October 22, 2005

Your Friend, Momentum

Some more intellectual cuteness from Agents 95 and 97:

They were shopping at Central Market with their mother and the boys got hold of a couple of the helium balloons that the store gives out to children. Their mother, Agent 61, was worried that the balloons were getting in the way of other shoppers, so she told the boys to stop.

“But Mom,” said Agent 95, “I’m investigating momentum. I’m seeing how the momentum of my hand is transferred to the balloon.”

Agent 97 stepped over, intrigued, and asked for an explanation, and a brief science lesson ensued….

Science is all around us: as I typed the above, the football announcer on TV said the word “momentum,” and Texas scored a 75-yard touchdown! Hook ‘em, Horns!