National geographic kids june 2013
National geographic kids june 2013
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We love celebrating our birthday at NG KIDS. We always
have a brightly decorated and delicious cake. This year it
was made by Shounees, our editorial assistant. You can
see it in glorious close-up detail on page 44. Cake is what
Shounees likes best about birthdays!
Lulama like surprises on her birthday, so she enjoyed our
surprise when we tried blowing out the candles on the cake:
they were the trick kind that keep lighting up again!
Lisel likes presents best about birthdays and true to
form she has organised a bonanza month of giveaways
for you – one every day! Turn to page 12 for our amazing
birthday giveaway calendar.
Monique likes being a princess on her birthday, and on
page 18 you’ll see the ways children from nine different
countries are made to feel special on their birthday.
I like doing something special on my birthday, like having a
party or going out for a meal. You can celebrate our birthday
by joining us at the screening of Monsters University. Turn to
page 33 for details. In the midst of all the celebrations,
don’t forget Dad. It’s Father’s Day on
16 June. Check out the
small chest of drawers we
made for him on page 47.
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Assume take-off position as Rocket Monkeys, a funny new
animated series about monkeys
in space, blasts off on Nickelodeon!
This fun TV series introduces the universe to brothers
Gus and Wally, a pair of hapless “monkeynauts” assigned
to carry out important missions. They cause more
intergalactic chaos than they could ever prevent! With
angry aliens, criminal masterminds and black holes to
battle, space is definitely a place for heroes. When no
heroes are available, the cosmos call on Gus and Wally!
Starved for interstellar adventure (or bananas), the
Rocket Monkeys boldly go where no ape has gone before.
Although these brothers may not be the brightest in the
bunch, that won’t stop them from trying their best to
save the galaxy!
Tune in to Rocket Monkeysevery Saturday
and Sundayat 9.35a.m. on Nickelodeon
(DStv Channel 305) from 18 May 2013.
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Now you can send us photos, drawings
and letters especially for this page!
You can also send questions about your
pet to our NG KIDS vet.
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The Chow Chow comes from China
where it was known as the Songshi
Quan, which means puffy lion dog.
They often have blue or purple
tongues, black mouths and lips that
touch, but do not overlap.
A few Chows were kept in London Zoo
in 1840, with the description “Wild
Dogs of China”.
Q: Why doesn’t
my parrot talk?
If you have
scaled), ask our
local NG KIDS vet,
A: Just because a parrot can talk, doesn’t
mean it will! Much depends on the species you
have. In some the male speaks and in others the
female. Be patient and remember most breeds
mimic sounds rather than talk, so to them
making the sound of the microwave bell is like
How to prepare fo r yo ur
dog’s birthday party
Tre at your small dog to a spa treatment.
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We would love to meet your pets!
Step 1: Set the date!
If your dog was adopted,
choose the date you got
him or estimate when
Step 2: Make up a list of
your dog’s friends. You’ll have
to address the invitation to
the owner, but you can invite
the dogs, too!
Step 3: If you are brave
enough to have it at home,
prepare a room by clearing
away anything breakable.
Decorate with banners and
photographs of your dog.
Step 4: Lay a table of
treats for the humans and one
for the guests. If you make a
birthday cake for the dogs it
must not include any chocolate.
Step 5: The best parties
have games like obstacle races
and a tail-wagging contest.
Carla always wanted a dog to love,
to cuddle and to play with. On her
eighth birthday in November 2012
she was surprised with a Maltese
puppy. She was so excited, she could
not thank me enough. Immediately
the puppy got a name – Bubbles.
Bubbles is part of the family, loved
and played with every day. Bubbles
sometimes does not know he has
legs and paws because he is carried
around most of the day. He has his
own bed and lots of toys. He is taken
out for walks daily, given treats all
the time and enjoys lying on his back
so we can rub his tummy. Bubbles
does not like going to the vet for
check-ups. He’s scared of the bigger
dogs in the waiting room. Bubbles
had his first Christmas last year and
we even bought him a present. -
Carla Philander, 8, Cape Town
Chelsea became a part of our family in December 2011 , a
few months after our Jack Russel passed on. She is a golden
retriever and is 18 months old. Chelsea is so intelligent. She
plays dead to form a decoy when she wants to grab a toy
from you and when she gets into trouble, she gives you that
sweet innocent look that makes your heart melt.
- Alika, 11, and Nikhil Maharaj, 8, Centurion, Pretoria
South Florida, America
This is one two-faced cat. Venus’s unique mug is divided down the
middle – one side is jet black and the other is light orange.
Why does Venus have such a dramatic look? Every animal’s
body contains sets of genes passed down from parents. These
microscopic molecules determine how the animal will look,
including the colour of its skin, hair or fur. “The genes that
decide fur colour might have come together in an unusual way in
Venus,” cat researcher Leslie Lyons says. “This might have led to
her odd colouring”.
Even though Venus doesn’t look like a regular cat, she
certainly acts like one. The kitty enjoys sneaking food from the
dogs’ bowls and scampering after toys. According to Venus’s
owner, she also gives lots of cuddles and kisses. Who wouldn’t
want to come face to face with this cool cat?
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are two different
colours as well. Green
or yellow is typical
for cats. Experts think
Venus’s genes also
caused one of her eyes
to be blue.
me with a
cube. oCtopus unties knots
seeing-eye hor se
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False Bay, Western Cape
This octopus must have big brains – and an even bigger appetite.
The animal figured out how to untie wires holding down a
canister of food so it could get the grub.
Hoping to attract and observe fish, scientists had tied a
sardine-filled container to a metal pole and lowered it to the
seabed. Fish immediately swarmed the area. Then the octopus
glided over. It wound its strong arms around the knots and
pulled until they loosened. When one knot was too tight, the
cephalopod cut it with its razor-sharp beak. It still had a free
arm to fend off a cat shark that was also trying to score
Once the octopus freed the container, it swam off with its prize.
“We were floored,” says marine biologist Lauren de Vos, University
of Cape Town whose team set up the container and watched the
heist. “But these animals are smart and skilled with their arms. And a
snack is great motivation”. To see the octopus in action, go to http://vimeo.
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Williamston, Michigan, america
When Mona ramouni walks down the street, she’s accompanied by an
unusual crossing guard – a miniature horse named Cali. The animal lets
ramouni know when they’ve reached a kerb by tapping her hoof three times
and won’t move forward until it’s safe for both of them to cross. Mona is
blind and it’s Cali’s job to lead her as a guide dog would.
The 75 centimetre-tall Cali had months of training before becoming
a guide horse. now she
helps Mona navigate busy
streets. she also leads
Mona to classes at her
university and stands
patiently by her owner’s desk during the lessons. At the grocery
shop she finds the aisles Mona wants to visit. “Cali makes sure
I get my favourite cooldrink by guiding my hand to the right
bottle,” she says. Miniature horses are as sharp as dogs and
since they live longer they can work with their owners for many
more years. They’re also easy to care for. Cali does demand one
luxury: she likes getting her hooves trimmed. “Cali works hard,”
Mona says. “she deserves the spa treatment!”
By michelle harris and julie Beer
bolt Co ntains
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across water clinging to
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Go online to kids.nationalgeographic.com/videos
for more about Guinness World Records.
Changing a tyre on
this bike requires a
lot of muscle. Wouter
van den Bosch built
the heaviest pedal
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at 750 kilograms. It
takes a lot of effort
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It looked like a giant
1 150 people weren’t
snoozing on these
mattresses – they
were toppling like dominoes. Outside a furniture
shop in Germany, volunteers each held a mattress
upright until the one in front of them gently
knocked them over, like a chain of dominoes. Maybe
they all took a nap afterwards.
Watch out, LeBron James! Zac the macaw
might give you some competition. The bird can
slam-dunk a ball 22 times in one minute, the
most by a parrot. Grabbing a light plastic ball
with his beak, Zac throws it into a tiny hoop
until he’s so excited that his featherless face
turns bright red. His owners trained him
by rewarding him with bird treats.
Talk about jumping, um, dunking
There are 17
macaw species in
R An orphaned baby finds help from
humans before returning to the wild.
© arco images gmbh / alamy (big picture); donna robinson (newborn, two skunks)
By Kitson JazynKa Separated from her mother,a
distressed infant skunk squeaks on
the side of a busy road.the summer
sun in texas,america,scorches the
pavement.Cars race past.Dangerous
fire ants swarm nearby.
a woman notices the helpless black-and-white
baby.she scoops her up and takes her
home.Within two days she realises the wild
animal needs more help than she can give.she
delivers the orphan in a shoe box to a local
the staff at Wichita Falls animal services
Center in america calls Mary Kemp,a local
wildlife rehabilitator.she agrees to take on the
care of the baby skunk.Within an hour the
two-and-a-half-week-old kit,dehydrated and
thin with a layer of soft fur,is lying in the palm
of her hand.the infant should be nursing,
tucked into a warm den with her mother and
siblings.instead,she finds a new home with
Mary,who names the little skunk stinky.
Mary creates a bed in a dog crate with a
heating pad underneath to keep the baby
warm.she tries to feed the skunk a healthy
liquid through a nipple attached to a syringe.
stinky squirms and fights.if she doesn’t drink,
the baby in a rocking chair until
stinky finally drinks.they repeat
the meal every three hours and
soon the creature settles in.
“stinky started running toward my
husband whenever she saw him,” Mary
says.the skunk also plays with a kitten toy and
rolls around with a tiny stuffed fish.
When stinky’s big enough to start solid
food,Mary offers her scrambled eggs.the
skunk spits out the eggs at first,but soon
gets the hang of it.Later,Mary mixes tasty
mealworms into the eggs.it’s a good start
for an animal that eats plants, insects, worms,
small snakes and eggs in the wild.
a NEw HomE
now five weeks old, stinky will have
a better chance of survival in the
wild if she bonds with another
skunk instead of humans.
another wildlife rehabilitator
in texas has an orphan
skunk close to stinky’s
age. so the skunk travels
200 kilometres to
the home of Donna
chases her around the
stomping her feet.“But
within a day they curled
up together to sleep,”
When they’re eight weeks old,stinky and
Fancy move to a large wire pen outdoors.For
several months Donna feeds them four times
per day.she hides mealworms and crickets in
the dirt so they learn to forage.“they used
to dig and dig with their fat, round paws,”
the skunks also practise defensive
postures.they pick a target,stomp
their feet and threaten with their tails
held high.Donna doesn’t get sprayed.
“But they did let out little toots as they
learned to use their scent glands,” she says.
wild aNd FrEE
one night in January, Fancy claws
a hole in the enclosure and
slips out.stinky is too big
to fit through the hole.“it
was like a jailbreak from a
movie,”Donna says.in the
wild,baby skunks stay with
their mother for up to a year.
Donna sees these young skunks
are ready for freedom. she lets
stinky out of the enclosure and the little
skunk waddles off in search of her friend.
can squirt its
feet. “helpless newborn
growing up fast
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kids still get a special cake with fortune-telling
trinkets or coins inside. Whatever the birthday
boy or girl finds in their slice of cake is supposed
to predict how happy, rich or successful they
will become in life. Sending birthday cards is an
English tradition that started 100 years ago. At
first the cards were meant to say sorry if you
couldn’t be there on the big day.
The Dutch have special birthdays
like 5, 10, 15, 20 and 21 which
they call crown years and are
usually celebrated with an extra
big present! The birthday child’s
chair at the dining room table is
decorated with flowers, balloons
and streamers. Everybody eats
sweet pancakes and little tarts
with delicious fillings. They also
drink lemonade or hot
matthew ackermann (art)
The best thing about a birthday? It may be a party, gifts, cake,
snacks and lots of playtime with friends. Best of all: you get lots of
love. Here are some things people around the world do
to make birthdays special.
BY PIETER VAN DER LUGT
isn’t so common
anymore, but some
BBYY PPIIEETTEERR VVAANN DDEERR LLUUGGTT
n a t i o n a l G e o G r a p h i c K i D S
On a child’s birthday a special
wooden wreath is placed in
the middle of the dining
room table. It has holes for
candles, one for each year,
and in the middle a holder
for a tall, decorated “life
candle”. Someone in the
family lights the candles
at sunrise and they burn
all day. In the evening the
birthday boy or girl blows
out the candles and then a
party with gifts and special
cake begins. Germans
believe it is bad luck to wish
someone happy birthday
even a minute before the big
The Hindu people have a ceremony called
“aarti” which they also perform for a child on
a birthday. They give the birthday child an
oil lamp with a burning wick. The child folds
his hands around it to feel the warmth and
energy of the fire, which is a symbol of the
sun and also believed to chase away evil
spirits. Guests sprinkle rice on the child’s
head for prosperity and sing special songs
while feasting on small sweets and cakes.
If the birthday is a school day, the lucky kid
can wear colourful clothes and give chocolate
A Chinese baby’s first party is on his 30th day
already! Everyone celebrates the new member of
the family and the parents serve red-coloured eggs,
chicken, pork and sweet cakes to the guests. They
get things for the home or money from the visitors.
On their child’s first birthday, parents put all kinds
of objects and toys around the baby. The thing the
child picks up, is a clue to what he or she will become
someday. On birthdays each guest also eats at least
one extra long noodle for a long life and good luck.
On 15 November each year a lucky group of kids have a
bonus birthday called shichi-go-san, which means “7-5-3.”
It is for boys and girls who turn three, boys who turn five
and girls who turn seven. This is a reminder of the old
days when many young children died young. The family
gives thanks for the children by dressing them in special
clothes and going to a temple. Afterwards the kids get
long sweets in bags decorated with turtles and cranes.
The sweets, the crane and the turtle are symbols of a
long life. There was a time when all Japanese celebrated
their birthday on the first day of the New Year, but now
they all have their own real birthday.
of the new year,
called Tet, must
be a crazy day
since it’s the
of everyone in the
celebrates the exact
date of their birth and
babies turn one on their
first Tet no matter
when in the previous
year they were born.
On this day children get
red envelopes filled with
“lucky money” from their
parents, family and friends.
In 1893 American sisters Patty and Mildred
Hill wrote a song called “Good Morning
to All”. Patty was a teacher and used the
song in her kindergarten classes. It
later changed to “Happy Birthday
to You”, which is sung around
the world and in many
n a t i o n a l G e o G r a p h i c K i D S 17
One of the best-known birthday
treats in the world must be
the piñata. It’s an animal like
a donkey made from papier
mâché and hung just high
enough so the children at
the party can reach it. The
kids put on blindfolds and
try to hit the piñata until
it breaks. Inside is lots of
sweets, coins and small
toys. Mexicans celebrate
their birthday twice.
First they go to church to
receive a blessing and then
everyone goes home for a
party … and the piñata!
Many African cultures don’t have a tradition of birthday
celebrations, but kids in Ghana get a special breakfast of
“oto”, a savoury patty made from mashed potato mixed
with eggs friend in palm oil. At the proper party later on
they have stew and “kelewele”, which is fried, spiced pieces
of plantain (a bit like a banana). The Ashanti people of Ghana
celebrate their birthday with “krada”, which means “Soul Day”.
This falls on the day they were born (Monday, Tuesday and so on)
in the week of their birth. When they wake up on the big day, they
wash themselves with a special leaf soaked in water overnight. In
the afternoon the birthday kid dresses up, usually in white, and
everyone turns up for a feast. 21
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to face with
like crocodiles, pythons and polar bears, tells
unusual methods of research.
anatomy and ecology
Encounters With Brady Barr
on Nat Geo WILD
rEAD: Crocodile Encounters!
And More True Stories of
Adventures With Animals by
Brady Barr with Kathleen
you can about
a passion and
stay true to
The NG KIDS series
“Dare to Explore”
helps celebrate the
of the National
which was founded in
1888. With a parent’s
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permission, com/125 information.
if you want to catch a 900-kilogram crocodile, you sometimes
have to jump on its back and ride it. I don’t always do things
the normal way – I’ve caught a croc with a ball of string,
tracked great white sharks with remote-controlled helicopters and
even dressed up as a hippo, a crocodile and a baboon to get closer
to animals. I can’t just sit 20 metres away with a camera.
“Once I climbed down a croc burrow in Costa Rica thinking the
sides were just mud walls. Then I realised they weren’t walls at all.
They were crocs covered in mud. I realised this when they suddenly
opened their eyes!
“I’m scared every single day, but being afraid keeps me
safe. You make one mistake and you could lose a part of
your body. But don’t let anyone tell you that you
can’t do something. There’s always a new quest.”
BY C.M. TOMLIN
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SPOIL DAD WITH A
SPECIAL SASKO SNACK
ON FATHER’S DAY AND YOU
CAN WIN YOUR OWN IPAD! Always
ask an adult
for help in the kitchen
when using a stove or
YOU WILL NEED
• 12 slices Sasko Low GI Soy &
• 250 g streaky bacon
• 4 skinless, boneless chicken
• 2 tomatoes (sliced)
• 150 g Emmental cheese (sliced)
COMPETITION CLOSES ON 25 JUNE 2013. | GO TO PAGE 49 FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Show your dad
just how special he is to
you on Sunday
16 June by making him the
Father ’s Day
You can buy a roast
chicken instead of
cooking the chicken
WHAT TO DO
1. Fry or grill the bacon to your liking,
then set aside on some paper towel
Place the chicken breasts on a board,
cover with a layer of cling film and
gently flatten using a rolling pin or
2. Fry the breasts in a pan on medium
heat with a little olive oil or in a little
of the bacon fat until they are cooked
through and slightly browned. Set
aside to cool.
3. Spread a little mayonnaise onto each
piece of bread, place the first four
slices onto plates and top with bacon,
cheese and lettuce. Cover each with
another slice of the bread and layer
with chicken, tomato slices, salt and
pepper and a little more lettuce. Place
the remaining bread slices on top of
each sandwich. Yummy! Serves 4.
any sharp object.
ANSWER THIS EASY
Name the bread used to make this
SMS “NGK FATHER” followed by your
answer, name, surname and e-mail
address to 33970*.
iPad and Sasko branded hamper
2 x Sasko hampers containing a
Carrol Boyes bread bin and Sasko
make your own ta co s
BY KAY BoATNER
The word “taco” hasn’t always been on restaurant
menus. In the 18th century, “tacos” were
gunpowder wrapped in paper that Mexican silver miners used to blast
rock underground. The wrap idea stuck when cooks started calling the
tortillas they stuffed with meat and beans “tacos.” In fact, an early
popular taco dish in Mexico was called tacos de minero, or miner’s
tacos. Read some more filling facts.
Tacos are crunchy sandwiches. The tortilla is like the bread, which you can stuff with anything you want!
Let a parent help you to create a yummy taco.
12 3 4 Warm a frying pan over
medium heat. Cook 700
grams of mincemeat ,
turkey, or chicken for 6 to 8
Add 1 teaspoon of cumin
and ¾ teaspoon of salt .
Stir occasionally for
2 to 3 minutes.
Fill 8 taco shells with the
meat and top with 1 diced
avocado, ½ cup of sour
cream and ½ cup of salsa.
is the Spanish
word for sauce.
It is also a South
comes from the Aztec
or avocado sauce.
is almost white. The
bright orange of the
Cheddar you usually find
in shops comes from
one type of
Taco shells have
been in American
cookbooks only since
1939. Soft tortillas have
been around since the
go onLIne foR oTheR RecIpeS!
REBECCA HALE / NGS STAFF (TACOS); © BILLYFOTO / DREAMSTIME
(SOMBRERO); © MATTHEW ANDREWS / DREAMSTIME (FLAGS)
32 J U N E 2 0 1 3 WorldMags.net
See MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
IN 3-D first with NG KIDS!
It’s our birthday and to celebrate we are offering
you and your family the chance to WIN tickets to
see the hilarious movie Monsters University.
Welcome to campus!
Mike Wazowski is a confident, hard-working monster with goals!
Ever since he was little, or smaller than he is now, he’s had his eye
on studying Scaring at Monsters University(MU). His dream of
joining the elite Scare Program is threatened when hotshot
James P. Sullivan, also known as Sulley, enrolls as well. He’s a
born Scarer and in trouble from the moment he sets his big,
furry feet on campus. But his family legacy and talent can
only get him so far. Mike and James become so competitive
that the no-nonsense Dean Hardscrabble kicks them out of
the Scare Program. Now the two rivals must work together.
The partnership leads them to a group of misfits who have
one thing in common: they’re all Scare Program rejects!
They form the Oozma Kappa(OK) fraternity and are
determined to prove to Hardscrabble that they belong at
MU and in the Scare Program.
When: 19 June 2013 at 5.30 p.m.
Johannesburg: Sandton City
Cape Town: Cavendish
Closing date: 12 June 2013
HOW TO ENTER:
SMS your entries to “NGK MONSTERS” with
your name,surname,age,e-mail address and
preferred viewing city to 33970*.
Only four tickets per family.There are 160
tickets available in Cape Town,188 in Durban
and 164 in Johannesburg. Tickets will be
awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
Free cooldrink and popcorn included.See
page 49 for terms and conditions.
21 JUNE 2013.
DiD you see that? GeNeRaL
RoNiN, M.K. aND NoD.
EPIC is based on characters from
the book The Leaf Men and the Brave
Good Bugs by William Joyce. Director Chris
Wedge got the idea of an unseen universe
from 100-year-old paintings. He imagined tiny
worlds in trees, bushes and gardens.
Animators take hours to design characters,
sculpt and draw from the vast landscapes
to the smallest objects and to pick colours
for each scene. A digital movie has 24
images (or frames) per second and
each image consists of about two
million pixels, which are
little coloured dots.
By SHOUNEES MOOLA
Mary Katherine is a smart,
strong-willed and feisty teen who
thinks her father’s obsession with a
world that we can’t see is ridiculous. She
returns to her childhood home but loses
patience with his endless stories of unseen
people who live in the woods. EPIC tells the story
of a battle taking place in a secret universe of
tiny beings where the forces of good keep the
natural world alive and the forces of evil want
to destroy it. In her backyard M.K. shrinks and
is magically taken to the Leafmen’s world
where she teams up with an elite band
of warriors and a crew of comical
characters to save their
world … and ours!
© 2013 TCFFC. All RighTs ReseRved.
Leafmen are good and Boggans
are bad. General Ronin and his Leafmen
wear armour made from beetle shells, their
weapons are leaf shields and their bow and
arrows are made from twigs. They protect all life
in the forest. Ronin and his Leafmen zoom around
on hummingbirds. Their arch-enemy, Mandrake,
and his Boggans prefer bats! The Boggans live in
Wrathwood. They want to destroy the forest
by killing off everything with poison arrows.
Wherever you see nature rotting that
is where the Boggans have been
battling in the forest.
LET THE BATTLE BEGiN! BUFO is As TOUGH As A TOAD.
QUEEN TARA AND
EPIC’s forest is unlike any we’ve seen
before: tiny seeds are the size of boulders,
rocks are as big as mountains, flowers are
enormous and a butterfly looks like a flying
tapestry. Queen Tara is ruler of Moonhaven and
The Jinn, the people who live there. She floats across
the forest in a dress made of iris petals. Flowers
bloom and bend toward her, while leaves bow to her.
Her most loyal subjects are Mub, a self-assured slug,
and Grub, a snail and wannabe Leafman. The film’s
art director went into a forest to draw, paint and
photograph the scenery. He imagined trees to be
like skyscrapers for someone small and flowers
to be metres tall. Fun fact: Queen Tara’s
expressions and moves were inspired by
singer Beyoncé Knowles, who did
the character’s voice.
M.K. and Nod, the son of General
Ronin, has something in common. Both
don’t get on too well with their dads.
Why? They’re born rebels and adventurers.
Nod soon gets a chance to be a hero and
impress M.K. Their curiosity leads them to two
worlds that are at war. In one of the big battles
the Leafmen, M.K. and Bomba, face Mandrake
and the Boggans. This will decide the fate of
Moonhaven. Professor Bomba and his obsession
with tiny people he’s never seen unite the
Leafmen and Moonhaven with the human
world. It’s all happening in a world as
close as your own backyard.
by Mary Katherine
This fearsome little lady has five easy tips to
make your backyard garden EPiC. Here’s what
• Give it plenty of sunshine–sunny days
make plants feel strong.
• Talk to your plants. Earn their trust and
maybe one day they’ll talk back.
• Learn to love the creepy-crawlies–some of
my best friends are slugs.
• Watch your step–you may be a tiny
• ballerina, but to those budding petunias
you’re a dangerous bigfoot!
• So, you’ve tried these tips and your garden
still looks bad? Not everyone has green
fingers. Bring in a friend! My friend just
happens to be Queen of the Forest with
the power to make anything grow. And she
owes me a favour.
• FUN FACT: Mary Katherine(M.K.) is named
after the late daughter of author William
Joyce on whose book the movie was based.
36 J U n e 2 0 1 3
Flipping through twists and rocketing down sheer slopes, roller
coasters offer the same thrills that a racing driver or astronaut
might experience. All coasters are fun, but they also use cool
technology and scientific forces to push the limits. Check out
the forces behind five of the craziest coasters in the world.
the Longest: the Beast
King’s Island in Mason, ohio
Most coasters pack their thrills into less than two minutes. not
the Beast, the longest wooden ride. For more than four minutes, riders
swoop over hills, zip into tunnels, and spiral down a helix. The ride’s
track spans 2,3 kilometres.
When the roller coaster car tops one of its hills, gravity takes over.
Gravity, or the force that pulls everything towards earth’s centre,
propels the car the rest of the way. no motor needed.
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the Loopiest: CoLossus
Thorpe Park in Surrey, England
Riders on Colossus blast through ten upside-down loops(also called inversions), the most on a
coaster. Two dizzying corkscrew turns, a vertical loop and five rolls where the track curls like liquorice
keep the heart pounding. Then the coaster shoots through a cobra roll, a loop shaped like a snake’s head.
One last inversion awaits just when you think the ride is over. Now that’s an ending with a twist!
As riders enter a loop, the acceleration produces a force that pushes them away from the centre.
The force is stronger than gravity, so riders are pressed into their seats even while upside down.
the steepest: takabisha
Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Japan
Talk about a cliff-hanger. After rising
almost 43 metres, riders nose-dive down
a sheer drop. Suddenly the track bends at
an angle that is beyond vertical. Instead of
falling straight down, riders are tilted inward
until the track curves back and straightens.
Magnets are built into Takabisha’s cars.
Positioned in a certain way, they can create
resistance and slow the ride. The magnets
lower the coaster’s speed so it can come to
a stop on top of the slope. This pause makes
riders really feel the impact once they drop.
the taLLest: kingda ka
Six Flags Great Adventure in
Jackson, New Jersey, America
Kingda Ka takes park rides to new
heights. The coaster launches riders up a
record-breaking 142-metre-tall tower –
higher than a 40-storey building.
By the time the ride reaches the top
of the tower, it has built up potential
energy for later. Once it begins to roll
down, potential energy becomes kinetic
energy – the energy of motion. Along
with gravity, this energy keeps the ride
moving without additional motors.
the Fastest: FormuLa rossa
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This coaster jumps from 0 to 240 kilometres per hour in less than
5 seconds. Its launch system resembles those used in jet planes. Riders
wear goggles to protect their eyes from sand and bugs.
Formula Rossa’s launch system is powered by hydraulics. The hydraulic
machines use the pressure of liquids to generate huge amounts of
power which can be stored and released with so much force that the
ride hits incredible speeds.
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Parties with themes are great fun. All the party
girls and boys have been creative and matched the
theme to the invitation. See if you can find the
invitation to each party. answers on page 50
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L I N E ’ E M U P !
These photographs show
close-up views of things with
stripes. Unscramble the letters to
identify what’s in each picture.
Bonus: Use the highlighted letters to
solve the puzzle below.
answers on page 50
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NG KIDS CAKE FUN!
Find these sugar decorations on our
ninth birthday cake.
3 pink stars
2 bumble bees
3 soccer balls
3 golden crowns
2 grand pianos
3 green leaves
the number 9
J u N e 2 0 1 3
ShouneeS Moola / ng KIDS Staff (caKe anD DecoratIon); JaMeS garaghtY (photo)
z DRAW something YOU
would like to invent.
Send your original drawings to The Editor at NG KIDS,
PO Box 1802, Cape Town 8000. You can also send your
drawing by e-mail to email@example.com.
“Hêppie die verjaardag hond”
Tinica Grassman, 12, Graaff-Reinet Birthday Bash
zHow bazlloons ou:cool are the that r readers
drew for our ninth birthday? z z : z
Include your zz: name, address, phone number, date of birth, a title for your
drawing, a statement that it is your own work and the name of your parent
or guardian. Your parent or guardian must sign a release for publication
of your illustration. Submissions become the property of the National
Geographic Society and all rights thereto are transferred to the National
Geographic Society. Submissions cannot be acknowledged or returned.
Selection will be at the discretion of NG KIDS.
How balloons our Happy Birthday,
Zahni Maria Steenkamp, 11, Cape Town
Elsje de Villiers, 11, Lynedoch
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N a t i o N a l G e o G r a p h i c K i D S 47
FOR A GLOSSY
FIOnA THOMSOn (crAFT); JAMES GArAGTHY (IMAGE)
WHAT TO DO
1. Rinse out all cartons.
2. Make a hole with the pair of scissors in
the side panel of the 2 litre-carton and
cut out. Cut off the top of the carton.
3. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the top of
the carton and tape it on with masking
tape. You have now made the chest.
4. Cut the tops off the three small
cartons. Make sure they are all
the same height. These are
5. Decorate the chest and the drawers with
the coloured paper and glue.
6. Using the sharp end of the scissors, poke a
hole in the front of each drawer.
7. Thread the string or leather strip
through the bead. Tie a big knot at the
end so the bead will not slip off.
8. Thread the end of the string through
the hole in the drawer. Pull tight and
stick it to the inside of the drawer with
YOU WILL NEED
• One 2-litre and three 250-ml
Tetrapak cartons like long-life fruit
juice or UHT milk cartons • Scissors
• Masking tape • Coloured paper •
Piece of thin cardboard • Three large
beads • String or leather strip • Glue
(silicon or clear gel, not water-based)
• Pencil or black permanent marker •
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SKYLANDERS GIANTS STICKER COLLECTION
Tree Rex, Swarm and Hot Dog are back in a brand new
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DORA THE EXPLORER
Dora and her friends, Boots, Map and
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7.25 a.m. This season Dora takes
preschoolers on an adventure
to explore and learn different
ideas from music, art science,
geography and literature. Three
amazing episodes are coming up
searching for her
kitten, Lucky, when
he chases a ball of string
straight into a storybook
world. Then Dora and Boots
get to go to the Butterfly
Ball where everyone gets
wings. Imagine what could
happen if you could fly... Don’t
miss the Step by Step – Explore
with Dora episode where
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WINNERS FROM NG KIDS MARCH ISSUE
LORD OF THE RINGS GAME page 43 Alex Matthee (Cape Town), Anees
Mohammed (Cape Town), Mattheo de Klerk (Vereeniging) | UNDERWATER
DOGS BOOK page 7 Christopher Bernard (Kimberley) | FINDING NEMO
page 48 Anandri Pretorius (Western Cape), Sarshin Govender (Durban), Savannah Lewis
(KwaZulu-Natal), Jean-Lee De Wet (Cape Town), Ineke Wegman (Cape Town) | AFRICA:
EYE TO EYE WITH THE UNKNOWN BOOK page 48 Andra Geldenhuys (Johannesburg)
| PETER PAN DVD page 48 Chloe Shaw (KwaZulu-Natal), Rebecca Thorpe (Cape Town),
Aiden Barberini (Johannesburg), Leineke Louw (Johannesburg) Johannes Thiart
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Letter in, she’s a friend
What did the 0say
Say this fast three times:
Shelly is a selfish shellfish.
“What in the World?” (page 42):
Top row: bee, tiger, caterpillar.
Middle row: lemur, fish, tarantula.
Bottom row: jellyfish, chameleon, okapi.
Bonus: The Cat in the Hat.
“Party Time” (page 40) :
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