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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.18

The OMG the moon is sooooo big! edition

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SUPER MOON!!!! “The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. That is when illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. On March 19th, why not let the ‘Moon illusion’ amplify a full Moon that’s extra-big to begin with? The swollen orb rising in the east at sunset may seem so nearby, you can almost reach out and touch it.” (via Physorg.com)

Canadian university students make paper cranes to raise money for Japan. And how! (via CBC)

Woman kills her child while performing an exorcism. (via Fox Boston)

“It would surely ruin everyone’s day if Nuclear Boy pooped.” (via BoingBoing)

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