Smarter Than A 4th Grader
A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the
airplane when the stranger turned to her and said,
"Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if
you strike up a conversation with your fellow
The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed
it slowly and said to the stranger, "What would you
like to talk about?"
"Oh, I don't know," said the stranger. "How about
nuclear power?", and he smiles.
"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting
topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse,
a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass - yet
a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out
a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried
grass. Why do you suppose that is?"
The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's
intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have
To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel
qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know
shit?" And she turned, and reopened her book.
Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
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