Calling All Super Sleuths:
A taxidermist, dressmaker, quilter and parachute rigger all have jobs that require excellent sewing skills. Perhaps they were once can-do kids who liked working with their hands to create useful products. The basic tool that these workers depend on to complete their work is a needle, whether it is attached to an electric sewing machine or is used for hand sewing. Imagine each of these workers’ distress if this slender piece of metal, with a hole in one end, suddenly became lost. Now picture that needle buried deep inside a haystack, a large pile of loose hay! Sounds crazy and maddening, as Hay Seed and City Slicker have discovered. The odds of this actually happening are rather slim, of course. But you may know that there is a familiar expression about certain dilemmas being like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
For a chance to win $25, do the following:
1. What does the idiom “looking for a needle in a haystack” actually mean?
2. Find the needle hidden in the magazine, giving the page number.
3. What is the hole at the end of a needle called?
4. How would you go about finding the needle in the haystack?
The deadline for this month’s entries is Jan. 18, 2019. Enter online here or send answers with your name, address and phone number to: Cooperative Living Super Sleuth P.O. Box 2340 Glen Allen, VA 23058-2340.
October Issue Super Sleuth
Our October 2018 KIDS’ KORNER Super Sleuth shared some of the science behind creating popular Halloween candies, providing youthful readers several experiments involving sweet treats to try at home. For a chance to win $25, youngsters were asked to find the image of a popular candy hidden in the magazine, give the page on which it was located, and do online sleuthing to learn what it was called when first introduced at the end of the 19th century and the date of the national holiday celebrating this candy. The correct answers are: candy corn, page 28, chicken feed and Oct. 30. Our winner is Kingston Guerrero of Winchester.