National Geographic Kids Weird But True!: Ripped from the Headlines 3: Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe

National Geographic Kids Weird But True!: Ripped from the Headlines 3: Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe

by National Geographic Kids


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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Discover the most bizarre and surprising news stories that are hard to believe but totally true. These wacky gems are taken from real news stories on subjects you might expect to find in your local paper — world news, sports, science, entertainment, food, travel, and more. Did you know that scientists invented a “salmon cannon” to catapult fish along their migration route? Or that a man traveled 1,800 miles across Europe eating garbage? Or that a herd of flatulent cows in Germany blew the roof off their barn? These amazing real-life stories prove that fact is often stranger than fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426324215
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Weird but True Series , #3
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 573,579
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Wacky World Headlines 8

News Bites 10

Vexing Varmints 12

Photo Gallery 14

Do Not Try This at Home! 16

News Bites 18

Hot-Rod Hairstylist 20

Blast From the Past 22

Now That's an Extreme Close-Up! 24

Ancient Discoveries 26

Fun & Games 28

Chapter 2 Wild Animals 30

News Bites 32

Supersize Soccer Match 34

Oceanic Oddities 36

Blast from the Past 38

Wacky Weavers is Out of This World 40

Photo Galley 42

News Bites 44

Split Down the Middle 46

Fun & Games 48

Chapter 3 Incredible Inventions 50

New Bites 52

Racing Toward Superhuman Speed 54

Photo Gallery 56

Let the Stars Guide Your Ride 58

Blast From the Past 60

Wacky Wearables 62

Milk Straight From the Cow 64

New Bites 66

Fun & Games 68

Chapter 4 Freaky Food 70

News Bites 72

Sky-High Dining 74

Lifestyles of the Rich 'n' Hungry 76

Blast From the Past 78

A Movable Feast 80

Photo Gallery 82

Bug Buffet 84

Trail of Tacos 86

Fun & Games 88

Chapter 5 Strange Science 90

News Bites 92

Kermit's Long-Lost Cousin 94

Freaky Animal Finds 96

Craters Plague the End of the World 98

Blast From the Past 100

Van Gogh's Ear on Tour 102

Photo Gallery 104

News Bites 106

Fun & Games 108

Chapter 6 Way-Out Travel 110

News Bites 112

Big-Screen Hotel Themes 114

Photo Gallery 116

Rockin' Retreat 118

No Selfie Sticks Here! 120

Blast From the Past 122

One Crazy; Day in Dubai 124

Poppies, Poppies Everywhere 126

Fun & Games 128

Chapter 7 Weird World of Sports 130

Unusual Animal Sports 132

The Ultimate Slip 'n' Slide 134

News Bites 136

Photo Gallery 138

Record King 140

Photo Gallery 142

Blast From the Past 144

Monster Fight! 146

Fun & Games 148

Chapter 8 Culture Shock 150

News Bites 152

May the Frost Be With You 154

Libraries You Must See to Believe 156

Little Toy Critic Hits the Big-Time 158

Blast From the Past 160

Tiny Towns 162

Photo Gallery 164

Mother Nature's Concerto 166

Fun Games 168

Index 170

Credits 174

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