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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids September 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
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Frequency:
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in this issue

1 min.
weird but true!

Porphyrophobia is the fear of purple. SEAN GLADWELL / ALAMY (GLASS EYE); WILDESTANIMAL / SHUTTERSTOCK (SHARK); CREATIVE CROP / GETTY IMAGES (TOILET PAPER); LOMELIND / SHUTTERSTOCK (BLUE TILE); CS333 / SHUTTERSTOCK (GOAT); ERIK LAM / SHUTTERSTOCK (SHEEP); NITO / SHUTTERSTOCK (BEARD BACKGROUND); JAY SUMNER / NG STAFF (GUM AND WRAPPER); MARTINLUBPL / SHUTTERSTOCK (GUM BACKGROUND); MAGRATH / FOLSOM / GETTY IMAGES (CLOUDS)…

1 min.
guinness world records

HUGEST DOG EVER A dog drinking from the kitchen sink might sound weird—unless you’re Zeus, the tallest dog ever. About the height of an average five-year-old kid, Zeus needed a lot of water to wash down all his food. Every day the gentle giant ate about 12 cups of dry and two cans of wet dog food, plus chicken or scrambled eggs. If all that food made him sleepy, he just headed to a bedroom to snooze on his own full-size mattress. FLYING MAN This is no bird or plane. Fraser Corsan holds the record for the fastest speed in a wingsuit: 246.6 miles an hour! That’s faster than some helicopters. A wingsuit has extra material between the arms and legs that increases a skydiver’s lift, enabling the daredevil to “fly.” Corsan gained…

1 min.
bet you didn’t know!

BIG WINNERS! Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the National Geographic Geo Championships: Nihar Janga (right), 14, from Austin, Texas, won the GeoBee; and fifth-graders (from left) Alex Jun, Natanel Rozic, Jeremiah Pierre, and Victor Jimenez, from Flushing, New York, took the top prize in the GeoChallenge with their idea to remove plastic from the Hudson River. Go online to learn more about the Geo Championships. natgeokids.com/geochampionships Ask your teacher to register your school for the 2020 Geo Championships by December 2019! FEDOR SELIVANOV / SHUTTERSTOCK (TOWER); MARK THIESSEN / NG STAFF (GEO CHAMPIONSHIPS)…

1 min.
all about money

MONEY TIP! ASK FOR YOUR STORE CHANGE OR ALLOWANCE IN LARGE BILLS. RESEARCH SHOWS PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO SPEND LARGE BILLS THAN SMALL ONES. © THE PERTH MINT (GOLD COIN); AFP / GETTY IMAGES (NUEVO SOL); SUSAN LAW CAIN / DREAMSTIME (VAMPIRE NOTE); MICHAEL SELEZNEV / ALAMY (SQUIRREL NOTE); DAVID DOTY (PLAYING CARDS); RON NICKEL / DESIGN PICS / CORBIS (ROMAN COINS); COURTESY FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO (WATERMELON NOTE); KENNETH MEDEIROS (RUST QUARTER); KELLEY MILLER / NG STAFF (PIGGY BANK)…

1 min.
amazing animals pig in boots!

Thirsk, England Most pigs love wallowing in the mud. But not Cinders. As a piglet, she refused to walk in mud, sometimes even shaking with fear if she couldn’t find a way around a puddle. The solution? Boots! Owner Andrew Keeble found that doll-size boots were a perfect fit for Cinders. Each day, she’d run to have them put on, then trot happily through the mud. The boots solved the problem but didn’t explain her strange actions. Veterinarian Bruce Lawhorn thinks it might have been a behavioral response. “If Cinders had sore hoof pads while walking in mud, she might have associated the pain with the mud,” he says. Eventually Cinders outgrew her boots and began to brave the mud bare-hoofed. But she never wanted to roll around in in the soggy stuff.…

1 min.
adopt-an-oryx

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Kamuniak the lioness was supposed to love baby oryx—as lunch meat. Instead she tried to mother multiple African antelopes. Kamuniak (kuhmoo-NYACK) chased off the mother oryx and protected her “babies” from other predators like leopards and cheetahs. But Kamuniak didn’t exactly deserve Mother’s Day cards from appreciative animals: The young oryx didn’t fare well with a lion “mom.” Two of them even managed to escape to their real mothers. Kamuniak’s odd behavior puzzled game wardens and scientists. Lion expert Craig Packer believes she was like a house cat toying with a mouse. “Kamuniak was playful,” Packer says. “But I think she got carried away with her game.” Others think Kamuniak had so much love to give that any baby would do!…