I said I was gonna post until school starts, and I haven’t finished the one I was going to do today. Instead, I will bore you with a funny Max story. Here’ are three separate conversations that we have had the past year or so. In order. The final one was just a few minutes ago.
#1- About a year ago
Me: Brush your teeth.
Max: I already did.
Me: No you didn’t
Max: How do you know?
Me: I know everything!
Max: *stunned-brushes promptly*
#2 About nine months ago
Max: What is water made of?
Me: Hydrogen and oxygen
Max: What is hydrogen and oxygen made of?
Me: Protons, neutrons, and electrons
Max: What are protons, neutrons and electrons made of?
Max: What are quarks made of?
Me: That’s the smallest thing there is
(I could be wrong, maybe since my 10th grade biology class they have discovered something new)
Max: Where’s my Super Mario DVD?
Me: In the top drawer
Max: No, I left it on the dresser
Me (opening the drawer where the DVD is sitting in plain view)See, what does Mommy know?
Max: Everything…Except you still don’t know what quarks are made of.
Also, posted something half hearted at Funny Minnesota today
I love telling kids you know everything, they usually can’t call you on it.
Well except, like in your case, when they do.
I don’t know what quarks are made of either.
No one knows and we’re not capable of knowing yet, but there are theories. My guess, more crap made up of even more crap times infinity but others would be quick to disagree.
Quarks and Leptons are the basic constituent of matter. When someone asked Stephen Hawking what Quarks were made of his reply was “they are the very stuff of God.” Interesting coming from an avowed atheist.
When Particle Colliders smash the building blocks of the universe together quarks and leptons are all that “exists” (incredibly briefly) in the aftermath. BUT, remember that quarks and leptons are more accurately described as forces and not as things in and of themselves. The smallest discreet “thing” in the universe is still the electron, proton and neutron.
Because quarks and leptons aren’t distinct from the elemental particles they compose, they don’t “exist” in the sense of being “a thing” that can be described.
Conversely; Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons can all exist separately from the particles that they compose (and can be transmitted, collected, and separated accordingly), thus they are considered discreet “things” as distinct units.
Yes, people have told me that I remind them of Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” TV show before. It’s ok. Although, I’d rather be like Leonard…
Must feel nice to know that someone believes you know EVERYTHING except for what quarks are made of.
i was going to say that quarks are made of tiny pieces of God, but i should have known that damn Stephen Hawking would beat me to it. he’s always gotta one-up me on everything.
Dead- Do you mind that I am going to steal that as a bedtime story tonight?
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