Britannica – February 2023
English | 45 pages | pdf | 91.74 MB
Follow the trail of hilarious illustrations and crazily connected facts. All the way from remembering your dreams to… the real shape of a rainbow
6 SNAP IT!
Eye-popping photos to amuse and amaze. Including a stunning underwater cave, a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display and a heron that could be in for a nasty surprise.
Fascinating inventions and discoveries. Find out the science behind see-through frogs and the best way to skim stones. Plus, see a brand new flying hoverbike in action!
Enjoy the wise words and sound advice of two of history’s greatest thinkers: the German physicist Albert Einstein and the Chinese philosopher Laozi.
14 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT FEBRUARY
Celebrate 1O historic anniversaries and events, including a cloned sheep, the first Playmobil figures and some honeybees that can do maths!
16 COVER FEATURE: MYTHS & MONSTERS
From Maui to Medusa, meet 1O extraordinary mythical creatures and characters, drawn from ancient stories and legends told by different cultures from around the world.
22 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT JELLYFISH
Dive into the strange and beautiful underwater world of the jellyfish.
24 THE BIG BRITANNICA FAMILY QUIZ
Stretch your brain power with a special bumper edition of our brilliantly tricky quiz.
28 NOBODY KNOWS
One of the universe’s great unsolved mysteries.
29 A SK THE EXPERTS
Your chance to test Britannica’s brilliant experts. This month: what happened to the dinosaurs after a giant asteroid collided with Earth 66 million years ago.
3O JUMBO PUZZLES & GAMES
A four-page special featuring a Geography Word Search, Spot the Difference, Number Triangles, Space-Doku and Connect the Planets. Plus, all-new games Tracing Lines, the Bridge Puzzle and Changing Rooms!
34 ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!
Our epic serialisation of the true history of the universe continues as we investigate the mysterious disappearance of some giant prehistoric animals…
36 INFOGRAPHIC: FROM BIG TO SMALL!
Take a fascinating trip as we zoom in from gigantic galaxies down to the tiniest atoms and molecules.
38 SEND IT IN!
Meet the brilliant young brainboxes who went buzzer to buzzer at the grand final of the very first Britannica Magazine Schools Quiz Challenge. Plus, an illustrated fact featuring an extremely sneaky cat!
4O DO IT YOURSELF
Dress to impress at Carnival by learning how to make your very own beautiful Venetian mask!
43 JOKES & RIDDLES
Hand-picked by our jokes editor May!