Armyworms aren’t very big. But when large numbers of them get together, they can do lots of damage to crops. Right now, the worms are gobbling up fields in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, and other countries. People in those countries rely on maize (corn)—just what the worms love to eat.
People in Africa are already hungry because of drought. No one knows how to stop the armyworms yet.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God. — James 1:5
Brady Long just won $10,000—by bagging groceries.
Mr. Long works at Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Medina, Ohio. He just competed in the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger championship in Las Vegas. He competed against nearly two dozen others.
Baggers in the contest had to be fast. They had to have good technique and fill bags evenly. They also had to have a good attitude. Good grocery bagging is important to stores. Storeowners want people to leave the store feeling happy and well served so they will come back.
Mr. Long already has plans for his prize money. He’s buying a new car.
In New Hampshire, a huge ice column called Dracula rises straight up into the air. Chuck Monjak is climbing it. Only his crampons—the metal, spiky plates on his shoes—hold him up.
Ice climbing can be thrilling. But it’s dangerous too. In the last couple months, ice climbers in New Hampshire and New York have taken serious falls while practicing the sport.
Mr. Monjak usually climbs rocks, not ice. For a minute during his climb, he thought about giving up. But he kept his cool. He says ice climbing is a great problem-solving challenge—but you should only take on obstacles you’re prepared for.
By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast. — Job 37:10
“Fox, you've stolen the goose.
Give it back! Give it back!”
In Germany, these are words to a well-known children’s song. Every day, the tune plays on a set of bells in a tower in the German town of Limburg an der Lahn.
Limburg an der Lahn looks like it popped right out of a storybook. Usually, its tower bells play 33 different songs several times a day. But a woman who works nearby complained about the fox and goose song. She is a vegan (someone who does not eat or use animal products). In the song, a hunter shoots the fox. She says that part of the song makes her upset.The bells still play in Limburg an der Lahn—but thanks to the complaint, they no longer play the song about the fox and the goose. Because the song offended one person, no one will hear it from the bells—and the bells didn’t even play the words.
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