Invention of Vita-Wonk
► (b) an inventor
► (b) younger
► (b) older
no one’s age can be a minus number. Here, “minus 87” means that a
person has got to wait eighty-seven years before he can come back.
► the oldest living thing in the world?
► longer than anything else?
(i) Mr Wonka mentioned so many kinds of trees –Oak, Douglas fir,
cedar and bristlecone pine tree. He said that bristlecone pine tree lives the
(ii) This tree lives for over 4ooo years. We can find this tree on
Wheeler peak in Nevada, USA.
Some of the oldest things from Mr Wonka’s list are:
A 4000-year-old Bristlecone pine
(b) A 168-year old Russian Farmer
An egg laid by 200-year-old tortoise
(d) The tail of a 51-year-old Horse in Arabia
The tail of a 207-year-old giant Rat from Tibet.
(f) The whiskers of a 36-year-old cat called Crumpets.
Although, with some exception I think most of things in the list are
Mr Wonka collected items from the oldest things because he wanted
to invent a something that would make people older. No, this is not the right
way to invent new things.
The volunteer who swallowed four drops of the new invention he began
wrinkling and shrivelling up all over and his hair started dropping off and his
teeth started falling out and he had suddenly become an old fellow of
seventy-five. The name of the invention was Vita-wonk.
• One onion
• One cup dal
• Two thin green chillies
• Half a teaspoon red chilli powder
• Eight small bunches of palak
• Two tomatoes
• Salt to taste
Wash and cut the vegetables; shred the
palak. Put everything in a pressurecooker. Let the cooker whistle three times,
then switch it off. Fry a few cumin seeds in oil and add to