Last month we did our own version of this, but for this month we thought you could try something better. Hope you enjoy this puzzle!
Can you find thirty (30) books of the Bible in the paragraph below? Actually there are thirty-one (31) Bible names, one being a variant of a prophet’s name from the Old Testament .
“This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That’s a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, “The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight.” Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless
Answers to last month’s game page:
In this paragraph are eight bible character names, there are both men and women bible character names in this passage. Limits to how the names can be put don’t really exist , there could be a punctuation mark in between letters. You could do this sitting in a windowsil as much as you can do it on the couch The words may not be spelled correctly so thats a hint . How many names have you found already? Now I will tell you a story.
There once was a boy who liked to wear camo spotted clothing, his sister liked to play on teeter totters at playgrounds. She asked her brother a question one day, iss acting in plays hard?”Her brother replied, “I don’t know. Maybe Hannah will know the truth.” The sister then asked Hannah if she knew. “yes I know the answer! It depends on the person, for some it is easy and others hard.” Said Hannah. And so they knew the answer. That is the end of this story. One more thing you must know is that one name is repeated three times and that only counts as one name.
Since Talk-Like-A-Pirate day is on the 19th, we decided to do some pirate related jokes. For more jokes visit http://www.jokesbykids.com
Why was the pirate afraid to go to the movies?
Because it was rated Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
What kind of math equation are pirates best at?
Where did the captain do his business?
On the poop deck!
How much do pirates’ earrings cost?