In the News: Giant Octopus

Source: pacificklaus, Flickr
Source: pacificklaus, Flickr

Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges

More than a million people shared the image of what the Lightly Braised Turnip’s website claims to be the second giant octopus found in the Santa Monica coastline. The cause of such a bizarre creature: radioactive gigantism.



Are we likely to see a 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) squid?


Think about a time that you have fallen into a hoax by sharing or believing an image was real. How does that make you feel? Hypothesize on the idea behind manipulating an image and the benefit for a person or organization in doing so.

When you’re finished with your work, don’t forget to collect your badge for the 7th News Literacy Challenge at any Chicago Public Library branch. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can register at Teen Summer Challenge: Make Your Imprint.

Explore even more about squid here at the library.

News Literacy Summer Learning Challenges 2014 are made possible by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

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