Saturday, July 31, 2021

Annunciation - Leonardo da Vinci


We just learned a little about the early life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Another famous work of art was the painting Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci made in 1475 in Italy.

By the time Leonardo turned 20, he had his own place to make art, and was working with some other famous artists of the time in Florence, Italy.
He learned about art and science working in Florence for 10 years until he was 30.
People say that paintings from this time are from his "First Florentine Period".

Annunciation is an oil painting made on wood, that is about 3 feet tall and 8 feet wide.
The painting is about the Bible story in Luke chapter 1 where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she is going to be Jesus' mother.


(from: wikipedia - annunciation (leonardo))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Philadelphia City Hall

Friday, July 30, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Forty Nine


We counted to 39 in Swahili, let's keep going!

41 arobaini na moja - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah moh-jah 文A

42 arobaini na mbili - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

43 arobaini na tatu - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah tah-too 文A

44 arobaini na nne - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah n-nay 文A

45 arobaini na tano - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah tah-noh 文A

46 arobaini na sita - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah see-tah 文A

47 arobaini na saba - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah sah-bah 文A

48 arobaini na nane - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah nah-nay 文A

49 arobaini na tisa - sounds like ah-roh-bay-ee-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: сорок (sorok), сорок один (sorok odin), сорок два (sorok dva), сорок три (sorok tri), сорок четыре (sorok chetyre), сорок пять (sorok pyat'), сорок шесть (sorok shest'), сорок семь (sorok sem'), сорок восемь (sorok vosem'), сорок девять (sorok devyat')

Norwegian: førti, førtien, førtito, førtitre, førtifire, førtifem, førtiseks, førtisyv, førtiåtte, førtini

Greek: τσαράντα (saránta), τσαράντα ένα (saránta éna), τσαράντα δύο (saránta dýo), τσαράντα τρεις (saránta treis), τσαράντα τέσσερις (saránta tésseris), τσαράντα πέντε (saránta pénte), τσαράντα έξι (saránta éxi), τσαράντα επτά (saránta eptá), τσαράντα οκτώ (saránta októ), τσαράντα εννέα (saránta ennéa)

ASL: forty, forty one, forty two, forty three, forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven, forty eight, forty nine

Italian: quaranta, quarantuno, quarantadue, quarantatre, quarantaquattro, quarantacinque, quarantasei, quarantasette, quarantotto, quarantanove

German: vierzig, einundvierzig, zweiundvierzig, dreiundvierzig, vierundvierzig, fünfundvierzig, sechsundvierzig, siebenundvierzig, achtundvierzig, neunundvierzig

Spanish: quarenta, quarenta y uno, quarenta y dos, quarenta y tres, quarenta y cuatro, quarenta y cinco, quarenta y seis, quarenta y siete, quarenta y ocho, quarenta y nueve

French: quarante, quarante et un, quarante-deux, quarante-trois, quarante-quatre, quarante-cinq, quarante-six, quarante-sept, quarante-huit, quarante-neuf

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rotor


We just learned about the Lug Nut.

Another part of a car is the Rotor, also called the disc.

When the car needs to stop, the rotor is a disc shaped part of the wheel that is spinning around, and the car has brakes that clamp down hard onto the rotors to make it stop spinning and the car slows down and stops.


(from: wikipedia - disc brake)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Train Whistle

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cotton-Top Tamarin


We just learned about the Common Marmoset.

Another type of New World Monkey is the Cotton-Top Tamarin, also called the saguinus oedipus.

This is a very small monkey that lives in Columbia.
It grows to about 10 inches long, and weighs about 1 pound.

Just like you would think from the name, these monkeys have white fluffy hair on their head.
They mostly eat bugs, fruits, and the liquid that comes off of trees like sap.
These monkeys do a lot of talking, and can make over 30 different types of whistles and chirps to talk to other monkeys.
Sometimes they might be telling the other monkeys that they want some food, or other times they might be warning everyone of danger.

There are a lot of these monkeys being kept as pets, but there are only about 6,000 cotton top tamarins left in the wild.



(from: wikipedia - cotton-top tamarin)


Cotton-top Tamarin Keeper Talk at Taronga Zoo Sydney - Taronga Zoo Sydney

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Fishing Cat

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Intertragic Notch


We just learned about the Earlobe.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe
- The tragus, which is the part closest to the cheek that sticks out
- The earlobe, which is the part that hangs down at the bottom

Another part of the ear is the Intertragic Notch

This is the open space in between the Tragus and AntiTragus.


(from: wikipedia - intertragic notch)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lymph

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mongolia


We just learned about the country of Maldives

Let's learn a little about the country of Mongolia!

Mongolia is over 600,000 square miles, but only has 3.3 million people living there.
It borders Russia and China, and is the biggest country that does not border any seas or oceans.
People in this country speak the Mongolian language.


(from: wikipedia - mongolia)

The flag of Mongolia is three vertical stripes of red, blue, and red, with the yellow Soyombo on the left stripe.
The red is for living forever, the blue is for the sky, and the Soyombo is for the fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and spirit.


(from: wikipedia - flag of mongolia)

For a meal in Mongolia you might have khorkhog, which is a kind of meat stew made from lamb.
To make khorkhog, you take some rocks and put them in a fire to get them very hot. Then you take the rocks out and put them into a metal jug with some meat and water and close it up. After the meat is cooked by the hot rocks, the meat is handed out to everyone, and they also usually hand out the rocks for good health.


(from: wikipedia - khorkhog)

One special place in Mongolia is the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, that was built in 1727.

(from: wikipedia - amarbayasgalant monastery)

A special musical instrument in Mongolia is called the Morin Khuur.
It is kind of like a viola that is shaped a little different.


(from: wikipedia - morin khuur)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Antarctic Convergence

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing


We just learned about the famous hymn How Firm a Foundation.

Another famous hymn is Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing written by Robert Robison in England in 1757.

Robinson was born in 1735 in England.
He had a tough time as a kid, after his father died when he was little.
His uncle paid for him to go to school, and when he was 14 he moved to London to go get a job.
He later moved to Cambridge where he became a Pastor and had a big family with 12 kids.

The hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was about the book of 1 Samuel chapter 7, when God helped protect his people from others who wanted to hurt them.

The music for the hymn is called "Nettleton" and people think it was written by the famous music writer Asahel Nettleton.


(from: wikipedia - come thou font of every blessing)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Heresy

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Leonardo da Vinci


We just learned about the Statue of Jimmy Carter by Frederick Hart.

We've learned about sculpture and art from all over the world!
Let's learn a little more about some of the most famous artists in history.

One of the most famous artists ever was Leonardo da Vinci.

His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci".
His father's name was Ser Piero, and he was born in the town of Vinci in 1452.
So his name really means Leonardo, son of Ser Piero, from Vinci.

He grew up in this small town near Florence Italy with 12 brothers and sisters, and without a lot of money.
When he was about 14 years old he moved to Florence and got a job as a student in an art studio.

He was working for a famous artist named Andrea del Verrocchio, and he worked with other famous artists like Donatello, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Botticelli, and Lorenzo di Credi.
While he was studying there he learned about all kinds of science, not just about working with paint and sculptures.

The first painting that we know was made by Leonardo da Vinci is a drawing of the Arno Valley in 1473.


(from: wikipedia - leonardo da vinci)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Crazy Horse Memorial

Friday, July 23, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Thirty Nine


We counted to 39 in Swahili, let's keep going!

31 thelathini na moja - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah moh-jah 文A

32 thelathini na mbili - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

33 thelathini na tatu - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah tah-too 文A

34 thelathini na nne - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah n-nay 文A

35 thelathini na tano - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah tah-noh 文A

36 thelathini na sita - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah see-tah 文A

37 thelathini na saba - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah sah-bah 文A

38 thelathini na nane - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah nah-nay 文A

39 thelathini na tisa - sounds like th-ay-lah-th-ee-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: тридцать (tridtsat'), тридцать один (tridtsat' odin), тридцать два (tridtsat' dva), тридцать три (tridtsat' tri), тридцать четыре (tridtsat' chetyre), тридцать пять (tridtsat' pyat'), тридцать шесть (tridtsat' shest'), тридцать семь (tridtsat' sem'), тридцать восемь (tridtsat' vosem'), тридцать девять (tridtsat' devyat')

Norwegian: tretti, trettien, trettito, tretti tre, trettifire, trettifem, trettiseks, trettisyv, trettiåtte, trettini

Greek: τριάντα (triánta), τριάντα ένα (triánta éna), τριάντα δύο (triánta dýo), τριάντα τρεις (triánta treis), τριάντα τέσσερις (triánta tésseris), τριάντα πέντε (triánta pénte), τριάντα έξι (triánta éxi), τριάντα επτά (triánta eptá), τριάντα οκτώ (triánta októ), τριάντα εννέα (triánta ennéa)

ASL: thirty, thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, thirty six, thirty seven, thirty eight, thirty nine

Italian: Trenta, trentuno, trentadue, trentatré, trentaquattro, trentacinque, trentasei, trentasette, trentotto, trentanove

German: einunddreißig, zweiunddreißig, dreiunddreißig, vierunddreißig, fünfunddreißig, sechsunddreißig, siebenunddreißig, achtunddreißig, neununddreißig

Spanish: treinta y uno, treinta y dos, treinta y tres, treinta y cuatro, treinta y cinco, treinta y seis, treinta y siete, treinta y ocho, treinta y nueve

French: trente et un, trente-deux, trente-trois, trente-quatre, trente-cinq, trente-six, trente-sept, trente-huit, trente-neuf

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lug Nut


We just learned about the Rims.

Another part of a car is the Lug Nut or wheel nut.

The lug nuts are what hold the rims onto the car.
If you need to replace a tire or work on the car brakes or the axle, you start by lifting up your car with something called a jack, and then removing the lug nuts using a tool called a lug nut.



(from: wikipedia - lug nut)


(from: wikipedia - lug nut)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cab - Engineer and Fireman

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Common Marmoset


We just learned about the Proboscis Monkey.

We've learned about 19 of the 138 types of Old World Monkeys.
Let's learn about some of the 154 types of New World Monkeys!

One type of New World Monkey is the Common Marmoset also called callithrix jacchus.

These monkeys are very small, only about 7 inches tall and weighing less than 1 pound.
Their fur can be lots of different colors, like brown, grey or yellow.
On their heads they have white ear tufts that stick out making them look like they have big white poofy ears.

Marmosets live in South America, and eat mostly just insects and the gooey things inside of trees like sap.
They have tiny claws and teeth, so they will dig on a tree to get the sap and then eat it up.

There are lots of different faces these monkeys make to talk to each other, like holding their mouth open, frowning, staring or flattening their ear tufts.
They make high or low chirping or whistle sounds to send different messages.




(from: wikipedia - common marmoset)



Marmoset - Animal Encounters with Ben Britton - Nat Geo Wild - Mazda Australia


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Leopard Cat

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Earlobe


We just learned about the Tragus.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe
- The tragus, which is the part closest to the cheek that sticks out

Another part of the ear is the Earlobe, also called the lobulus auriculae.

This is the soft part of the ear that hangs down at the bottom.
Some people have earlobes that are loose, and other people have earlobes that are touching the side of their face and aren't loose.



(from: wikipedia - earlobe)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lymphatic System

Monday, July 19, 2021

Maldives


We just learned about the country of Laos

Let's learn a little about the country of Maldivecs!

This country is made up of 20 things called atolls, which are like islands made of coral rings that have lakes in the middle of them.
The coral rings are made up of small islands that people live on.
Maldives is about 115 square miles, and has about 500,000 people living in it.
It is about 400 miles away from the nearest continent in Asia.
People in this country speak Dhivehi or English.



(from: wikipedia - maldives)

The flag of Maldives has a red rectangle outside a green rectangle and a white moon in the middle.
Red is for the heroes of the country, the green is for peace, and the white is for islam.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the maldives)

To eat in Maldives you might have mas huni, which is made from tuna, onion, coconut and chili.


(from: wikipedia - mas huni)

Visiting Maldives you might go to Landaa Giraavaru, which is an island with a resort where people can go on the beach, swimming and snorkeling.

(from: wikipedia - landaa giraavaru)

Because the Maldives are all coral reefs in the ocean, there is a lot of wildlife living there.

(from: wikipedia - marine wildlife of baa atoll)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Sunday, July 18, 2021

How Firm A Foundation


We just learned about the hymn Jesus Paid it All.

Another How Firm A Foundation written by John Rippon in England in 1787.

Rippon was born in 1751, and gre up to be a minister, where he wrote many hymns for his church that were later shared with the world.

This hymn was put in part of a book called A Selection of HYmns from the Best Authors.


(from: wikipedia - john rippon)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Rosary

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Statue of Jimmy Carter - Frederick Hart


We just learned about the Flying Pins by Claes Oldenburg.

Another famous American sculpture is the Statue of Jimmy Carter by Frederick Hart in Atlanta Georgia in 1994.

The statue of President Carter is bronze, and shows Carter standing with normal pants and his sleeves rolled up like he is working.
Frederick Hart worked with Carter when he was running for president, so they called on him to be the artist to make this sculpture.

Hart was born in Georgia, and later moved to Washington DC to learn art.
He became famous for making lots of statues and memorials.


(from: wikipedia - statue of jimmy carter)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Mount Rushmore

Friday, July 16, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Twenty Nine


We counted to 20 in Swahili, let's keep going!

21 ishirini na moja - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah moh-jah 文A

22 ishirini na mbili - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

23 ishirini na tatu - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah tah-too 文A

24 ishirini na nne - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah n-nay 文A

25 ishirini na tano - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah tah-noh 文A

26 ishirini na sita - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah see-tah 文A

27 ishirini na saba - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah sah-bah 文A

28 ishirini na nane - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah nah-nay 文A

29 ishirini na tisa - sounds like ee-shee-ree-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: двадцать один (dvadtsat' odin), двадцать два (dvadtsat' dva), двадцать три (dvadtsat' tri), двадцать четыре (dvadtsat' chetyre), двадцать пять (dvadtsat' pyat'), двадцать шесть (dvadtsat' shest'), двадцать семь (dvadtsat' sem'), двадцать восемь (dvadtsat' vosem'), двадцать девять (dvadtsat' devyat')

Norwegian: tjueen, tjueto, tjue-tre, tjuefire, tjuefem, tjueseks, tjuesju, tjue åtte, tjue ni

Greek: είκοσι ένα (eíkosi éna), είκοσι δύο (eíkosi dýo), είκοσι τρεις (eíkosi treis), είκοσι τέσσερις (eíkosi tésseris), είκοσι πέντε (eíkosi pénte), είκοσι έξι (eíkosi éxi), είκοσι επτά (eíkosi eptá), είκοσι οκτώ (eíkosi októ), είκοσι εννέα (eíkosi ennéa)

ASL: twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine

Italian: ventuno, ventidue, ventitré, ventiquattro, venticinque, ventisei, ventisette, ventotto, ventinove

German: einundzwanzig, zweiundzwanzig, dreiundzwanzig, vierundzwanzig, fünfundzwanzig, sechsundzwanzig, siebenundzwanzig, achtundzwanzig, neunundzwanzig

Spanish: veintiún, veintidós, veintitrés, veinticuatro, veinticinco, veintiséis, veintisiete, veintiocho, veintinueve

French: vingt et un, vingt-deux, vingt-trois, vingt-quatre, vingt-cinc, vingt-six, vingt-sept, vingt-huit, vingt-neuf

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Rims


We just learned about the Cooling Fan.

Another part of a car is the Rims.

The wheels that the car rides on have big metal insides that are connected to the axle that spins around and moves the wheels.

These big metal cylinders are called rims, and they are made out of strong metals that can hold the weight of the car.
The tires are on the outside of the rims, for the rubber part that touches the road.



(from: wikipedia - alloy wheel)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Tender

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Proboscis Monkey


We just learned about the Golden Snub Nosed Monkey.

Another type of old world monkey is the Proboscis Monkey also called nasalis larvatus.

This type of monkey has a long nose, red brown skin and a long tail.

They live mostly in mangrove forests in the southeast part of the island of Borneo.
These monkeys are over 2 feet tall, and they weigh about 50 pounds.
Their nose can grow up to 4 inches long.

Proboscis monkeys make lots of sounds like honking at younger monkeys or when they are in danger.


(from: wikipedia - proboscis monkey)



Why Do These Monkeys Have Such Outrageous Noses? - Smithsonian Channel


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Rusty Spotted Cat

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tragus


We just learned about the Antitragus.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe

Another part of the ear is the Tragus.

This is the part of the ear that is closest to the cheek.
It sticks out and can be pushed down to close the ear so you can't hear.

Tragus is also the name for the hair that grows around the entrance of the ear.
The name comes from the Greek word τράγος (tragos) meaning goat.


(from: wikipedia - tragus (ear))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Presbyopia

Monday, July 12, 2021

Laos


We just learned about the country of

Let's learn a little about the country of Laos!

Laos is a small country in Asia, bordering Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
It is only about 90,000 square miles, and about 7 million people live there.
People in this country speak the Lao language.


(from: wikipedia - laos)

The flag of Laos is sideways stripes of red, blue and red, with a white circle in the middle.
The blue is for money, the red is for blood, and the white is for the moon shining over the Mekong river.


(from: wikipedia - flag of laos)

To eat in Laos you might have khao niao, also called sticky rice.
This is a type of rice that grows in the area, and when cookied all of the pieces of rice stick to each other, so it is called sticky rice.

(from: wikipedia - lao cuisine)

Visiting Laos you might go to Si Phan Don which is a group of islands with rivers going around them.

(from: wikipedia - si phan don)

In Laos there is a place called the Plain of Jars, where there are thousands of stone jars laying around in big piles.
No one is sure what the jars are for, but they are thousands of years old.

(from: wikipedia - plain of jars)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Nunatak

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Jesus Paid it All


We just learned about the When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.

Another famous hymn is Jesus Paid it All written by Elvina Hall and John Grape .

This hymn is about Jesus paying the price so all the bad things people do are forgiven by Jesus if they believe in him.

It was written in 1865 by Elvina Hall, and the music was made by John Grape.
Elvina was sitting in church one day and while she was listening to the sermon she wrote the words on the back of a hymnal. After church she gave the lyrics to her pastor.
That same week the organist John Grape wrote some new music for another song and shared it with the pastor.
The pastor liked the lyrics from Elvina and the music from Grape, so he put them together for the hymn.


(from: wikipedia - jesus paid it all)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Franciscans

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Flying Pins - Claes Oldenburg


We just learned about the Monument to Joe Louis by Robert Graham.

Another famous work of American art is Flying Pins by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen made in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Oldenburg was born in 1929 in Sweden, and in 1936 his family moved to Chicago where he learned to be a sculptor.

In 2001 he made a sculpture of giant bowling bins and a bowling ball.
They were all made from steel, plastic and foatm, and the pins are about 24 feet tall.


(from: wikipedia - claes oldenburg)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Maya Lin

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cooling Fan


We just learned about the car's Radiator.

Another part of a car is the Cooling Fan.

We know the radiator gets hot and has to get cooled down so it can put cold liquid back into the engine.
Most engines have a fan that blows air onto the radiator to help cool it.


(from: wikipedia - fan (machine))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Fire Tube Boiler

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Golden Snub Nosed Monkey


We just learned about the Red Shanked Douc.

Another type of old world monkey is the Golden Snub Nosed Monkey.

These monkeys live in the mountains of China, and can live in snowy colder places than most monkeys.

Golden snub nosed monkeys grow to about 2 feet long and weigh about 35 pounds.
They have long gold colored fur and white faces.



(from: wikipedia - golden snub-nosed monkey)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Pallas's Cat

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Antitragus


We just learned about the Antihelix.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out

Another part of the ear is the Antitragus.

Going up from the bottom of the ear and just connected to the earlobe is the antitragus.
It is a bump that is pointing up.
The shape of this part of the ear helps bring in sounds the way your body wants to hear them.


(from: wikipedia - antitragus)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Astigmatism

Monday, July 5, 2021

Kyrgyzstan


We just learned about the country of Kuwait

Let's learn a little about the country of Kyrgyzstan!

Kyrgyzstan, is a small country in Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China.
About 6.5 million people live there, and it is about 77,000 square miles.
People in this country speak either Kyrgyz or Russian.


(from: wikipedia - kyrgyzstan)

The flag of Kyrgyzstan is red with a yellow sun in the middle.
The red is for bravery and valor, and for the story of a famous hero named Manas.
The picture in the middle is the shape you would see if you were inside a tent called a yurt and looked up at the sun.


(from: wikipedia - flag of kyrgyzstan)

To eat in Kyrgyzstan, you might have qazı, which is a sausage usually made of horse meat.


(from: wikipedia - qazı)

Visiting Kyrgyzstan you might go to Issyk Kul Lake, which is the 10th largest lake in the world.
It is a salt water lake, and it never freezes even though it is right by snowy mountains.
The name Issyk Kul means Warm Lake.


(from: wikipedia - issyk kul lake)

In Kyrgyzstan they have a famous story written in the 1700s called the Epic of Manas.
It is an old story that tells about the hero Manas and his forty clans win battles against all of their enemies.
The story is so famous that people think the name of Kyrgyzstan comes from the word for his forty clans, and many things in the country are named after Manas.


(from: wikipedia - epic of manas)


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