Fun Stop

    “Fun Stop,” New Era, June 2019, 40–41.

    Fun Stop

    Fun Stop

    The Extra Smile

    personnel manager talking to octopus

    It says here that you are good at multitasking …

    Val Chadwick Bagley

    Young Men leaders with quorum presidency

    Why do all the activity ideas have something to do with food?

    Our planning meeting was on fast Sunday.

    Summer Bird

    Young Men leaders with quorum presidency

    But the dance is next week! I thought John wanted me to practice with him!

    He said practicing with his mom would be too embarrassing!

    Ryan Stoker

    Temple Trivia

    With all the excitement over new temples, first check your knowledge about some of the first temples built in these latter days.

    1. The early Saints were forced to abandon this temple—the first built in this dispensation—within two years of its completion.

      1. Nauvoo Illinois Temple

      2. Salt Lake Temple

      3. Kirtland Ohio Temple

      4. Palmyra New York Temple

    2. This was the first temple built outside the United States of America.

      1. London England Temple

      2. Sidney Australia Temple

      3. Cardston Alberta Temple

      4. Mexico City Temple

    3. This temple, the longest-operating temple in use today, was dedicated in 1877.

      1. Manti Utah Temple

      2. Salt Lake Temple

      3. Los Angeles California Temple

      4. St. George Utah Temple

    4. This temple—the second built in this dispensation—was abandoned almost as soon as it was finished. First, however, thousands of Saints received ordinances inside before journeying west. It was later destroyed by fire and a tornado.

      1. Nauvoo Illinois Temple

      2. Columbus Ohio Temple

      3. Manhattan New York Temple

      4. Chicago Illinois Temple

    5. This was the first temple in Europe.

      1. Paris France Temple

      2. Bern Switzerland Temple

      3. Freiburg Germany Temple

      4. London England Temple

    6. This was the first temple in Asia.

      1. Tokyo Japan Temple

      2. Hong Kong China Temple

      3. Manila Philippines Temple

      4. Taipei Taiwan Temple

    7. This was the first temple in South America.

      1. Guayaquil Ecuador Temple

      2. Cochabamba Bolivia Temple

      3. Lima Peru Temple

      4. São Paulo Brazil Temple

    8. What do the 12 oxen supporting temple baptistries represent?

      1. The original 12 apostles.

      2. The 12 months of the year, and the ongoing work of the Lord.

      3. The number of oxen used to haul stone for the Salt Lake Temple.

      4. The 12 tribes of Israel.

    9. Bonus question: who came up with the idea to put the angel Moroni on top of the temple?

      1. President Wilford Woodruff

      2. 19th century explorer Jim Bridger

      3. Non-LDS sculptor Cyrus Dallin

      4. Mary Ann Angell Young, wife of President Brigham Young

    What’s in a Name?

    Below is a scripture that explains why we sometimes are a little particular about what people call us. The letters have been replaced by other letters. See if you can figure it out.


    Hint: Y=L

    The Father’s Day Gift Every Dad Needs

    “Dad, I’m hungry!” Wait for it. “Hi, Hungry! I’m Dad!” Groan. But here’s the great thing about Dad jokes. The worse they are, the more they make you laugh. Chalk it up as one of the grand mysteries of the universe.

    See if you can match setups with punchlines in these classic Dad jokes. Then try to make your dad (or anybody else) chuckle with the horrible puns. Just don’t be surprised if Dad uses them on you down the road. You’ve been warned.

    1. I’m reading a book on the history of glue.

    2. Never buy anything with velcro.

    3. How does a penguin build his house?

    4. Hmm, you might want to avoid the sushi.

    5. When I play soccer, I don’t expect to win.

    6. What did the buffalo say when his son left for college?

    7. You should never trust atoms.

    8. I used to hate facial hair.

    9. Where do you learn how to make ice cream?

    10. Last night I dreamed I was a muffler.

    11. Why don’t crabs share their toys?

    12. What do you call a pony with a sore throat?

    13. Sunday school.

    14. They’re shellfish.

    15. It’s a total rip-off.

    16. Bison!

    17. I just can’t put it down.

    18. They make up everything.

    19. I woke up exhausted.

    20. Igloos it together.

    21. It’s a little fishy.

    22. A little horse.

    23. It’s just for kicks.

    24. Then it grew on me.

    A Riddle, Brain Food

    One morning, while in the wilderness, Sariah noticed that some of the food had disappeared from their provisions overnight. Unfortunately, last night’s rainstorm made it very dark and washed away any traces of footprints, so she couldn’t tell who took it. She asked each of her sons what he was doing after bedtime last night. Sam said he was futilely trying to get sand out of his clothes. Laman said he was just looking at the stars. Lemuel said he was doing whatever Laman was doing. Nephi said he was planning out what he would do if he had to go back to Jerusalem one more time.

    Sariah then told Laman and Lemuel that they had to go without breakfast. How did she know it was them?


    Temple Trivia

    1. c; 2. c; 3. d; 4. a; 5. b; 6. a; 7. d; 8. d; 9. c

    What’s in a Name?

    “For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:4).

    Dad Jokes

    1. E; 2. C; 3. H; 4. I; 5. K; 6. D; 7. F; 8. L; 9. A; 10. G; 11. B; 12. J

    A Riddle, Brain Food

    There had been a rainstorm, so they couldn’t have been looking at the stars.