Fri, Feb 24, 2006 - Page 20 News List

Human snowflake


Take a close look at this picture. Those aren't birds, they're people.

These people are not flying. They are falling through the air toward the ground. But they aren't afraid -- they planned this.

They are trying to make a shape in the sky. Can you tell what it is? It's a snowflake!

They probably could have made a smaller snowflake with 20 to 30 people, but these people were looking for a challenge. They used 400 people from 31 countries to make this snowflake.

Can you imagine how hard it is to cooperate with 399 other people while you are falling from the sky? For most people, it's hard to cooperate with just one other person!

The words of the day

challenge n.

挑戰 (tiao3 zhan4)

cooperate v.i.

合作 (he2 zuo4)

Working in small groups is a good way to learn how to cooperate with others.


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