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Published by Junior Lens, 2021-04-30 11:12:38

Junior Lens - May 1 2021

Junior Lens - May 1 2021

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Gentle Schmidt
13 YEARS, Woodinville, Washington
eat artist Not long ago, the New York police were struggling to identify
a car driven by a suspect. All they had was a blurry photo
to help them. Luckily, they heard about Anthony Schmidt
– a young boy who can identify any car ever made. And
Anthony didn't disappoint! He identified the car in a jiffy
and an arrest was made.

This isn’t a story. Its absolutely real! Anthony is an
encyclopedia of cars and can tell you the make
and model of any car. He is also a professional
photographer and has published his own book.

But what does Anthony have in common with
author Lewis Carroll, chess grandmaster Bobby
Fischer, scientist Albert Einstein, physicist Sir Isaac
Newton, artists Michelangelo & Pablo Picasso,
inventor Nicola Tesla and scientist Temple Grandin?
They all are autistic! Turn to PAGE 10 to read
more about autism spectrum and the inspiring life
and achievements of young Anthony Schmidt!

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2MAY 01-14, 2021

NEWS ON THE RUN
The world recently waited
with bated breath as NASA THFELMIGAHIDTEN
endeavoured to fly
its Ingenuity helicopter Pic credit: NASA
on Mars – the first ever attempt by
man to make a controlled flight on
another planet.

Ingenuity did not disappoint.
By 27th April, it had made
three successful flights which
demonstrated its ability to rise,
hover, move sideways, go down its
flight path and return to its original
location for landing.

But why is flying on
Mars a big deal?

Mars has a very harsh So how did Ingenuity its own. In view of the challenges of
environment – a very thin manage to fly? the Mars environment, that’s quite
atmosphere that is prone to strong impressive!
winds and storms, low atmospheric Ingenuity is a tiny (1.8 kg) solar
pressure and temperature powered unmanned helicopter Ingenuity’s flight has opened a
extremes. That’s not a very friendly that is designed to withstand all the new chapter in space exploration.
environment for any kind of flight. limitations that are part of flying on As NASA’s Associate Administrator
Mars. It also has a computerized for Science, Thomas Zurbuchen
To add to the trouble, the distance brain that can make decisions on its announced “….117 years after
between Earth and Mars means own when faced with an obstacle. the Wright brothers succeeded
that control instructions from Earth The flight plan is determined by the in making the first flight on our
can take anywhere between 3-22 engineers on Earth, but Ingenuity planet, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter
minutes to reach Mars. So, it is very carries out quite a few functions on has succeeded in performing this
difficult to control an unmanned amazing feat on another world..”.
helicopter from Earth.

THE WORLD STANDS WITH INDIA

An earthquake of magnitude India’s second Covid-19 wave has Several other nations, including the
6.3 shook Assam on April taken everyone by surprise. Hospitals are US, Israel, Taiwan and Pakistan have also
28th. There was no loss of overwhelmed with patients and there is a pledged to send medical supplies such
lives. shortage of medicines and other supplies. as oxygen cylinders and PPE's, Rapid
At the halfway stage of the In these trying times, many countries Diagnostic Test kits and N95 masks. The
have come forward to assist India – a US has also redirected its own order of
IPL, CSK, DC, RCB and MI are country that has always been helpful to AstraZeneca manufacturing raw materials
leading the points table and other nations. to India, which will allow it to make over
expected to make it to the 20 million doses of the vaccine.
Crates of ventilators and oxygen
playoffs. concentrators from the UK have reached PIC CREDIT: WWW.DNAINDIA.COM
Voting for the assembly India. An emergency shipment is on its
elections in West Bengal, way from the European Union. This will
Assam and Tamil Nadu came include equipment from Ireland, Belgium,
to an end. Results will be out Romania, Luxembourg, Portugal and
Sweden. The World Health Organization
on May 2nd. (WHO) is also providing critical equipment
and supplies to India.

MAY 01-14, 2021 NEWS IN PICS 3

Pic credit: Twitter Pic courtesy: DANIEL MARENCO / EFE / VÍDEO

Can you believe that this scannable QR code in the sky above Shanghai is A statue of Christ is being built in
made by drones! When you scan the code, it takes you to the homepage of the Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
At 141 feet, this statue will be larger than
advertiser! This is the future of advertising! the Christ Statue at Rio de Janeiro and will

also be the third largest in the world.

Pic courtesy: Social media

The Swiss army Sweden is working on constructing many On April 13, the first day of the Islamic holy month
veterinary service wildlife bridges over their highways and of Ramadan, Muslims maintained social distancing
train tracks. During spring, reindeer and as they offered prayers around the Kaaba at the
conducted an other wild animals migrate to the other Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca.
exercise to test rapid
side to find greener pastures. These
evacuation and bridges will help the animals to cross over
transport of injured
horses. This picture without the fear of being run over by
shows a horse being vehicles.
airlifted to a medical
veterinary facility.

Courtesy: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP Pic courtesy: Twitter

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6 MAY 01-14, 2021

BULLETIN NEWS

USA

DEREK CHAUVIN
CONVICTED

On 20th April, a GEORG
12-member
jury E FLOYD
found former
Minneapolis
police officer
Derek Chauvin, 45,
guilty for the death of

George
Floyd, 46. Derek's
actions during the
arrest of Floyd in
May 2020 had led to the latter's death. The
incident had sparked global outrage and a
revival of the Black Lives Movement (BLM)
in 2020. Now, Chauvin faces up to 40 years
in prison and awaits his sentencing on 16th
June. PIC CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

USA RO IGUEL DÍAZ

WITHDRAWING FROM
AFGHANISTAN

Two weeks after President Joe Biden's
announcement, the United States has formally
begun withdrawing its military troops from
Afghanistan. The US had invaded the country after
the 9-11 attacks and the aim was to dismantle the
terrorist organizations responsible for the attacks
in the US. Though some US Senate leaders are
expressing critical concern over withdrawing
the troops before ensuring the Afghan militant
group Taliban has been defeated, many others
have actually praised the move. However many
Afghans fear that once the troops are gone, their
country will not be able to preserve its modest
gains toward democracy and women’s
rights.
RAÚL CAST
M
CUBA

NEW COMMUNIST PARTY
LEADER

Raúl Castro, who turns 90 in June, has formally stepped down as First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist
party - the most important role in the country. His successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, officially
took over the role on 19th April. Bermúdez is also the President of Cuba. Since 60 years, Cuba has
been led by the Castro family. Fidel Castro, who led the country's revolution against the dictatorship in
the country, formally became the head of the Communist Party in 1965. He led the country until 2006 and
handed over the presidency to his brother Raul Castro in 2008, due to his bad health.

PIC CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

7 MAY 01-14, 2021

BULLETIN NEWS
The virtual climate summit conference organized by USA
WORLD President Joe Biden on 22nd April was attended by more
than 40 leaders around the world. Biden promised to
22ND APRIL reduce U.S. emissions by at least 50% by 2030. Prime Ministers
CLIMATE SUMMIT Yoshihide Suga and Justin Trudeau pledged to curb emissions in
Japan and Canada, by the year 2030, by at least 45% and 40%
Joe Biden Yoshihide Suga Narendra respectively. President Jair Bolsonaro vowed to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030
Modi

Justin Trudeau and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-confirmed India’s
vow to install 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030 and also announced an India-U.S.
Climate and Clean Energy Agenda Partnership for 2030. PIC CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

Jair Bolsonaro

MOHAMMED BI N SALMAN

MIDDLE EAST / JAPAN
SAUDI ARABIA
TOKYO OLYMPICS
SAUDI VISION 2030 UPDATE

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Despite public apprehension, Japan’s
Mohammed bin Salman, is government and the Tokyo Olympics
introducing a series of reforms organising committee is taking great
for his country, which will prioritise efforts to ensure that the games take place in July
education and diversity amongst 2021. For starters, the ongoing torch relay has
other things. A policy called ‘Saudi been moved off public roads in cities like Osaka,
Vision 2030’ has been introduced, Matsuyama and Miyakojima which are facing
under which schools have taken a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. The committee
an initiative to teach students has also set up a panel of health experts who are
about Hinduism and Buddhism, as expected to meet about four times before the
well as Indian scriptures like the opening ceremony on July 23 and advise on further
Mahabharata and Ramayana. As part of the vision, the steps that could be taken.
English language has been made mandatory, and there’s
also an attempt to mainstream yoga and Ayurveda.

PIC CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA

OXYGEN MAN 8MAY 01-14, 2021

NEWS Patna-resident Gaurav Rai, 52,
MAKERS has helped save the lives of over
1,100 home-quarantined Covid-19
patients in his state by providing
them oxygen cylinders free-of-cost.
Better known as the ‘Oxygen Man’,
Gaurav also transports and installs
the cylinders, and demonstrates
its operations to family
members of patients. He gets empty cylinders re-
LADAKH filled from a Patna based company called ‘Kumar
JAMMU & Enterprises’ for a modest Rs 100 each. For the
KASHMIR

mission, Gaurav has used a portion of his and his
wife’s salary, his friends have provided financial
PHRIMADAECSHHAL help, and the Bihar Foundation has also donated
200 oxygen cylinders.
PUNJAB UTTARAKHAND
PIC CREDIT: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM

HARYANA DELHI BIHAR SIKKIM APRRUANDAECSHHAL
RAJASTHAN MEGHALAYA
UTTAR PRADESH NAGALAND
MANIPUR
GUJARAT

JHARKHAND TRIPURA MIZORAM
WEST
MADHYA PRADESH BENGAL
CHHATTISGARH
RAPUNZEL’S MAHARASHTRA
I SHAH
HAIRCUT ODISHA

India’s very own TELANGANA
Rapunzel (A fairy tale
character who had
long hair) has finally GOA KARNATAKA ANDHRA
cut her hair! Nilanshi PRADESH
Patel, an 18-year-
old from Gujarat, won the
Guinness World Record title
for the KE MUMBAI’S SPEED

longest RALA TAMIL NADU SKATER

hair on a Khushi Shah will be
teenager in representing India at
2016 and again the World Speed Skating
in 2019 and Championships to be held in KHUSH
2020. She has been
growing her hair for the past Columbia in September 2021. The 18-year-old
is the first person from Mumbai in the last 12
12 years, following a bad years to qualify for championships. Khushi
experience at a hair salon.
Nilanshi will be donating has been skating since the age of 4, and has
won many district, state and national level
her approximately 2-metres- competitions too.
long hair to a museum.
PIC CREDIT: THE SKATE ACADEMY VIA FACEBOOK
PIC CREDIT: NILANSHI PATEL VIA INSTAGRAM

PHASE 3, 9MAY 01-14, 2021
VACCINATION Covishield (manufactured by Serum
Institute)
IDRIVE Centre — Rs. 150
ndia entered Phase 3 of State Governments — Rs. 300
LOCAL its Covid-19 vaccination Private Hospitals — Rs. 600
NEWS drive on 1st May. Now,
all people above 18 years Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat
of age are eligible to get Biotech)
Centre — Rs. 150
State Governments — Rs. 400
Private Hospitals — Rs. 1,200

themselves vaccinated,
provided they pre-register themselves, either via
the CoWIN website or the AarogyaSetu app.
JAMMU & LADAKH Vaccine manufacturers will have to supply 50%
KASHMIR

of their output to the centre, which will release
the doses to states based on their number of
cases and wastage. The remaining 50% of their
HPIRMAADCEHSHAL output can be sold directly to state governments

PUNJAB or be made available in the open market.
UTTARAKHAND
APRRUANDAECSHHAL
HARYANA

DELHI SIKKIM

RAJASTHAN

UTTAR PRADESH BIHAR NAGALAND

MEGHALAYA

MANIPUR

JHARKHAND TRIPURA MIZORAM
WEST
MADHYA PRADESH CHHATTISGARH BENGAL

GUJARAT

ZA MAHARASHTRA ODISHA

HRA ALI AKHTAR TELANGANA RAILWAY HERO

GOA BENGALURU 30-year-old Mayur Shelke, a
Central Railway employee,
HELPLINE HERO KARNATAKA ANDHRA saw a 6-year-old boy fall on
PRADESH the tracks and into the path of an oncoming
train, but didn’t hesitate to risk his own life to
Bengaluru-resident KE save the kid. Mayur was awarded Rs. 50,000 by
Zahra Ali Akhtar has the Ministry of Railways as a token for his heroic
been a Covid-19 helpline RALA TAMIL NADU act. Then, he came to
know that the family of
volunteer at Mercy Mission since the child he saved isn’t
June 2020. This year, Zahra has financially strong. So
been working through the month he decided to donate
of Ramzan, sacrificing her sleep and half the money he
time with her husband and kids to received towards that
cater to the callers’ every need. She gets child’s education and
an average of 300 to 400 calls every day welfare, thus doing
along with hundreds of messages. She has to jot another noble, selfless
down details of the caller, then find the nearest deed.
resources and patch them through. Despite being
physically and mentally exhausted, Zahra has no PIC CREDIT: BBC NEWS MARATHI VIA
plans to quit. PIC CREDIT: THE BETTER INDIA YOUTUBE

10 MAY 01-14, 2021 Intelligent Helpful Always smiling Great artist

Fun The wonder kid!

Creative Awesome ANTHONYGifted
SCHMIDT
13 YEARS, Woodinville, Washington

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)? Energetic

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a difference in the way a child's brain develops.
Such children may have trouble understanding the world around them. Some
may have trouble making friends and fitting in, while others many not be able
to deal with change or can be sensitive to loud noises / crowds etc. Autism is
something people are born with. No one knows exactly what causes it.

Although autistic people struggle with normal things, many of them are brilliant. They
can do remarkable things which others cannot do. The world’s best artists, chefs, scientists,
authors, mathematician, actors have all been autistic.

WHAT AUTISM IS NOT. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? Lovely

It is NOT A TABOO, it is NOT an EMBARASSMENT, NOT CONTAGIOUS and it is NOT a
DISEASE. We should accept autistic people as they are. Be patient, care about them,
listen to them and include them in your life by being good friends to them.

JUNIOR LENS spoke to Anthony’s mother, Ramona Balaz-Schmidt to understand
more about his incredible life – his success, failures and how he overcame the
challenges to come out as a winner!
Marvelous
Courageous

Q: AS A MOTHER, WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR SON
ANTHONY HAD AUTISM?
The signs of autism were there early on, but often doctor’s would brush off
our concerns by saying, “Oh he’s just a boy, he will grow out of it.” Anthony,
being our first child, we didn’t realize what were typical development milestones. I think
most parents are in amazement of what their kids CAN do and often miss the signs of
what they CAN’T do compared to their peers. The first time we heard the word
“Autism” was on the first day of kindergarten. Once he was alongside his
peers, it was apparent that something was different. But then, over time
you realize, although the future is a different one than you imagined, it’s

no less a beautiful one.

Q: WHAT WERE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES
THAT ANTHONY FACED WHILE GROWING UP?

Anthony faced a lot of challenges growing up, he
still does. Mostly in school - with sitting still, paying
attention. He struggles with social interactions; he will
often misread a situation. He also has a lot of sensory
triggers that cause him great discomfort, the sound of
chewing for example he cannot tolerate and that’s why
most times you will see him wearing ear protection. I
think it is very important to begin talking about it and
raising awareness that different is not less.

MAY 01-14, 2021

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Q: ANTHONY HAS GOT AN AMAZING MEMORY OF CARS. HOW
DID HE START DEVELOPING HIS HOBBY AND HIS MEMORY
FROM AN EARLY AGE?

From the time he began to speak at around 2 years of age, the first words out of his
mouth were cars. By the time he was 3 years old he could tell you every make and model
of car when you pointed at them. We as parents gave him the support to develop his
interest.

Q: WHAT DOES ANTHONY ASPIRE TO BE IN THE FUTURE? WHAT IS HIS AMBITION?

Anthony aspires to do so many things. He has already published his photography book at the age of 12. He would love to
continue to pursue his photography. He also talks and dreams about opening other businesses, all revolving around the
theme of cars. A car theme retirement community, a restaurant, a charity that gives cars away to people who cannot afford
one. He has a lot of ideas and I encourage him to DREAM BIG.

Q: HOW IS ANTHONY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PEERS? DOES HE SOCIALIZE WITH THEM?

HOW IS HE TREATED BY THEM?

Things are difficult now with Covid 19 for the last year, since we couldn’t socialize, and he has been home online schooling.
Most of his peer interaction is with other boys with ASD. He really gravitates towards adult friends, it is likely because adults
are more overlooking of quirks and differences. He has a lot of friends in the local car club that he has a connection with
because of the love of cars.

Q: WHAT MESSAGE WOULD ANTHONY LIKE TO GIVE TO THE YOUNG READERS OF JUNIOR

LENS?

Anthony would like to tell them, that whatever your challenges might be you can achieve anything you set your mind to. He
often says, “ it’s just a diagnosis, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a great life.”

Q: HOW HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN TO HIS COFFEE TABLE BOOK? HAVE

YOU PLANNED ANY OTHER BOOKS IN THE FUTURE? DO YOU
HAVE PLANS TO SELL YOUR BOOKS IN INDIA?

The response to the coffee table book has been amazing, he’s sold over 2400 copies. It’s
available on American Amazon and they have options for shipping to India. There
are plans for a second book and hopefully we can find a way to have worldwide
distribution by that time.

Q: WHO IS ANTHONY’S INSPIRATION? WHO IS HIS ROLE MODEL AND WHY?

I don’t think he has one specific person that is his inspiration. Temple Grandin (American scientist) was a huge influence
on him, he had the opportunity to meet her, and she took interest in his photography and that was a huge boost for him and

where he is today. Anthony’s book is dedicated to her.

WHAT THEY FEEL, BUT CANNOT EXPRESS....

“I AM HUMAN, “JUST BY SEEING THAT YOU “WHEN YOU BELIEVE
JUST LIKE CARE ABOUT ME REALLY IN ME, IT HELPS ME TO
EVERYONE ELSE” BELIEVE IN MYSELF”
MATTERS TO ME”

12 MAY 01-14, 2021

World Laughter Day
was first celebrated
in 1998 by Dr. Madan
Kataria, founder of the
worldwide Laughter

Yoga movement.

MAuY#g2WNDh20tO21errl dDLa ay It is celebrated on the
first Sunday of May to
raise awareness about
laughter and the many
benefits it offers to our
mind and body. After
all, ‘Laughter is the best

medicine’!

So, enjoy some funny jokes
in this issue and do not
forget to laugh every day
and make people around
you laugh too! Laughter is
contagious and it spreads
happiness around!

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WwhheaGntodthboeacynhgaimnoapmssaddo?  
Bofelanuegfhittesr It dainffguesres Jokes
pboaslaiWhcae-eahHemapyeaadaawniatdagidcstikvdhaeeretitv?heer
Iwt rheolalexebsodthye Hysqoouuwigrrdeeotla
-tyaoAonulcuit?ktle.ike Why did the monkey
Boosts immune system fall off the tree?
Because he died
sIitnfpclreoowitteitncotcsyroeyauosruehrsehbaelraotrotd Beyenocjuaouyhsaliepfeiptmym, oyarokeue! s
Why did the second
monkey fall off the tree?
Because he was holding
hands with the first
monkey

hPyaeopoupprylelawwuhgilehlnltiekthremeyyoaaukremesaoorrtoehubenerdscafyeuoesule! Why did the Why did the fourth
third monkey monkey fall off the
fall off the tree? Peer pressure!
tree? Because (because his friends
he thought it were doing it, so he
was a game had to do it too).

13 MAY 1-14, 2021

Athcayttowuivillailutmgiahekse

Watch a Lau#gWh ayt e r DO r l d
funny
movie MAY 2ND 202 1

Share a good
joke or a

funny story
Play with a
pet

Do something silly

THEGSAHMOEU!T-IT 1One 3The fastest one
person to do it, wins the
will round.Try playing 5
point at an rounds…. It is sure to make
object in everyone laugh!
This game is the room.
2fast, fun and
easy to play! Then, the rest of the people would have to shout the word
You can play that starts with the same letter as the object pointed. For
with your example, if the finger was pointed to the curtains, you
friends or could shout a word that starts with ''C'' - cat.
family.

LAUFAGCHTTSER You cannot make yourself TWTOINSTGEURES
laugh by tickling yourself!
Red lorry,
Rats and Adults laugh about yellow lorry.
monkeys c1h5i-ld3r0etnidmlaayeu!sgWphe1or0wd0a! tyimwhesilea Fred fed Ted
do laugh! bread, and
dLoaeusgnhottehraisveaasonuynladnwguhaicghe! Ted fed Fred

bread.

14 MAY 01-14, 2021

IEnuSovrmeeeknaatm!ioazninsg!

Most of everything you see today, from buildings and structures to machines
and even clothes, are all man-made. These things have changed the world to
the point that today, we wouldn’t be able to imagine life without them! Let’s

take a look at some of these revolutionary inventions and discoveries…

Cornflakes John K John WalkerMatchstick
Wilellog l Kellog
In 1984, John and Will In 1826, a British chemist
Kellogg were making named John Walker was
“healthy food” for the preparing a lighting mixture
patients at Battle Creek and noticed a dried lump of
Sanitarium in Michigan. the chemicals he was stirring
They accidentally left on the end of a stick. When
some cooked wheat on the he tried to scrape it
stove for a few days. The off, it invariably
wheat became stale, but sparked a flame.
instead of throwing And that’s how
it away, because of Walker stumbled
budget issues, Will upon the idea
and John continued to for a friction
process it. They passed it match! Some of
through the rollers, hoping his matches, however,
to obtain long sheets were highly combustible and resulted in
of the dough. flaming balls which burnt carpets and dresses.
But instead, the Walkers’ idea was improved upon till the
dough came chemical formula for the “dried lump” on the
out all crunchy matchstick was perfected
and flaky. And
thus, cornflakes
were created!

Ice-Cream Cones

Arnold Fornachou was believed to have invented the ice-cream cone
simply out of necessity. In 1904, he was at the St. Louis World's Fair
running an ice-cream booth when he ran short on paper cups to serve the
scoops in. He was next to a waffle vendor by the name of Ernest Hamwi.
Fornachou bought some waffles from Hamwi, and rolled them into cones to
hold the ice-cream. And that was the moment when cones supposedly became
the mainstream vessels for the frozen treat!

15 MAY 01-14, 2021
Eureka! Facebook
Some amazing While he was a Mark Zuker
sophomore
(student) at

Inventions! Harvard,Mark
berg isonZukerberg
H. Carrier
Air Conditioner Willis considered the
value of creating

a campus-wide

online student

directory that would connect Harvard

students with one another. So in 2004,

he and a couple of his mates created

Genius can strike anywhere, and for The Facebook. Within 24-hours of its
Willis H. Carrier, it was on a foggy train launch, an estimated 1,200-1,500 of
platform in 1902. As Carrier stared through the mist, he their fellow students signed up for
realized that he could dry air by passing it through water their site. From there on, Facebook
to create fog. That would allow him to control humidity began to expand rapidly, and by the
and temperature while manufacturing air with specific end of the year, had more than 1
amounts of moisture in it. Carrier developed upon this million users. Today, the website has
idea and soon built and installed his first air-conditioning more than 2.8 billion monthly active
unit system in a publishing company in New York. He users and generates an annual revenue
later formed The Carrier Air Conditioning Company of of more than US$85.97 billion.
America, which currently employs more than 50,000
people and is valued at $18.6 billion. The Movie Thomas Ed

Chess + Snakes and Projector
Ladders (Board
Games) People credit the world-
famous inventor Thomas
Did you know that the Edison for his
popular board games contribution in
‘Chess’ and ‘Snakes and making the movie
Ladders’ were actually projector, but not
invented in India? many know the
‘Chess’ originated as ‘Ashtapada’ story behind this.
and later evolved to ‘Chaturanga’ In early 1890,
in the Gupta period around the Francis Jenkins
6th century AD. From India, began creating
chess spread to Persia, and the Phantoscope.
when the Arabs conquered It was the first
Persia, it subsequently spread film projector
to Southern Europe and soon became popular worldwide. that showed strips of films for 1/24th of a
‘Snakes and Ladders’ on the other hand, originated as second, creating the illusion of a smooth and
‘Moksha Patam’. It is said to have been invented by Saint true moving picture. He later met Thomas
Gyandev in the 13th-century. During the British rule in Armat, who became his financial backer.
India, this ancient Indian game made its way to England They had a good working relationship till
and later to the USA, soon gaining worldwide popularity Arnat stole Jenkin’s prototype, modified
too. Today, the game is also known as ‘Chutes and it, and sold its manufacturing rights to
the Edison Manufacturing Company. This
modified invention, the Vitascope, quickly
gained popularity — thanks to the concept
originated by Jenkins.

Ladders’.

16 MAY 01-14, 2021 Mid-Air Reunion

The Lurking You go paragliding,
Croissant but lose something
mid-air. What do
A strange-looking creature you think are the
perched on a tree in a neigh- chances you’ll get
bourhood in Kraków, Poland, left it back? Probably
residents in panic. Afraid that one-in-a-million,
the creature would enter their right? Tuba Turkseve
homes, people didn’t even open was really, really
their windows. Someone finally lucky in that case.
made a frantic call after two days, and rescuers arrived She had gone paragliding over Turkey awhile back.
to free the animal. It took them some time to spot and When her instructor Aysenur Katirci attempted an
capture the creature which residents say looked like an acrobatic stunt during a tandem flight, the force of
Iguana. And when they did, it brought out more laughs the spin caused Turkseve’s clip-on sunglasses to fly off.
than sighs of relief — because the creature was actual- She was reunited with her sunglasses moments later
ly just a croissant! It is still not known how the crois- when, in a strange turn of events, they just somehow
sant ended up in the tree — could have been a prank
or even a genuine mishap. But the incident landed on her lap. It wasn’t until that moment
was hilarious nonetheless! And when that she even realized they were missing.
the rescue agency made a social Turkseve told Katirci what happened
media post about the incident, it and stunned, both women erupted
went viral and garnered atten- in laughter. A video of the incident
tion from netizens all around has been posted on the internet,
the world, even inspiring with most netizens referring
many memes and jokes. to it as ‘awesome’, ‘insane’,
‘impressive’ and ‘magic’.
Pic credit: KTOZ via
Facebook Pic credit: Zenger via YouTube

Bird Chair-Shaped
Break-In Handbag

When Kerri returned home For some, handbags are impor-
from a dinner out with her tant accessories they use to carry
husband and child on 21st April, she things around. For others, handbags
was shocked to witness an unusual sort are a collectors’ item they spend huge
of ‘break-in’. The intruders were hundreds amounts of money to buy. There is one
of migratory birds, believed to be Vaux’s swifts. such handbag which was recently discovered by
They had swooped down the chimney to take up Twitteratis — and it belongs to the second category.
residence inside the house. Kerri called authorities It is crystal-embellished, looks like a mini folding
for help, but they told her to just leave her doors chair, and is priced at US$895 (Rs. 66,000 approx-
open and allow the birds to leave on their own. imately). The cost of the hand-
However, the birds didn’t appear to want to leave, bag is insanely high, especially
considering that it is actually not
and made a mess of Kerri’s good for carrying anything except
home. Surrounded by hundreds for a conversation. It is on sale at
of birds and feeling helpless, Nordstrom’s (in the United States),
Kerri, her husband and their and became a laughing stock on
baby stayed in a hotel overnight Twitter after Minnesota-resident
while a relative tried (but Lexi Brown posted a photo of
failed) to evict the birds. A local it. Many netizens ridiculed the
news agency, KTLA-TV, got in handbag for its bizarre look,
touch with Kerri and shared her
plight. There is no update yet, nature and pricing. What do you
but we hope all the birds have think of it?
finally left so that Kerri is able
to finally relax! Pic credit: Nordstrom

Pic credit: KTLA

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Origins & celebrations

BY ANUJ SANGHVI, for an official holiday dedicated as a traditional carnation to their
to them. Thanks to her efforts, in mothers to show their love and
6TH GRADE, HORNER JUNIOR 1914, President Woodrow Wilson gratitude. In Thailand, Mother’s
HIGH, FREMONT, CA, USA declared the second Sunday of May Day is celebrated on 12th August to
as International Mother’s Day. But commemorate the birthday of Her
HOW DID IT START? once this happened, shopkeepers, Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Mother of
card makers and florists started all Thai people. In Ethiopia, Mother’s
Mother’s Day is a memorable day commercializing this holiday. Day is a 3-day festival celebrated as
celebrated on the second Sunday Antrosht.
in the month of May. The day MOTHER’S DAY AROUND
originated in Greece in the era of THE WORLD The importance of Mother’s Day
ancient Greeks and Romans. Ancient is to thank our mom for everything
Greeks honored mother goddesses Today, though most countries she has done. For example, thanks
by the names of Rhea and Cybele. follow International Mother’s Day, to your mom, you are in the world,
The Romans also dedicated a special some countries have their own after spending nine months inside
spring festival called Hilaria for celebrations and traditions. South her womb. Then, when you were
goddess Cybele, around 250 years Africans give a flower known welcomed into the world, your mom
before Jesus Christ was born. This was so happy to see you. Take this
event went on for three days.
day to thank her and make
Going a little Northwest, in the evefrLoyerdnhasyewra!isMWh oaeltalhtmeJrou’tnshiDoerrasy
United Kingdom, a more modern a Happy Mother’s Day!
version of Mother’s Day called
Mothering Sunday came into play.
Started around the 16th century,
this day fell on the fourth Sunday of
Lent and on this day, people would
loyally visit their 'mother church' for
service. Later it converted into a day
where kids started giving tokens of
appreciation to their mothers.

ANNA JARVIS &
INTERNATIONAL
MOTHER’S DAY

Anna Jarvis was
the first person who
brought recognition
to the efforts of mothers
in the U.S. On May 12, 1907 Jarvis
started a women’s group to promote
health and friendship. She taught
them how to take care of their
children. To honor mothers for all
the hard work they do, she fought

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Safety?THE SURE SHOT TO As the COVID-19
pandemic continues,
BY ARJUN people are still searching
MURUGAPPAN for ways of freedom from the
quarantine and various restrictions.
GRADE 7, JOHN M A solution to this is the COVID-19
HORNER MIDDLE vaccine. In fact, more than 1000 million
SCHOOL, FREMONT, people around the globe are vaccinated
CA, USA at this point. But, in order for the whole
world to be safe, children should also be
vaccinated. This is what many health
officials think. We at Junior Lens talked
to professionals in the health
field to find out more on this
current burning topic.

CAN CHILDREN FIGHT IS THE VACCINE NECESSARY
THE VIRUS BETTER THAN FOR CHILDREN?
ADULTS?
Kids form a major part of
DR ARUN THIMMIAH the worldwide population, so
do they also require the shot
GENERAL PRACTITIONER like adults? Dr. Hazari says
ABBEY ROAD SURGERY it will be necessary because
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, even if Coronavirus does not
CUMBRIA, UK affect children, they can still
carry the virus and spread it to
Doctor Arun Thimmiah, a unvaccinated family members
General Practitioner from or teachers or friends. Doctor
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK Thimmiah adds that the vaccine
says that "In the UK, children is needed for kids who have
have been found to develop a health problems. “...children
mild illness with Covid-19 and seem to develop a minor illness
recover very quickly and without with the Coronavirus majority
any complications, so the of the times, so it's a small
vaccines are not currently offered proportion of children, with
to children. severe neurological problems,
or underlying health conditions
Dr. Sidhartha Hazari DVM, that tend to have a more severe
PhD, PHM, Microbiologist at the reaction...”
Solano County Public Health
Department, further explains DR SIDHARTHA HAZARI
that younger children do not
have the receptors in their body DVM, PHD, PHM
that the coronavirus needs to PUBLIC SUPERVISOR
enter the respiratory organs. so, MICROBIOLOGIST
children below 6 are relatively SOLANO COUNTY PUBLIC
immune. HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Safety?THE SURE SHOT TO
CAN THE VACCINE BE USED are very safe, and we stand up for
ON CHILDREN UNDER 16? vaccines, we believe they are very
safe.”
PALLAVI ARABOLU
HOW DOES THE VACCINE
MD PHYSICIAN HELP CHILDREN?
IN CHARGE NEMOURS
DUPONT PEDIATRICS Doctor Arabolu further explains
EXTON, PA that the vaccine is like a shield to
children. “...I think the vaccine is
Right now, vaccines always going to give an extra layer
are approved for ages 16 and of protection.” She adds, “I think
above and recently Pfizer, a vaccine it will give something called herd
producing company announced immunity, so it will generally protect
on March 31st that their vaccines the population...so I think overall
are 100% effective on the 12–15- the vaccine will boost protection
year olds too. But doctors feel that and keep us safe.”
more testing is required. Says Dr.
Thimmiah, “The purpose of the 2020 has been one of the toughest
study they’re doing is to assess the years in this century so far, and the
safety of the vaccine, so the study
itself was started in February or Coronavirus has taken many
March, so it’s still early days, lives. However, with the
but hopefully they will current vaccine rollout for
conclude that it's safe.” adults and soon for kids,
Doctor Pallavi Arabolu, along with talks of anti
Md, a Pediatrician from Covid-19 medication in
Pennsylvania, U.S.A. feels the works, we can hope
confident about the vaccine to see a rainbow at
being effective for children the end of this storm
as other vaccines in the soon. But till then we
past have been safe for all still need to be vigilant,
ages. “Yes, generally vaccines stay safe and try our best
to get vaccinated.

WHAT IS HERD
IMMUNITY?

Dr. Hazari details the science behind
herd immunity, “Herd immunity is where 80 to 90
percent of the community gets vaccinated. That
means the virus cannot affect people anymore
because when it affects me, and I will fight the virus
thanks to the vaccine, and then I don’t transmit to
the other person. So, it’s like this - in a hundred-
person community, if 90 people are vaccinated, the
virus will have nowhere to go, and it will die out.”

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