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  1. Black swans: events that are hugely important, rare and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact

  2. Ever wonder about who you really are?

  3. Ever wonder if your parents have lied to you?

  4. Ever wondered if you had a long-lost brother or sister?

  5. Class:Biology Grade:10 Assignment: Create a believable hoax, with scientific ‘proof’ to back it up It’s all in good fun, right?

  6. Or not? Hoax: Make a YouTube video Pretend to have discovered your: long-lost identical twin

  7. Melissa ‘Missy’ Vianello Age 16 Lives in Connecticut Decides that this would be a great project idea! Her “long-lost twin”?

  8. Her best friend and cousin… Claire Linnahan Age 16 They go to different schools, and are in different grades…

  9. Yet Missy and Claire have been best friends forever….

  10. So they make their video… Even Missy’s friends are surprised how much they look alike!

  11. Genevieve Candler Age 16 Lives on Long Island Her friends see the video… …and think she is in it!

  12. ? Missy & Claire Genevieve

  13. It was just a hoax for biology class… Missy and Claire are just cousins who happen to look a lot alike…right? Then, who is Genevieve?

  14. Read: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney And find out…

  15. Also check out other titles by Caroline B. Cooney: The Face on the Milk Carton Whatever Happened to Janie? The Voice on the Radio What Janie Found Both Sides of Time Out of Time Prisoner of Time For All Time Emergency Room Twenty Pageants Later Flight #116 is Down Flash Fire The Terrorist Hush Little Baby The Ransom of Mercy Carter Goddess of Yesterday Code Orange Enter Three Witches If the Witness Lied They Never Came Back

  16. Photocredits: www.chapters.indigo.ca www.bbc.co.uk

  17. Music by ConstantinopleMusic by ConstantinopleMusic by Constantinople

  18. Three Black Swans By Caroline B. Cooney Booktalk Presented by Katherine Gilks