A Town Called Greasy

A lot of American towns and cities have pretty plain names, but some towns want to tell you how great they are. There’s a town called Happyland in Connecticut, places called Beauty and Lucky in Kentucky, a Carefree, Arizona as well as a Friendly, West Virginia. Then there are the towns that warn us to stay away, like Boring, Oregon and Greasy, Oklahoma. Some places sound downright weird, like Oddville, Kentucky or Peculiar, Missouri. Maybe it’s best to go to Ordinary, Kentucky and just stay put.

Wee Ones: Beauty, Lucky, Oddville, and Ordinary are all Kentucky towns. How many towns is that?

Little Kids: About 860 people live in Flat, Texas, and about 460 in Embarrass, Wisconsin. Which town has more people?
Bonus: Flat has 861 people. If you moved to Flat, now how many people would be there?

Big Kids: It's 87 miles from Oddville, KY to Ordinary, then 81 more miles from there to Beauty. If you visit them in that order, how many miles do you travel?
Bonus: How far is Ordinary from the halfway point on that trip?


Wee Ones: 4 towns.

Little Kids: Flat, TX has more.
Bonus: 862 people.

Big Kids: 168 miles.
Bonus: The halfway point would be at 84 miles, so Ordinary is 3 miles from that spot.

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