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Unicorns, the Alphabet and a Flag

Preschool series. The Let's Goers explore the globe in an animated fact-finding mission.


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This is the Let's Go Club, but mini!

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Expect making, exploring,

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super sizing, dancing,

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fact-finding and laughing.

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We've only got a few minutes,

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so get ready for more fun from the Let's Go Club.

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Fact fans, today we're finding out all about...

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countries!

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Polar ice caps, roads on street maps.

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Languages spoken

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across great oceans.

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Ships go sailing,

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flags are waving.

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Passports out...

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to fly about!

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Come on, let's get to those facts.

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First up, today's Stars & Stripes design of the American flag

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was drawn up by a 17-year-old schoolboy called Robert G Heft.

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But he was only given a B- for it.

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Robert's teacher said that if he could get the important people

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of the United States government to like the flag,

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then he'd give him a better grade.

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So Robert did! And his flag,

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known as the Star Spangled Banner, is now 60 years old

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and has been flown on important buildings all over the world.

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We'd definitely give him an A star!

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Next, the Spanish national anthem, the Marcha Real,

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has absolutely no words,

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and was composed by back in 1761,

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before electricity was invented.

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Lots of songwriters have tried to give Marcha Real words,

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but none have stuck.

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Lyrics were written for the anthem in a competition

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before the Beijing Olympics, but after only five days,

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it was decided that the anthem should stay lyric-less.

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Oh, well. At least you'll never forget the words!

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Next to Hawaii. Aloha!

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Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet only has 13 letters?

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It has five vowels - A, E, I, O, U -

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and seven consonants - H, K, L, M, N, P and W.

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And something called an 'okina, which is a silent...

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..pause.

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Even though Hawaiian is the national language of Hawaii,

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only 1,000 people living there speak it.

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Most of the islanders actually speak English. I say!

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And finally, can you guess what Scotland's national animal is?

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it's not a stag,

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or a highland cow.

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Not even the Loch Ness monster.

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It's a unicorn!

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700 years ago, King Robert of Scotland

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liked magical unicorn stories so much,

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he picked the animal for his country.

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Unicorns have been seen on Scottish money ever since,

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and are still used in royal symbols today.

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Not bad for a rainbow-loving animal that isn't real!

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Fact.

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You can join the Let's Go Club too.

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Grab a grown-up, and head to the CBeebies website.

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There are songs to sing,

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things to make and do,

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and CBeebies Radio too.

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Remember, we're the club that never closes!

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The Let's Goers explore the globe in an animated fact-finding mission.

This is The Let's Go Club, but mini! Expect making, exploring, supersizing, dancing, fact-finding and laughing.