Fun Stop
August 2017

“Fun Stop,” New Era, August 2017

Fun Stop

New Era Magazine, 2017/08 Aug

Justice Is Sweet

The campfire has finally died down to the perfect level of marshmallow-roasting coals. It’s s’more time! However, you discover that one of the large chocolate bars has already been partially hollowed out with surgical precision.

Can you detect the matching pattern of chocolate squares that fits exactly into the empty spaces, thus identifying the thief? Patterns may be rotated but not flipped. Answer on page 45.

Unmix the Metaphors

Someone’s put a monkey wrench in the ointment and a fly in the works. These metaphors from the scriptures have gotten all mixed up. See if you can replace the highlighted words with the correct ones. Answers on page 45.

  1. Then had thy peace been as a flood (Isaiah 48:18).

  2. First cast out the apple out of thine own eye (Matthew 7:5).

  3. I send you forth as a lion in his den (Matthew 10:16)

  4. The wise man built his house upon a cage (Matthew 7:24)

  5. The word of God is … sharper than honey and the honeycomb (Hebrews 4:12).

  6. [The wicked] lieth in wait secretly as sheep in the midst of wolves (Psalm 10:9)

  7. The sow that was washed [has returned] to her wallowing in the pearls (2 Peter 2:22).

  8. We all do fade as a whirlwind (Isaiah 64:6).

  9. [The judgments of the Lord are] sweeter … than any twoedged sword (Psalm 19:10).

  10. As a snail which melteth, so a fool returneth to his folly (Proverbs 26:11).

  11. As a rock is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit (Jeremiah 5:27).

  12. As a dog returneth to his vomit, let every one of [the wicked] pass away (Psalm 58:8).

  13. Keep me as the beam of the eye (Psalm 17:8).

  14. Don’t cast your mire before swine (Matthew 7:6).

  15. Righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a river (Moses 7:62).

  16. Your destruction cometh as a leaf (Proverbs 1:27).

  1. pearls

  2. apple

  3. cage

  4. sheep in the midst of wolves

  5. flood

  6. honey and the honeycomb

  7. whirlwind

  8. snail which melteth

  9. mire

  10. beam

  11. rock

  12. a lion in his den

  13. river

  14. any twoedged sword

  15. leaf

  16. dog returneth to his vomit

Bring on the Cureloms!

On this page a few months ago we mentioned cureloms (see Ether 9:19) and invited you to tell us what a group of cureloms is called and to send in drawings of what they may have looked like. Here are some of your responses.

A pack of elephants is a parade. A pack of cureloms is a march.

Berkley E., 14, Arizona, USA

A THUNDER of cureloms!!

Zarian S., 14, Utah, USA

I think a group of cureloms is called a curry or a cureleem.

Aubree R., 13, North Carolina, USA

A mystery of cureloms.

Addie P., 12, Idaho, USA

A group of cureloms should be called a cunfuzzle of cureloms!

Michelle D., 17, Utah, USA

A group of cureloms should be called a fluff of cureloms.

Katie F., 15, Colorado, USA

A group of cureloms should be called a quorum.

Marcus B., 15, Utah, USA


Unmix the Metaphors

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Justice Is Sweet