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MAGIC, MYTH, AND REALITY CONVERGE
Discover fabled Lake Wobegon, frolic with polar bears, meet a real Kriss Kringle, and explore the Blue Nile. Then CONTACT US and tell us what you think.
December 2000
Features List
A table of contents linking you to this month’s feature stories.

Match Wits...
with the Editor and preview next month’s issue.

Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for coverage in the magazine.

Sights & Sounds
From “In Search of Lake Wobegon”

Flashback
Revisit a photo from the past and browse our archives.

Tell Us: The Game
Identify this month’s mystery photo.

Final Edit
The picture rescued from the cutting room floor.

Global Getaways
Our international editors reveal their top five travel destinations.

Archives
NGM online: the last four years.

Spotlight

Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite postal code for coverage in this new magazine series. This month we go to Santa Claus’s hometown of North Pole, Alaska, at ZipUSA: 99705.

Share holiday memories and write your own letter to Kriss Kringle in our forum.




Blue Nile
Polar Bears
The First Americans
Fiordland
Lake Wobegon
Shipton’s Arch
ZipUSA:
North Pole, AK


Keillor’s fictional community lives deep in the heart of Minnesota under several assumed names. See the magic behind the myth.

Bear Beginnings
The Sights & Sounds of new life on the ice. Who’d believe these cuddly creatures are the Arctic’s most formidable predators? Get a glimpse of the tender side of polar bears in this multimedia slideshow.

Weekly Wallpaper
What’s up? And down? Take your guess in...
Tell Us: The Game
Holiday Desktop decorations: Our gift to you. Unwrap a new one weekly.

Flashback: Cub in a Tub Flashback: Cub in a Tub
Flashback to 1905 and meet an orphaned polar bear cub. Rescued by an Arctic expedition, the cub grew up at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. You can send this image as an E-GREETING.


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Make A Wish
If you could travel to one of the places featured in the magazine this month, which would you choose?

Forums

Join This Global Conversation
Weigh in with your thoughts, and debate issues surrounding several of our feature stories. To help foster a cross-cultural perspective, we’ve included a Spanish-language forum.

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