**Did
you know: **

**The
worlds heaviest onion weighed more than a mans head**

now for fairly brainy kids

Mathe-magix

**Write down
any three numbers between one and ten . For example 123**

**Now take
those numbers and write them back wards. so 123 is written 321.**

**which of
these two is the bigger number?**

**321 write
this first. Underneath this write**

123 (the smaller number) now subtract
the
198
smaller number from the larger

**now reverse
this number 198 will be 891.**

**Add these
two figures.891** **
& ****198**

**
1089**

**Try it
for yourself using any three numbers. and your answer will always
be 1089.**

**If
after making the first subtraction your answer is a two digit
number, make sure you put a 0 in front of those two digits before
you continue.**

**Mindreading**

**1)Think of
a number. Have you got it ?**

**2)Add ten**

**3)Subtract
(take away) six**

**4)Subtract
(take away) the number you first thought of**

**5) Have you
got your answer ?**

**6)Now if
numbers were letters of the alphabet, then 1, 2, 3, 4 are the same
as a,b,c,d so if your answer was seven then count to the
seventh letter of the alphabet, if your answer was 3 then count up
till the letter c.**

**7) Okay ,so
the number that was your final answer , what letter does that give
you ?**

**8) Got your
letter? Great . Now, think of a country starting with that letter.**

**9)Got it,
great. What is the second letter in the country you thought of ?**

**10)Got it ?
Good. Now think of an animal starting with that letter.**

**11)Got it ?
Now think of the colour of that animal.**

**Were you
thinking of..............?**

**Hhmmmmm...............................................**

I am always best
at reading kids minds after enjoying a good cartoon.

**I
told you she wouldn't let us keep it.**

**
A Grey
Elephant in Denmark !!!**

**Wordsearch**

**Hidden in
the grid are the names of some of the animals that
“Merriweather” can make from balloons. See how
many you can find. Watch out because some are spelt incorrectly
and some are spelt correctly, Some you will find going down a
column and some go across.**

Brainteaser

T**hree friends go
to a restaurant and the total bill comes to R30. The waiter
realises he has made a mistake and overcharged them by r5, So he
brings them the money.The friends realise that its not easy to
divide r5 between the 3 of them, so they give the waiter a two
rand tip, and each of them take one rand. So if they each received
a rand change then they only spent nine rand each. Three times
nine is R27 , plus the two rand tip they gave to the waiter makes
R29, what happened to the other rand ?**

**PIBL**

*You
should *never give a
parrot too much food.

I know because my parrot died.

I gave him too much polyfilla

Now
all you sensitive little ones who may be squeamish and faint
hearted , read no further. The following interest article is
recommended for kids

from grade five and up.

**This
months "very interesting animal " award **

**goes
to:**

The Vampire bat

Woooo scary
huh!

Actually,
according to biologists Vampire Bats. are not really all that
scary, just rather fascinating.

Here are some
interesting facts about this hairy bloodsucker:

Vampire
bats have been around for 6-8 million years.

Today,
there are just three species. The most common the (*Desmodus
rotundus*), prefers the blood of mammals and is
found in the tropical and subtropical regions of
Central and South America.

Vampire
bats roost in caves, mines, tree hollows and occasionally
abandoned buildings.

They
are low flyers traveling no further than 5-8
Km

Vampire
bats have the fewest teeth of all bats.

The
stomach walls of vampire bats are capable of expanding to
take large capacity of blood.

Vampire
bats need 2 tablespoons of blood each day.

They
are able to eat one and a half times their body weight

The
Common vampire bat cannot go 2 nights without food, or it weill
starve to death.