My eight-year-old son came home from school today, all excited. "Mama! We're doing science in school!"
"Cool," I said. "Science is fun!"
"Guess what?" he continued. "I'm going to do a science experiment."
"Oh yeah? What kind?" I asked.
He thought about that. "I'm going to create a new life form!"
"Well, that sounds like a pretty good trick," I said. "Exactly how are you going to do that?"
He was quiet for a second. "I'll have to do some research, but I think I'm going to make a Bowser."
(Bowser, in case you don't know, is a character from the Mario video games.)
My daughter, who had been listening to this conversation put her two cents in. "I know how you can make a Bowser."
"How?" I asked.
"Find the world's largest turtle and cross it with the world's largest chicken."
"Brilliant!" I said.
So now we're on the lookout for the world's largest turtle and chicken. If you happen to find them, please let us know!