Weird But True! USA

Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by George Washington was returned to a New York City library 221 years late? Maybe you'd be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? Perhaps a visit to Oregon's Great Salt Lick contest will be added to the vacation plans, where visitors can view unique sculptures (ie blocks of salt licked by cows and sheep)  and see which work of art wins!   A photo gallery of spreads with even more cool facts can be viewed here:

Title: Weird But True! USA  
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
ISBN: 9781426333712

“Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has funded more than 12,000 research, exploration, and preservation Projects around the world.”

National Geographic Kids has a fun new series of “Weird But True” fun facts that will tickle and amaze readers of all ages. This newest guide is host to all sorts of weird information found right here in the United States.

Did you know that over 200 languages are spoken in the state of New York? Do you love French fries? About one-third of the veggies that U.S. kids eat are potatoes. George Washington Carver invented 300 uses for peanuts, including soap, hand lotion, and glue. In Chicago, the Tribune Building contains rocks from the great pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt, the moon, Abraham Lincoln’s tomb, the Alamo in San Antonio and the Colosseum in Rome.

This little guide is perfect for readers who take an interest in the weird or unique fun facts about the United States. Parents and teachers can use this as a tool for kids to do their own research on the topics found within these pages to learn more. Fun colorful photos and illustrations share the strange and fun information for all to enjoy.

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