Grant asks a lot of questions. Here are some classic examples from the last few weeks. I swear I am not making any of these up.
- If sharks could cook their food, would they?
- Could you teach a dog to start a fire?
- If a shark and an octopus had a fight, who would win?
- Who invented the traffic light?
- Do bugs go to heaven?
- If I was riding my bicycle really fast and I hit a pig, would the pig die?
Last night I was cuddling with my inquisitive son before he went to sleep when somehow his thoughts turned to arctic fisheries.
He asked, "What kind of fish do they have on the North Pole?"
I had to guess and said salmon. That could be right, right? I mean, I'm pretty sure I've seen pictures of polar bears with salmon in their mouth. Or are those black bears in Oregon...? Anyway, he's seven, how factual do I need to be here?
"Where else in the world do they have salmon?"
Again I guessed and said mostly in cold waters like the Northern Atlantic and arctic regions.
"Where does the salmon come from that we eat in China?"
At this point I was completely winging it. "I know a lot comes from Norway and Sweden. But it could come from any part of the world, I think." (Totally CMA'ing with that last sentence.)
"What tastes better - arctic salmon or Atlantic salmon?"
Do you ever reach a point where you feel it's best to just come clean and admit you have no idea what the hell you're talking about? That last question brought me to that point. So I dusted off an old phrase that I haven't used since my days as a high tech manager. Come on, it's the one you use at the office all the time. Let's say it together.
"That is a really good question and I'm going to have to check on that and get back to you."