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FUN FACT The bee is the only insect to produce food that is eaten by humans

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Across 1 ___ Bieber: singing sensation (6) 6 Kate ___ : married Prince William (9) 7 Opposite of closed (4) 8 Comedy-drama TV series set in high school (4) 9 Teach (9) 11 Time of the evening where the sky often looks attractive (6) Down 1 Large aeroplane (5,3) 2 Quickly and unexpectedly (8) 3 Not well (3) 4 People you’ll see competing in the Olympics (8) 5 World wide web (8) 10 A large, dark antelope (3)

YOUR JOKE
What is a cat’s favourite colour? Purrr-ple Matilda, 6, and Clementine, 3, Barwick

YOUR REVIEW
Beryl Goes Wild by Jane Simmons This is a fantastic book about a pink pig called Beryl who lives on a pig farm with her parents, auntie and cousins who are being fattened up to be turned into bacon. After her mum and dad are taken away to be eaten, Beryl is next. She gets pushed into a lorry, but after it comes to a sudden halt, the door flies open, and she escapes. She makes friends with a wild pig called Amber, encounters a big, friendly bear. All she wants is a home. This book is all about friendship, trust and finding where you belong. Rebecca Hammersly, 9

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HOW TO... MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH
Dick and Dom are two of the most side-splittingly hilarious comedians about. As part of boys’ mag Toxic’s hunt for the UK’s biggest joker, they have given us their top tips on how to play the clown …

Can you find the well-known phrase hidden in this puzzle. It helps if you say out loud what you can see!

For answers see tomorrow’s G2

Comedy timing
Dom: It depends whether you are on your own or in a double act, because if there are two of you, you tend to finish each other’s ... Dick: ... sandwiches. Dom: But timing can be the difference between a joke being successful and very funny, or falling flat on its face.

YOU AND YOUR PET
Name: Cobo Age: 12+ years Breed: Fat cat (white and black) Favourite toys: chair (that he sleeps on) Hobbies: eating and sleeping. Favourite food: fish in jelly; baby birds Emma, 16, Victor, 10, Anton, 8

Funny fans
Dom: Our fans are a very funny bunch. Some of the funniest people are on Twitter. If you post something like: “Finish this sentence: a wombat went to a butchers ...” and ask them to complete it, they will suggest some very amusing stuff.

Look funny
Dom: Visual gags and slapstick are one of the best ways to make people laugh. Dick: Like slipping on a banana skin. This is called physical humour. and if you deliver it well, people will laugh. And sloooow dowwwwn.

Telling jokes
Dick: To tell a joke you need to think it through and make sure it is funny, and has got a punchline. It’s all in the timing. Dom: You must believe in the joke,

If all else fails ...
Dick: Put on some really funny music, get out a banana and slowly eat it, making sure you finish the banana in time to the end of the music. Your audience will go crazy. Take part in Toxic’s The Big Joke competition at toxicmag.co.uk. And keep sending your jokes to g2kids@guardian.co.uk

WE NEED YOU
Send in your facts, jokes and pet profiles, or reviews of books. Email us at g2kids@guardian.co.uk
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Funny faces
Dom: You’ve got to have a weird face to be funny. Dick: Like us: we’ve got weird noses and big eyes. Dom: Be a slaphead, that’s always good. Dom: And if your face isn’t naturally funny make it so by dressing up in a disguise.

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