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Can’t Believe My Eyes

B. Deer

Did you ever stare at a lightbulb for a long time, look away, and then see a blob of color for the next few seconds? Or see something out of the corner of your eye and then wonder if you really saw it? Look at the black-and-white grid (shown right). Do you see gray dots at each intersection? Are they really there? Move your head all the way to the side of the page and look again — do you still see them? What do the lightbulb story and the grid have in common? They both have to do with illusion.

 

Marvel of the Month: Fantastic Fungus

Yaakov Lubin

What do you think is the largest living thing on earth? You might guess a blue whale or a giant redwood tree, but you’d be wrong. The biggest thing in the world is… a huge fungus.

 

Jolly Solly

R. Atkins

Fishel and Faivish Friedman had left the front door of their house open — yet again. Mrs. Friedman had warned them countless times to close it behind them, but her words seemed to go in one ear and out the other.



 
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