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The followings are the actual things that kids have said about our various phenomena of the world...  you have got to love them :-----

--One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

--Talc is found on rocks and on babies.

--The law of gravity says it's not 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.

--Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

--While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the Sun, it is really only centrificating.

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

--South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.

--Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

--A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

--There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.

--There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.

--Lime is a green-tasting rock.

--Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.

--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 that we know they're there.

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

--Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the Sun; but I have never been able to make out the numbers.

--We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

--In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's.

--Clouds just keep circling the Earth around and around. And around. There is not much else to do.

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

--We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe.

--Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

--In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

--A blizzard is when it snows sideways.

--A monsoon is a French gentleman.

--Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

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

--It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

--The wind is like the air, only pushier.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 09/23/13