One of Mr. Wizard’s Christmas presents this year was a book called “8000 Things You Should Know”. It is a reference book of many different topics (well, 8000 of them, to be exact) and is meant to be used to look up items of interest. This is right up his alley as he is the king of random facts and trivia. Mr. Wizard apparently read the title and took it to heart. There were 8000 things he should know. So what did he do? He read it cover to cover. The entire book. And he complained about how boring it was. But continued to read it anyway. Because there were 8000 things he should know.
I didn’t think much about it until a few days later when Mr. Wizard and I were driving together in the car and he said “Mom, I know how the reproductive system works”.
I started choking on my hard boiled egg. Yes, I was eating a hard boiled egg in the car. Long story, I’ll explain later. Continue reading