October 20, 1998

Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http:// www. 4Kids.org/ detectives/

1. How many miles of power cables run under New York City?

2. In which country did photographer James Stanfield find the "beehive" village ?

New York's Mysterious Underground

Beneath the bustling streets of New York City lies a world that most folks don't even realize exists. Power lines, cables, subway tunnels and water all make up part of this subterranean mix. At National Geographic's New York Underground, you'll be lowered down into the depths of this urban jungle. Look down the manhole at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ nyunderground/ and take a multimedia tour through a maze of secret passages, forgotten pipelines and age-old geology. With audio clips and animation, you'll uncover the many myths and legends here. Did you know that a 125-pound alligator was once pulled from a New York sewer? And don't forget to drop in on Tunnel No. 3- 70 stories below daylight.

Picture This

Set your focus on http://www. nationalgeographic.com/media/photography/ where the work of the world's most famous photography is collected for your use. For generations, National Geographic has been teaching us about amazing cultures, religions, and events all over the world. If you're a junior shutterbug, you'll especially like the Camera Bag, where experts help you become a world-class photographer, too.

Pub Date: 10/20/98

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