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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hummus-y Coprolite and When Lava Goes on Dirt

Posted by on January 26 at 9:54 AM

Today’s New York Times has a kind of obvious but wonderful article entitled “When Father Knows Less”. Basically, the writer’s kid asked the kind of questions kids ask, and his father carefully recorded them for three years—and, presumably, culled the boring (“Why is the sky blue?” types) from the hilarious (“What happens when lava goes on dirt?”). Then he got scientists and fire experts and so forth to answer them.

Other questions include:

-What was that movie about? (after watching the 1947 film noir Nightmare Alley)
[Peter Bogdanovich answers]
-Am I allergic to metal?
and, the best of the best,
-Is hummus like dinosaur poop?