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National Geographic Kids November 2019

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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
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
guinness world records

MINI-HORSE These are some small shoes to fill—horseshoes, that is. Twenty-two inches tall at the shoulders, Bombel is the smallest living male horse. That’s less than half the size of a baseball bat. Bombel is tiny, but there’s an even tinier female horse: Thumbelina, who’s five inches shorter. MOVING TOILET Is your toilet running? Colin Furze’s is! The world’s fastest motorized toilet can travel up to nearly 54 miles an hour. The contraption is actually a scooter outfitted with a motorcycle engine. Furze sits on a toilet and steers the vehicle with the scooter’s handlebars. Wonder which he uses to get his fellow motorists’ attention: honks or flushes? HAIR STANDS STRAIGHT UP This is one hair-raising guy! Kazuhiro Watanabe of Japan holds the record for the tallest Mohawk, measuring more than three and a half…

1 min.
sports funnies

2 min.
awesome 8

1 SUIT OF ARMOR Don’t mess with this distant relative of the armadillo, which lived about two and a half million to 10,000 years ago. About the size of a small car, Glyptotherium had a serious shield against predators: its superhard shell. It also had a powerful tail it could swing like a club. 2 DEADLY BITE Thylacoleo, the largest known carnivorous mammal in Australia, went extinct about 45,000 years ago. The predator had sharp teeth and a powerful bite, and though it ran on four legs, it might have been able to stand on two. The creature was also a marsupial; newborns developed in their mothers’ pouches. 3 TINY PRIMATE Weighing just one ounce, Tinimomys was so little it could’ve sat on the end of your nose. Tinier than the smallest primates alive today,…

2 min.
amazing animals

ALPACA “SHOPS” FOR GLASSES Hennebont, France When an alpaca strolled into an eyeglass store, it made a real spectacle. (Get it?) The local animal had wandered away from its nearby home before entering the whooshing doors of the glasses shop. “The alpaca seemed fascinated by all the mirrors and colorful posters,” says Pierre-Yves Nicolas, a photographer who snapped pics of the fleecy browser. The alpaca’s body language, like its wide-open eyes and forward-facing ears, show that it was feeling alert and curious—not frightened, says Nikki Maticic, an alpaca keeper at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Employees at the shop quickly locked the doors as the alpaca browsed the selection for about half an hour. Soon the animal was picked up by the local police and taken home—without a new pair of alpaca-size eyeglasses. —Kitson Jazynka Cockatoo Makes…

3 min.
personality quiz

Fur, whiskers, scales, wings—this Special Pets Issue has ’em all. The next 14 pages are crammed with silly pet tricks, weird-but-true dog and cat facts, and behind-the-scenes heroics from human animal helpers. Plus find out more about Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas, a new book about a power-hungry hamster that thinks he and his rescue-animal friends are Greek gods. But first, take this personality quiz to see which type of pet—and which Zeus character—you’re most like. So sit, stay, and start flipping! YOUR RESULTS If these descriptions don’t match your personality, don’t worry. These questions are just for fun. You’re a dog! Dogs are arguably the friendliest pets. Like dogs, you love meeting new people and spending time with your very best humans, er, friends. You enjoy being the center…

4 min.
6 silly pet tricks

1 Llama Leaps Over Bar Porthmadog, Wales Caspa the llama’s not good at watching—he likes to be part of the action. “He was observing our dogs jump over hurdles,” owner and dog trainer Sue Williams says. “Then I heard him make a humming noise, which llamas do sometimes when they’re not impressed. It was as if he was thinking, ‘I can do better than that!’” So Williams decided to use her dog training methods to teach Caspa to jump over bars too. With a lot of training—and some carrots as a reward—Caspa eventually cleared a hurdle nearly four feet tall. “He’s an absolute show-off,” Williams says. 2 Rabbit Plays Basketball Los Angeles, California Before he goes to bed at night, Bini the Holland lop tries to make a slam dunk. If the rabbit misses, he…