My son has been taking an after-school class on forensic science. I figured that would interest him, since he likes anything having to do with science and making things.
When he came home from school yesterday, he announced that he was going to make a burglar alarm for our house. "We made one in school, and I know just how to do it."
"Okay," I said. "Do we have the materials?"
"Yeah. We need wires, sheet metal, a sensor, and toothpicks."
"Toothpicks?" I asked. "What are you going to do with those?"
"When the sensor goes off, indicating a burglar, toothpicks will shoot out, right into the intruder's eyeballs!"
Oh. So, ladies and gentlemen. You've been warned. Do not try to burglarize my house, or you will end up with toothpicks in your eyeballs!