Scrolling through my FB newsfeed, I come across this image–
–which is from a page I subscribe to, obviously, in the hopes of finding stuff for Pseudonymous Kid, who likes science. Since this is day two of homeschooling and I find this information interesting and I am dutiful, I shout to him in the other room, where he is loudly “singing” the manamana song by substituting the phrase “banana cat!” for “manamana” as he chases Medusa around the living room, “Hey, PK, did you know that atoms emit light?”
“Yeah, of course. They do that whenever an electron gets charged up and then decays back down to its normal level. That’s how lasers work, you know.” Then he pauses. “You do know that, don’t you?” he asks, sounding a little worried.
Of course, the answer is no.