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National Geographic KidsNational Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids August 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
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national geographic kids

Editor in Chief and Vice President, Kids Magazines & Digital Rachel Buchholz Vice President, Visual Identity Eva Absher-Schantz Design Director, Magazines Eileen O’Tousa-Crowson Editorial Kay Boatner, Senior Editor / Digital Producer; Allyson Shaw, Associate Editor / Digital Producer Photo Shannon Hibberd, Senior Photo Editor; Hillary Leo, Contributing Photo Editor Production Sean Philpotts, Director Digital Laura Goertzel, Director; Tirzah Weiskotten, Video Manager PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PARTNERS, LLC Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Rice Chief Executive Officer Gary E. Knell Executive Vice President and General Manager, National Geographic Media David Miller Senior Vice President, Kids Media, Content Jennifer Emmett Advertising Offices Kim Connaghan, Vice President, Publisher (212) 822-7431; Detroit Karen Sarris (248) 368-6304; West Coast Eric Josten (424) 292-5715 International Magazine Publishing Yulia Petrossian Boyle, Senior Vice President; Jennifer Jones, Business Manager; Rossana Stella, Editorial Manager Finance Jeannette Swain, Senior Budget Manager; Tammi Colleary-Loach, Senior Manager, Rights Clearance;…

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weird but true!

Goats snack on poison ivy. A sculptor carved chairs, a table, and a sofa out of chocolate. A German fashion designer makes clothing from milk powder. In Taiwan, garbage trucks blast music to remind people to bring out the trash. AMERICAN IDOL, HERE I COME! Some male mice sing songs to attract mates. A man once blew a bubblegum bubble that was larger than a basketball. Most tornadoes occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Young giraffes sometimes moo. CHECK OUT THE BOOK AND APP! HELGA WIGANDT / SHUTTERSTOCK (IVY); REDMOND DURRELL / ALAMY (MOUSE), COMSTOCK / JUPITERIMAGES (BOW TIE), D. HURST / ALAMY (MICROPHONE), IMAGE DIGITALLY COMPOSED; CORBIS / SUPERSTOCK (TORNADO); FENG YU / ALAMY (TRASH BAG); SHAMSHAD KHAN / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MY SHOT (GIRAFFE)…

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guinness world records

SUPER LONG TAIL You better watch out when Keon the Irish wolfhound starts wagging his tail—because it’s nearly three feet long. The pooch holds the record for the longest tail on a dog, measuring 30.2 inches long. That’s almost the size of an average two-year-old kid! SO. MANY. ICE POPS! This guy’s definitely going to get brain freeze. Kevin Strahle holds the record for the most ice pops eaten in one minute, having scarfed down six of the sweet treats. Strahle’s also the titleholder for nine other extreme-eating challenges, including fastest time to drink a bottle of maple syrup and most powdered doughnuts eaten in three minutes. We’re guessing he’s not a picky eater. MAN JUMPS FROM DRONE Parachute jumping from a plane is so yesterday. Ingus Augstkalns made history when he became the first…

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wild vacation

Salt Hotel TAYKA HOTEL DE SAL WHERE Tahua, Bolivia HOW MUCH About $130 a night WHY IT’S COOL You’ve stayed at hotels made of brick or wood. But salt? Tayka Hotel de Sal is made mostly of salt (sal means salt in Spanish), including some beds—though you’ll sleep with regular mattresses and blankets. The hotel sits on the border of Salar de Uyuni, a prehistoric dried-up lake that’s the world’s biggest salt flat. Builders use the salt from the over 4,000-square-mile flat to make the bricks and glue them together with a paste of wet salt that hardens when it dries. When rain starts to dissolve the hotel, it’s no problem: The owners just mix up more salt paste to strengthen the bricks. COOL THINGS ABOUT BOLIVIA During rainy summer months, Bolivia’s Salar de…

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bet you didn't know!

1 Tigers can eat more than 80 pounds of meat in one meal—that’s like eating 70 T-bone steaks! 2 Cats see 6 times better at night than humans. 3 A big cat’s sense of smell is 20 times stronger than a human’s. 4 Each species of big cat has a unique coat for camouflage. 5 Most big cats roar; most small cats purr. 6 The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. 7 A cheetah can accelerate faster than a race car. 8 A puma is also called a mountain lion, a panther, and a cougar. For more fun facts, watch Things You Wanna Know. natgeokids.com/august…

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awesome 8 

1 FOR THE BIRDS WHAT Boulders Beach WHERE Simon’s Town, South Africa WHY IT’S BIZARRE You might expect to see penguins on an icy coast. But these birds like it hot! African penguins splash in the warm waters of this national park next to 540-million-year-old granite boulders. 2 HIDE-AND-BEACH WHAT Hidden Beach WHERE Marieta Islands, Mexico WHY IT’S BIZARRE Tucked inside a crater, this spot might have been formed in the early 1900s when the Mexican government was testing military weapons on these then-ninhabited islands. It’s so secluded you can only reach the beach by first swimming through a 40-foot-long rock tunnel. 3 BLACK OUT WHAT Punaluu Black Sand Beach WHERE Big Island, Hawaii WHY IT’S BIZARRE The jet-black sand on this skinny stretch of beach is made up of tiny bits of hardened lava,…

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