Can you believe that Fixies are
Such itty-bitty creatures? Even when they’re magnified
It’s hard to see their features. They’re tiny, infinitesimal,
So small it makes you doubt. But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! The Magic Wand Oh, Tom Thomas! How did you get here? It was a piece of cake! I just got this cool magic wand as a gift. See? Wow! There is no such thing as a magic wand! I don’t believe you! You just wait! Any wish is the wand’s command. Check it out! Today I want my school to be closed! Golden wish tideesh! Tom Thomas! Your teacher from school just gave me a call. She said your school has totally disappeared. How odd. So I’m not going to school? Well, how? Instead of school we’ll go to the park. Hurrah! Real magic! It’s so great! No! There’s no magic! There’re only illusions. I don’t know what illusions are. It’s when what we thing we’re seeing
is not what is actually happening. Have you ever seen a magician
pull a rabbit out of an empty hat? Do you think it’s magic? No! It is only an illusion. In reality the rabbit is hidden inside the table
that the magician puts his hat on. The lid of the hat is made with a secret hatch. And when the magician puts his arm inside the hat, he grabs the rabbit from the table below and – ta-dah! How every magic trick works may be a secret,
But every illusion does have an explanation. I’m telling you, this wand is totally magical! Right now I can make a rabbit
appear out of this trash can for you. Golden wish tideesh! That wasn’t the idea. Looks like a dog to me. Wait, one more time. Golden wish tideesh! Golden wish tideesh! Tom Thomas, will you cut it out?! One Chewsocka was already enough for us
and now there’s three! Hey, Tom Thomas! Please tell your rabbits
that they can stop barking so loudly! Shame on you for attacking helpless little kids! Wait, I’ll make you bigger now! Golden wish tideesh! What? You scared?! So you’re only brave enough
to chase little kids around?! Wow! I’m huge! I’m as huge as Tom Thomas! I am huge! Nolik! Be careful! How can you live being this tall? It’s so inconvenient! And I thought it was tough when you were so tiny. Tom Thomas, are you ready? Hey! Why do we have three dogs all of a sudden? Oh my word! No!!! Why are you screaming? I was dreaming that someone
had given me a magic wand. And then I had to make you big, see?
And my mom saw you! That’s awful! That would have made me scream. I wish I had a magic wand of my very own. We Fixies aren’t ones to believe in magic, but we do believe in what humans can do! Because humans often work wonders. For ages, flying in the sky
seemed to be an impossible dream, but today anyone can take off to the sky in an airplane. It used to be that humans thought that only magic
could take them to the Moon, but now astronauts have already walked on its surface. In fairytales, people were able to see
and talk to each other through a magic mirror. But today we have the Internet
and telephones we can use. Refrigerators, televisions, automobiles, computers… There are so many things that humans have created – wondrous things that they used to only be able
to dream about like a miracle from a fairy tale. A magic wand? Why do you need it? First, I’d skip school today. Tom Thomas, are you ready? I told you we’re going to the park. And what about school? I’ll skip it? Good joke. Could this be a dream too? No, it’s just that today is Sunday! And that’s the magic of it! Fixies have a special sign
I happened to discover: They hold three fingers in the air
And flash it to each other. They send their greetings to you,
They sing them and they shout, But if you meet a Fixie, please,
Don’t let their secret out! The Chain Reaction Tom Thomas, what are you doing? Nolik, leave me alone. No, really, what is that? Quit distracting me, will you? Nolik! Look at what you’ve done! I?! It’s all because you wouldn’t quit it! Wouldn’t quit what? I was struggling with that thing for half an hour
and you ruined it! Hey! Tom Thomas! Can you hear me?! Tom Thomas! Let me out! Nolik, is that you banging? Yeah. And how did you end up in there? None of your business! Why’re you so rude to me? Because I feel like it! Oh, yeah?! Enjoy sitting there! Well, who needs you! Goodbye!!! Oh, Simka! What happened to you?
Did you bang yourself? And so what?! Does it hurt? Leave me alone, Toola!
You always have to be fussing over everybody. Come on, why are you so angry? Nolik was rude to me. That means you have to be rude to me? Forgive me, Toola. And where is Nolik right now? There. Let’s go see him! Nolik, it’s Toola. Are you alright? I’m fine. Why were you so rude with your sister? Because Tom Thomas was rude with me. I get it. It’s a chain reaction. A what? Setting a log on fire isn’t easy. But it’s easy to light a match, use the match to light kindling, the kindling to light a twig, and the twig to light the log. Have you ever seen a fire grow? It’s an example of a typical chain reaction. So be extra careful with fire! Because just one match
or little piece of smoldering coal can lead to a huge disaster. Yes, they can make a whole forest burst into flame
and burn down to the ground! And all because of a simple chain reaction. I don’t get you. What chain reaction? What do you mean, Nolik! Tom Thomas was rude to you, then you were rude to Simka,
then Simka was rude with me. So there it is, a chain reaction. Yeah! And the rudeness was like a little spark. It just spread, and spread, and spread
like a forest fire! Will you forgive me, Simka? Yeah, alright. I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we try starting our very own
chain reaction the other way around? What do you mean? Well, instead of spreading angry and rude feelings, we could spread happiness! But how? It’s simple. All we need to do is smile
and say nice things to each other. What a great idea! We could work together and fix Tom Thomas’ mood! And I know how! Come help me pick up this domino, will you?! Everything in the whole universe is made up of atoms, particles so extremely small
that you can’t even see them through a microscope. But when a tiny atom splits, it makes a tiny explosion. And that explosion can start another explosion, and another explosion, and another! And now you’ve got a chain reaction. And that’s how a lot of tiny explosions work together
to make the gigantic explosion of an atomic bomb, the deadliest weapon known to man. But atomic energy can also be used
for peaceful purposes. For example, nuclear power plants use this energy
to produce electricity and hot water. And nuclear-powered icebreakers can break through
the thick arctic ice, so ships can sail on their way. There, all done! Nolik! Bring him in! And now we’re gonna teach Tom Thomas how a chain reaction can work
to make you feel really good. He’s coming! On your marks, now! What’s going on? No! Really? Tom Thomas, watch this! Tideesh! That was so totally awesome! I can’t believe what I saw! How did you do that? It was just a real… A chain reaction. What? A chain reaction!