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Doomsday Beans

To publicize their TV show Doomsday Preppers, National Geographic sent out this nifty PR box filled with survival goods. One item that caught my eye is this: a can of Doomsday Beans. Well, it’s no [...]

New survey suggests 36% believe in UFOs

According to the results of a new National Geographic survey, over 36% of Americans believe in UFOs. Crucially however the poll failed to define ‘UFO’…

Response being sent to Wow! signal

A team from the National Geographic are working to respond to the famous 1977 transmission. The Wow! signal has long been a topic of debate amongst as…

Cultural Differences

(Video link) Cultural differences can manifest themselves in ways people never consider until they cross from one culture to another. In this clip, refugees from Sudan encounter America for the first time, and find it quite different from their homeland. This is from the 2006 National Geographic movie God Grew Tired of Us. -via reddit

NGM Photo Contest

You can enter a picture in National Geographic’s annual photo contest until November 30th, but the competition is stiff. See 47 of the most awesome entries so far presented in large size on one page at The Big Picture blog. Link -via Fark (Image credit: Jay Fine)

Win a Copy of the National Geographic Answer Book!

Every day, more than 20,000 Chinese people leave the countryside to settle in urban areas. Related Link: For the past two weeks, we’ve been pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Want to Win a [...]

Win a Copy of National Geographic Answer Book!

Every day, more than 20,000 Chinese people leave the countryside to settle in urban areas. Related Link: For the past two weeks, we’ve been pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Want to Win a [...]

The Number of the Day: 20,000

Every day, more than 20,000 Chinese people leave the countryside to settle in urban areas. Related Link: For the past two weeks, we’ve been pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Want to Win a [...]

The Number of the Day: 54,000°

Lightning can reach temperatures of around 54,000°F. Related Link: For the past two weeks, we’ve been pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a copy! [See previous [...]

The Number of the Day: 40,000

Of the 600,000 troops who invaded Russia under Napoleon in 1812, fewer than 40,000 made it back to France. Related Link: This week we’re pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores last Tuesday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. [See previous Numbers of [...]