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FUN FACT The deepest hole ever dug is the Kola Superdeep Borehole in northern Russia at an incredible 7.6 miles

Race to make a spaghetti tower and draw aliens! Email us before the holidays end at g2kids@ guardian.co.uk

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GOOD
4 letters Bean Kale Leek Peas 5 letters Cress Onion Swede 6 letters Carrot Celery Pepper Potato Rocket Squash Turnip 7 letters Cabbage Lettuce Parsnip Shallot Spinach

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Why did the one-handed monster go to the secondhand shop? To get another hand. Robert William Reid, 6

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Can you fit all the vegetable-related words into the grid? Four letters Bean; kale; leek; peas Five letters Cress; onion; swede Six letters Carrot; celery; pepper; potato; rocket; squash; turnip Seven letters Cabbage; lettuce; parsnip; shallot; spinach Eight letters Beetroot; broccoli; chickpea marshmallows. Try to build an Eiffel tower-like structure like the one pictured. • Everybody must stop when the 15 minutes are up. • Now each team must test the strength of the other team’s tower by carefully placing the egg on it. The egg must balance for 30 seconds. • If both towers are still standing after 30 seconds, the tallest one wins. Now you had better clean up the mess!

8 letters Beetroot Broccoli Chickpea

word ladder

Name: Meg Age: Three years old Breed: Gingernut Ranger Best trick: Escaping from her run. She often tries to come into our kitchen! Favourite food: Corn, although she will eat almost anything Daisy Allen, 9

Can you get from the word at the top of the ladder to the word at the bottom by changing one letter to make a new word at each step?
For answers see tomorrow’s G2

youR ReView
My nan very kindly gave me £10 and I spent some of it on Moshi Monsters, Disco Mystery. It is a “pick your path” book, which means you can make decisions about which new page to turn to – this means there are a number of possible endings. The book is about one of the Fizzbangs and how Dr Strangelove stole Avril Le Scream. It is a fangtastic book and I loved it. If you like Moshi Monsters, you really should read it. Isabelle McBroom, 7
Yesterday’s answers Riddle: Grass Crossword:

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You don’t need bricks and mortar to build a tower of strength – you’d be amazed at what you can make out of marshmallows and spaghetti! Just take the Science Museum’s spaghetti challenge.

Competition
This summer you can visit the Science Museum or sciencemuseum. org.uk and take a holiday in space. And if you draw an alien friend you could win the chance to see your artwork displayed outside the Science Museum. The picture should be of you and an intergalactic pal that you might meet on your space holiday. What would your alien look like? You can use any drawing tool you like, including paints, pencils, felt-tip pens or even a

what you need

• Two teams • A large handful of spaghetti • Six marshmallows • One egg (small chocolate or a chicken’s!)

• Set a timer for 15 minutes. • Each team must start to build a tower by sticking the ends of the spaghetti into the

To find out how to enter and what’s on at the museum visit: sciencemuseum. org.uk

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computer. The winning design will be printed on a giant banner and will decorate the outside of the museum while it is being cleaned this autumn. Text to vote for your favourite design and the money raised will help fund the makeover.

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