Anyway, it reminded me of Kewpie Kid's explanation of earthquakes, which is too funny not to share! You may remember Kewpie Kid from his previous tectonic theories and his serenade to the treasure troll. I taught earth science last year, so tectonic plates, eathquakes, and other related phenomena were a big deal for us. After we had been studying them for a few weeks, Kewpie raised his hand...
What can I say? He's definitely an independent thinker!
Me: Yes, Kewpie, do you have a question?
Kewpie: No, Miss! I have another idea about
what causes earthquakes!
Me: Great, what is it?
Kewpie: Well, I think that even though we feel big,
we're actually really tiny, you know?
Kewpie: And so, since we're all tiny and stuff,
giant scientists are always looking at us under a microscope.
Me: Uh huh...
Kewpie: And then, you know, when they want to look
at something else, they need to move the little glass thing that we're on.
When they do that, we go "Whoooooaaaaa!" and move all around. And
that's when the earthquakes happen!
Me: Wow, Kewpie, that is quite a theory! But
I'd really like you to learn the tectonic plate theory too, ok?
Kewpie: Sure, Miss.