Calling All Super Sleuths:
If you carried an umbrella around for a week and opened it randomly indoors at the houses of different friends or relatives, do you think anyone would warn you that it’s bad luck to do so? This superstition seems silly but it has been around for hundreds of years and appears that it’s here to stay! For a fun challenge and a chance to win $25, answer/do the following:
1. Find an unopened umbrella hidden in this magazine and give the page number.
2. Explain the origin of this superstition that most historians support today.
3. Name another superstition about an umbrella … there are several more.
4. How many people in your family won’t open an umbrella indoors?
The deadline for this month’s entries is March 20, 2019.
January Issue Super Sleuth
Our January 2019 KIDS’ KORNER Super Sleuth highlighted several jobs and hobbies in which a needle is the main tool used for projects. For a chance to win $25, our youthful readers were asked what does “looking for a needle in a haystack” mean, to provide the page number with a hidden picture of a needle, what is the hole in a needle called, and how would you go about finding one.
The correct answers are: something that is difficult to find, page 13, the eye and a magnet. Our winner is Iyla Anderson of Dinwiddie.