And now for a sequel to "A Child's Perception of Love." Yes, you all know what I speak of... It's "A Child's Perception of Science!" No, wonders never do cease. Contained within are unique insights into the wonderful world of science (am I sounding like a bad Discovery Channel special yet?). Anyway, I guarantee you'll never look at science in quite the same way after immersing yourself in this for a few minutes. If children and their thoughts give you gas, get back to the Twinkie Factory and go retire to Florida. It's for the best. Otherwise...
You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.
Talc is found on rocks and on babies.
When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.
Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.
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 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.
Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.
Genetics explain why you should 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.
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 caps on.
To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.
Clouds are high flying fogs.
I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.
Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.
Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.
We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe.
Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue will kill the strongest man.
A blizzard is when it snows sideways.
A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.
A monsoon is a French gentleman.
Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.
The wind is like the air, only pushier.