Funstuf

By Jane K. Priewe


Noah’s Ark Letter Square

Hidden within the ark outline are forty-two terms relating to the story of Noah (See Gen. 6:9–9:17). Find them by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. The twenty-three unused letters (reading from left to right, starting at the top) tell us what God said He would never do again. (Note: Because every term has at least one letter that is not in any other term, it is important to find the longest terms first.)

       

D

   

W

I

D

T

H

 

R

R

E

T

N

I

W

 

E

F

O

O

D

L

O

C

E

M

T

L

O

R

D

D

S

L

T

M

A

I

O

D

A

T

E

R

O

S

U

R

V

P

O

F

I

E

T

H

U

D

E

S

A

E

I

V

D

A

N

T

A

O

D

E

V

E

R

D

T

E

R

O

E

B

B

O

A

T

C

R

E

A

N

C

T

F

H

F

L

O

Y

L

S

E

K

A

D

T

A

H

O

P

O

A

W

E

W

E

F

W

W

S

T

H

T

N

N

V

A

V

E

R

R

A

V

E

N

I

T

D

A

R

Y

I

U

I

J

L

M

E

K

T

E

T

I

F

N

W

R

E

I

 

M

O

S

M

E

H

S

N

N

Y

V

E

L

D

O

I

H

R

 

E

M

N

G

P

I

N

D

A

G

D

T

R

O

S

B

O

 
   

S

N

O

S

L

A

M

I

N

A

A

M

W

H

O

   
     

G

D

A

Y

C

U

B

I

T

S

Y

I

D

     
       

N

S

H

T

G

N

E

L

G

 

S

       

Animals

Cubits

Food

Japheth

Rainbow

Sons

Ark

Decks

Forty days

Length

Raven

Summer

Birds

Door

God

Lord

Rooms

Twos

Boat

Flood of water

Gopher wood

Mount Ararat

Seedtime

(Noah’s) wife

Cloud

Dove

Ham

Noah

Seven days

Width

Cold

Earth

Harvest

Olive leaf

Shem

Window

Covenant

Floated

Heat

Pitch

Sin and evil

Winter

Answer:

Destroy every living thing.

Motion Commotion

Open this magazine in the middle and roll a marble down the center onto a plate. The marble shot right off the plate, didn’t it?

Now place a second marble on the plate, just at the bottom of the center of the magazine, and roll the first marble down it again. What happened to both marbles?

There are two scientific principles at work here:

  1. 1.

    Nothing moves unless a force of some kind moves it.

  2. 2.

    Whenever something moves in one direction, an equal force moves in the opposite direction.

Thus, gravity was the force that moved the first marble, and the force of the first marble moved the second marble. When the first marble hit the second marble, the impact made the first marble react against its own force in the opposite direction, thus making the marble stop.

World Wisdom

One word is missing from each of the following proverbs from twelve different countries. Can you fill in the blanks from the given list of words?

  1. 1.

    A __________ can drink no more than its fill from a river (China).

  2. 2.

    Many little __________ make a great river (Denmark).

  3. 3.

    Wake not a sleeping __________ (The Netherlands).

  4. 4.

    He that never __________, never fell (England).

  5. 5.

    The cottage is a __________ to the poor (France).

  6. 6.

    The __________ praises the workman (Germany).

  7. 7.

    The wheel that turns gathers no __________ (Greece).

  8. 8.

    Many a shabby __________ makes a fine horse (Ireland).

  9. 9.

    Two __________ cannot be held under one arm (Turkey).

  10. 10.

    It is always good to have two strings in your __________ (Italy).

  11. 11.

    The __________ may hurt the dog, but not so much as [it hurts] the hand that threw it (Japan).

  12. 12.

    Truth and __________ always come to the surface (Spain).

Bow

Oil

Rust

Colt

Palace

Stone

Dog

Rivulets

Watermelons

Mouse

Rode

Work

Answers:

(1) mouse, (2) rivulets, (3) dog, (4) rode, (5) palace, (6) work, (7) rust, (8) colt, (9) watermelons, (10) bow, (11) stone, (12) oil.