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Do Not Open: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best Kept Secrets

Posted by freeschool on November 20, 2007

Kids of all ages will enjoy Do Not Open (An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best Kept Secrets) by John Farndon, published by DK. It’s got unexplained mysteries, bizarre anecdotes, great escapes, codes, optical illusions, hoaxes, and explanations of secret systems and complexes.

BoingBoing‘s review includes a PDF of the Mary Celeste section.

DK’s site also has a section supplementing the book called Do Not Click. It’s a pretty neat, flash driven website that makes it look as if you’re exploring it with a flashlight. The site teaches you a few things about hackers, spy gear, and surveillance. You can even print your very own secret agent name badge.

They also have some videos:

via BoingBoing

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