Thursday, December 14, 2006

Teach them while they're young

At a physicist party last night I overheard one of the profs talking to his two-year-old while cutting up the food on his plate:

"No, love, you don't want to eat your sweetcorn yet. Corn has a high specific heat capacity and high thermal conductivity."

Fortunately the kid seems already to have developed excellent translation skills.

"Weetdorn HOT!"

4 Comments:

Velma said...

Too funny!

JustMe said...

HIlarious!

Breena Ronan said...

No! You made that up!

StyleyGeek said...

Not even a little bit.

When you hang out with physicists, you don't have to make up the funny. It's all around you. All the time.