October 14, 2011 – TIME For Kids has now released their new book, That’s Incredible!, filled with impressive facts and attention-grabbing images about the marvels of the world. That’s Incredible! is available at www.timeforkids.com/incredible and retailers nationwide ($19.95).
The 208-page book, full-color hardcover book is written in TIME For Kids’ clear, authoritative, engaging and age-appropriate style, and packed with vivid illustrations and comprehensive reporting. Kids and adults alike are guaranteed to say "Wow!" and have "Aha!" moments as they discover cool and incredible facts, figures and records.
- The giant squid is the largest invertebrate in the world and their eyes are 10 inches across, making their eyes alone bigger than a human head!
Incredible Animals and Plants:
- The Texas Horned Lizard can squirt blood through its eyes to up to 6 feet if it feels threatened. That is enough to frighten just about any animal.
- Did you know that a zebroid is an animal that is half zebra and half of some other member of the horse family? A Zorse is half zebra, half horse. A Zonkey is half zebra, half donkey. Can you guess what animals are mixed to get a zony?
- If you think snowmobiles are cool, then you should check out freestyle snowmobiling. The riders zoom up a steep ramp and fly through the air from 65 feet to more than 100 feet while performing tricks such as standing on the seat or dangling from an upside down machine.
- If you’re not afraid of getting dirty you will enjoy Bog Snorkeling. With a snorkel and flippers, competitors swim 60 yards in smelly, thick bog water. Just make sure not to use your hands because that’s not allowed.
- The largest natural crystals in the world are in the Cave of Crystals in Mexico. Some crystals in this cave are up to 36 feet long and weigh 55 tons.
- Io is the third largest moon of Jupiter. What makes it special is that it has more active volcanoes than any other place in the solar system.
- David Blaine is a magician who is not afraid of doing jaw-dropping stunts. He once put himself in a plastic box that was then surrounded by water. For seven days he stayed in the box, unable to move, eat or drink more than a few tablespoons of water each day.
- In South Korea some students are being taught by robot teacher. Researchers have found that students are in fact more relaxed around robot teachers than real ones. Will robots replace human teachers one day?
- The AirPod car must be one of the most environmentally friendly cars because it runs on AIR! The car can be filled up in minutes and the three wheeler can travel about 135 miles between fill-ups.
- Jessica Watson was 16 when she sailed nonstop around the worlds by herself. It took her seven months to travel 23,000 miles on a 34 food boat.
- Hanna Turner was 4 years old when she decided she wanted to help homeless to keep their feet warm. Ever since, she and her family have run the charity Hanna’s Socks, and just as the name suggests, they hand out socks to those who need them.
Incredibly Weird but True:
- The Bone Room in California is the place to go if you’re in the mood to snack on chocolate covered crickets, cookie wafers mixed with ants, or lollipops with real scorpions in the center!
- The Glass Frog lives in Central and South America and is transparent! From its underside it is possible to see its beating heart and digestive system.