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Mania

August 2019

MANIA is cheeky, cool and in the know - just like our readers! Kids love reading MANIA to keep up to date with what’s hot in gaming, movies, music, celebrities and the latest toy releases.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nextmedia Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

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mania

Editor Dominic Bayley dbayley@nextmedia.com.au Designer Glen Downey Games Editor James O’Connor Junior Writer Sam Williams Contributors Reina Caballero, Hayley Kang National Advertising Manager Donna Mcilwaine dmcilwaine@nextmedia.com.au Tel: +61 2 99016115 Production & Digital Services Manager Jonathan Bishop Publisher/Circulation Director Carole Jones Ad/Production Manager Charles Balyck Procurement Executive Vera Cheung Associate Publisher: Daniel Findlay Executive Chairman: David Gardiner Commercial Director: Bruce Duncan General Manager: Hamish Bayliss…

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20 years of spongebob squarepants!

A SPONGETASTIC START Did you know that the show was based off an educational comic book called ‘The Intertidal Zone” by creator, Stephen Hillenburg, which had a talking sponge? A co-worker saw the comic and said: “This should be your own show.” MEMORABLE SPONGEBOB SAYINGS SPONGEBOB: “REMEMBER, LICKING DOORKNOBS IS ILLEGAL ON OTHER PLANETS!” SPONGEBOB: “CAN I BE EXCUSED FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?” PATRICK: “I CAN’T HEAR YOU, IT’S TOO DARK IN HERE.” SPONGEBOB: “CHEER UP, SQUIDWARD! IT COULD BE WORSE.” PATRICK: “YEAH, YOU COULD BE BALD AND HAVE A BIG NOSE.” HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SPONGEBOB? HOW MANY FRECKLES DOES SPONGEBOB HAVE ON EACH CHEEK? WHAT DOES SPONGEBOB’S DRIVER’S LICENSE STATE THAT HIS DATE OF BIRTH IS? WHAT STREET DOES SPONGEBOB LIVE ON? SPONGEBOB IS AFRAID OF THE DARK AND WHAT? SPONGEBOB IS THE ONLY MAIN CHARACTER TO…

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rock ‘n’ rollins

SETH’S STATS Real Name: Colby Lopez Age: 32 WWE Debut: 2010 From: Iowa, U.S. Height: 1.85m Weight: 98kg Fave drink: Coffee Big move: Ripcord Knee Accolades: 2x World Heavyweight Champ, 1x Universal Champ, many more! CAFE CHAMPION Earlier this year Seth Rollins opened his very own coffee shop in his hometown! He’s a big coffee drinker and a big traveller and after struggling to find a place back home that served brews as good as some he’d drunk in his travels he just decided to open one himself! ATHLETES OF SHIELD Seth was one-third of the massively popular stable The Shield, alongside Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. This formidable fighting trio debuted in 2012 and constantly brought the beatdown until they officially broke up earlier this year! MANIA: WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE AS UNIVERSAL CHAMP? Seth: “My most immediate goal is to just be…

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x-tra x-men

BLOB Real Name: Frederick Dukes Powers: Super strength, super durability, solid skin This bad dude has a less than flattering name and is mega chubby. But despite his larger than average size he’s kept up with the X-Men heaps of times and has even held his own against multiple heroes at once! He also appeared in both X-Men Origins and: Wolverine and X-Men: Apocalypse. IT’S NOT EASY BEING BLUE It seems like Marvel has a thing for blue high-profile mutants; three of the most popular mutants all share the same colour scheme! Beast, Nightcrawler and Mystique, created in 1975, 1963 and 1978 respectively have proved to be fan favourites for decades and continue to feature in movies, comics and cartoons! NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER Real Name: Namor McKenzie Powers: Underwater abilities, super strength, super speed, hydrokinesis Billed as Marvel’s first…

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pet pals! famous furry friends

DOLLY THE SHEEP Dolly was the first mammal ever to be successfully cloned from an existing sheep! She was born on 5 July 1996 in Scotland and later had six of her own little lambs! Her code name was “6LL3”! ALEX THE PARROT Alex was an African Grey parrot who was super smart! He had many talents like speaking and recognising shapes, numbers and even colours! How impressive! TAMA THE CAT Tama was a stationmaster for the Kishi train station in Japan! She was very popular with tourists, and her job was to greet passengers! Her name means “ball” in Japanese! JUNIPER THE FOX Juniper is a sassy but sweet domesticated fox from the U.S! She lives with a bunch of other friends, like Moose the dog and Peach the sugar glider! She’s an Instagram sensation with…

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seoul-ful south korea!

K-POP TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM From BTS being labeled as the “World’s Biggest Boyband” to BLACKPINK performing at Coachella 2019, the world has surely embraced the Korean genre of music. With catchy choruses, upbeat melodies, and energetic performances from K-Pop idols, it’s difficult to resist bopping along to these tunes! “BANG” CULTURE “Bang” (pronounced as “bahng”) means “room” and in South Korea there are many different types of them for leisure activities. There are jjimjilbang (saunas), noraebang (karaoke), PC bang (internet cafes) and DVD bang (movie rooms). Can’t decide what to do? Go to a multibang! You can choose from playing computer/ video games, watching movies, singing on karaoke, and many other activities while feasting on snacks with friends! “BANCHAN” SIDE DISHES No Korean meal is complete without sides to fill you up! Korean…

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