Needed: counterfeit agents

How to discern what's real and what's not

EVEN blindfolded, the government counterfeit agent instantly recognized every counterfeit bill we'd mixed in with the real ones. After astounding our seventh-grade class with his prowess, he stacked all the real money at one end of the table, the counterfeit at the other. Stepping back, he said, "Now it's your turn to become counterfeit agents."

We all made a beeline for the counterfeit pile. Watching us crowd and elbow for a closer look (it looked so real!), he said, "You'll never become counterfeit agents that way! You must become familiar with the real thing. Then the counterfeit won't even look real."

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