This led to what is quickly becoming a pattern in our house...a joint google search. It seems like Cody and I are always raising strange questions (usually in the evening after the kids have gone to bed and we're hanging out talking) which we then try to look up on google to satisfy our curiosity.
We've looked up the definition of fruits and vegetables and discovered that almost all the vegetables we eat are really fruits. We have looked up whether or not people can make cheese out of human milk. (The answer is yes, and it has been done with mixed reviews...) We look up famous people we happen to think about...incidentally, Jonathan Taylor Thomas has graduated from college, from Columbia to be exact. I knew he was way old enough to have graduated from college but Cody was unsure. I won that bet.
Some things are simple to look up, but other things are nearly impossible. It's hard sometimes to figure out the right phrase to type into google in order to find the information needed. Typing in "why are flannel sheets warmer than cotton?" revealed nothing. I had a similar problem last night as I tried to figure out why the planes that hit the twin towers did not go completely through the towers. I got to thinking that a huge heavy plane traveling hundreds of miles per hour would come out the other side of a building as thin as those towers. I want to read something that explains why it would become lodged inside without exiting. But I could not figure out a phrase to type into google that would bring up anything even remotely like this.
It's amazing to have this kind of information at our fingertips any time we raise some kind of random question. We usually don't even have to get up. We just grab the ipad that is sitting somewhere near one of us and start searching. Even the times that I am not able to find the answer (which is rare) I'm sure to find something else just as interesting.