Rural Missouri - November 2012 - (Page 38)
Fun facts and cool stuff
id you know the most frequently used letters of our alphabet are e, t, a and o, in that order? Or that the largest country by population is China, with 1.34 billion people, followed by India, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil? Or that the smallest country is Vatican City, with a population of 836? Did you know the name “Missouri” comes from an Algonquin Indian term meaning “river of the big canoes?” Or that in 2006, Pluto was reclassifed as a dwarf planet instead of a planet as it’s been known for years and years? In “The World Almanac For Kids 2013,” you can learn fascinating, fun facts as well as trivia. This 350-page, colorfully illustrated book covers a wide range of topics that appeal to fans of nearly anything. Chapters are organized by topic and include animals, art, crime, games, inventions, language, space, music, movies, sports, travel, weather and much more. There’s even a Homework Helper section that gives tips on test taking, study tips, writing school papers and how to use the Internet for research. Hundreds of current photographs, maps, games and activities are scattered throughout this fun and educational book. Aimed at middleschool age kids and higher, “The World Almanac For Kids 2013” is fun to read for the entire family. It makes keeping up with what’s happening in the world around you and facts about popular subjects both fun and educational. You should be able to ﬁnd this paperback at any bookstore or library.
Enter to win a copy!
ey kids, win one of three copies of “The World Almanac For The Kids 2013.” Send in your name, age and address to: Buddy’s Book Drawing, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Entries must be received by Nov. 8, 2012. (Remember adults, this contest is only for kids up to age 15.)
ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to ﬁnd. Read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you ﬁnd them, send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Entries must be received by Nov. 5. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be handwritten by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words?
militia, obsolete and raspy
Since we ran the Buddy Bear Kids Co-op Club game last month, we were unable to print the September Word Watch winners. Congratulations to: Andrew Newman, Taylor Bruton, Rebekah Toddy and Kaitlin Hinrikus
Did you know? The world’s smallest mammal is a bumblebee bat (1.1 to 1.3 inches across).
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2012
Rural Missouri - November 2012
Doing away with the ‘old scrub bull’
Cooperation among co-ops
Addicted to duck calls
Out of the Way Eats
Best of rural Missouri
Hearth and Home
Sleep like the grain
Rural Missouri - November 2012