Fun Stop
August 2019

“Fun Stop,” New Era, Aug. 2019, 42–43.

Fun Stop

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The Extra Smile

brother and sister at dinner table

Well, I can’t find any reference to it in the Adam and Eve story either. I guess there really is no such thing as a forbidden vegetable.

Arie van de Graaff

two boys working out

If our bodies are temples, then technically we’re doing temple work, right?

Ryan Stoker

mother and son in grocery store

Look! I think this cereal comes pre-blessed!

Jon Clark

The Incredible Human Body

Heavenly Father created your body in His own likeness (see Moses 6:9). Test your knowledge of this priceless gift in the quiz below.

  1. How much blood does the average human heart pump a day?

    1. 50 gallons

    2. 250 gallons

    3. 1,000 gallons

    4. 2,000 gallons

  2. Which of the following is true about teeth?

    1. You have more teeth than the average sloth.

    2. You have more teeth than the average dog.

    3. You have more teeth than the average horse.

  3. Stretched out end to end, how far would the blood vessels in your body reach?

    1. A bit longer than the pioneer trek from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

    2. Between two and four times around the circumference of the earth.

    3. From Earth to the moon and back three times.

    4. From Earth to Pluto and halfway back again.

  4. True or false: Your bones, by weight, are stronger than concrete.

    1. True

    2. False

  5. 5. True or false: Your brain generates enough electricity to power a lightbulb.

    1. True

    2. False

  6. What part of your body is mainly responsible for balance?

    1. Inner ear

    2. Lymph nodes

    3. Brain stem

    4. Fifth rib from the top, left side

  7. How many unique scents can your nose detect?

    1. One thousand

    2. One million

    3. One billion

    4. One trillion

  8. By weight, this is the strongest muscle in your body.

    1. Bicep

    2. Gluteus maximus

    3. Jaw muscle

    4. Quadriceps

  9. True or true: Your body is an incredible gift, no matter its size or shape.

    1. True

    2. True

Scriptural Body Mix-Ups

Your sneaky seminary teacher wants to see how well you can identify the correct body parts from these scriptural passages. The bolded body parts have been mixed up. Look up the verses if you get stuck.

  1. “The light of the body is the heart” (Luke 11:34). ________

  2. “Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my feet are troubled” (Lamentations 1:20). ________

  3. Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the ear of flesh (2 Nephi 4:34). ________

  4. “Therefore, let every man stand in his own office, and labor in his own calling; and let not the head say unto the bowels it hath no need of the bowels” (Doctrine and Covenants 84:109). ________

  5. “A new arm also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you” (Ezekiel 36:26). ________

  6. “Yea, and thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time thine mouth was not opened” (1 Nephi 20:8). ________

  7. “In the eye of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1). ________

Stair Challenge

When these five deacons heard how President Russell M. Nelson climbs stairs two at a time1, they decided to start jogging stairs at their school’s bleachers. Can you figure out how many stair flights each deacon could do that first Saturday morning?


  1. Jian did six more flights of stairs than Mason.

  2. Garret did two more flights than Jian.

  3. Mason did half as many flights as Hector.

  4. No two friends did the same number of flights.

# of Flights of Stairs












The Incredible Human Body

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

Scriptural Body Mix-Ups

1. eye; 2. bowels; 3. arm; 4. feet; 5. heart; 6. ear; 7. Mouth

Stair Challenge

Garret, 10; Hector, 4; Jian, 8; Mason, 2; Sam, 6


  1. See Sarah Jane Weaver, “Get to Know President Russell M. Nelson, a Renaissance Man,” Jan. 16, 2018, news.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.