Did you know that the world famous escape artist Harry Houdini performed here in Oakland almost 100 years ago? A massive crowd of 30,000 people gasped in fear as they watched his amazing act.
Would you be surprised to learn the Russia and California once had a common border? This is true, a little part of the Bar Area was in fact a Russian colony! How did it happen, and what followed next?
Meet a boy who invented a video game that fights…cancer! Ben Duskin’s own story is quite fascinating too – find out on page 7.
Want a mind workout? Go to page 8 and flex your brain muscles.
Of course there is more, but you won’t know about it until you start reading.