11 Things We Learned This Week

National Geographic Education Blog

This week, we learned …

… if you can’t read a topographic map, try turning it upside. Resource of the week!

Use our activity to help students create their own topographic maps.

ice cream, you scream, we all scream from sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that ice cream headaches might be an effective treatment for migraines.
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic

Dig into the rich, delicious history of the ice cream cone.

… scientists may have just identified the biggest dinosaur of all time.

1280px-Biggest-Dinosaurs-ver05-en1.svg copyPatagotitan mayorum—in brown—was a sauropod that lived about 102 million years ago, was likely more than 120 feet long, and weighed 69 tons.
Illustration by Dr. Dennis Bogdan, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0

What are the other giant animals of Earth?

… pollution is turning sea snakes black.

5091777877_35e178529b_b Turtle-headed sea snakes are losing their white rings.
Photograph by Klaus Stiefel, courtesy Flickr. CC BY-NC…

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