmed their moves. The song that got them grooving? “Another Day of Sun” from the movie La La Land. LONGEST CAKE Talk about a berry delicious treat. Pastry chefs in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, France,…

1 min.
all about money

The $20 bill is the most widely counterfeited note in the United States. In India, the slang term for the amount of 100,000 rupees is peti, or suitcase. You might need one to carry that much money! During Chinese New Year, many families make offerings to the Chinese god of wealth, Cai-Shen. King Tut appears on the Egyptian 1-pound coin. A collection in the Smithsonian Institution has 750,000 pieces of paper money. Canadian banknotes come with raised dot patterns for visually impaired people. Guatemala’s currency is named the quetzal, after the national bird. A janitor at a German library found and turned in a box of rare coins thought to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. MONEY TIP! ANY TIME YOU BUY SOMETHING ON SALE, PUT WHAT YOU SAVED IN YOUR PIGGY BANK. CHONES/SHUTTERSTOCK ($20 BILL); THOMAS MARENT/MINDEN PICTURES…

1 min.
bet you didn’t know!

1 MARS has 2 small MOONS. 2 A YEAR ON MARS lasts nearly twice as long as one on Earth. 3 The average TEMPERATURE on Mars is -81˚F. 4 You could JUMP 3 TIMES HIGHER on Mars than on Earth. 5 It takes 6 to 11 MONTHS for a spacecraft to TRAVEL from Earth to Mars. 6 By the 2040s, astronauts might VISIT MARS. 7 From Mars’s surface, the SKY is the color of BUTTERSCOTCH. 8 One VOLCANO on the planet is about 3 TIMES TALLER than Mount Everest. 9 Mars is nicknamed THE RED PLANET because it’s covered in RED DUST. CHECK OUT THE BOOK!…

1 min.
by the numbers

SAHARA STATS The Sahara, a desert in northern Africa, is one of the driest places on the planet. Slather on some sunscreen and grab a few cool facts about this hot spot. TEMPERATURE CAN RISE HIGHER THAN 122°F SIZE 3.47 MILLION SQUARE MILES COVERAGE 6% OF THE WORLD’S LAND AREA THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES WOULD FIT INSIDE THE SAHARA WITH ROOM TO SPARE. LOCATION COVERS MOST OF NORTH AFRICA, SPREADING ACROSS 11 AFRICAN COUNTRIES: LIBYA, ALGERIA, EGYPT, TUNISIA, CHAD, MOROCCO, ERITREA, NIGER, MAURITANIA, MALI, AND SUDAN RAINFALL LESS THAN 3 INCHES A YEAR HEIGHT SAND DUNES CAN RISE AS HIGH AS 600 FEET. CHECK OUT THE BOOK! CHANTAL DE BRUIJNE/SHUTTERSTOCK (SAHARA); MARTIN WALZ (MAP)…

2 min.
amazing animals

Orca Steals Boat Vancouver Island, Canada As onlookers watched an unmanned sailboat glide around the harbor, they wondered if ghosts were steering the ship. But it wasn’t a supernatural force: It was a super-sneaky orca. The killer whale—known as TO73B to scientists—was pulling the boat by swimming with the anchor rope in its mouth. Orca researcher Josh McInnes says his team of scientists has often spotted T073B playing with crab traps and buoys, so they figured the whale was probably investigating the rope when he started pulling the sailboat. “Top predators like orcas are curious because they have to explore their environment in search of prey,” McInnes says. T073B played with the boat for about five minutes before releasing the rope and then leaping out of the water. Although the orca caused some damage…