Mitchell's son's big question of the week (week 3)
Andrew is back for the third installment of the "big question of the week."
This week's question:
What is the most unusual fact you know?
DAD: Now, no obscene things, please.
ANDREW: Whoa, don't I get to decide the limits?
DAD: No, it's my blog...and I'm the Dad.
ANDREW: Awright...(Maybe I should get my own blog...). Anyway, here is my unusual fact:
Right after they mate, the female black widow spider kills and eats the male.
DAD: Um, I thought there were supposed to be no obscene facts--
ANDREW: This is SCIENCE, Dad! Are you against SCIENCE?
DAD: Um, no. I guess not.
ANDREW: Now, what's the most unusual fact you know?
DAD: Most people now know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, 50 years after the creation of the Declaration of Independence. But there are, in fact, three early presidents and important historical figures who died on July 4th. The third is James Monroe--who died on July 4th in the year 1831.
ANDREW: Boring, boring, boring! Is that the best you can do?
DAD: After your mating fact, I thought we needed to calm things down. Of course, there is an entire book on this subject you have...ahem...raised.
ANDREW: What do you mean by that?
DAD: Never mind. Now, go finish your homework and don't look up the link I cited.
ANDREW: Too late. But I still don't get it.
DAD: Good (phew!).