NCERT Solutions for Class 7th: Ch 7 The Invention of Vita-Wonk Honeycomb
► (b) an inventor
► (b) younger
► (b) older
► 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 longest.
(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) A 4000-year-old Bristlecone pine
(b) A 168-year old Russian Farmer(c) An egg laid by 200-year-old tortoise
(d) The tail of a 51-year-old Horse in Arabia(e) 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 purely imaginary.
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 the palak-dal.