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Thread #11106   Message #80897
Posted By: Alice
22-May-99 - 11:37 PM
Thread Name: Danger: Irony & Humour - Ignore this thread!
Subject: RE: Danger: Irony & Humour - Ignore this thread!

These ideas about science were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders.

They illustrate Mark Twain's contention that "the most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop."


*The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

*When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

*Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

*Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don't why you should.

*Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're there.

*Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it's brother against brother.

*To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.

*A monsoon is a French gentleman.

*Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.

*Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.