posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 09:44 PM
Why is the sky blue?
Why do birds sing?
How does a refrigerator work?
I was just chatting with another ATS member about the way people have their own ideas about the way things work. It reminded me of how, when I was
about 4 or 5, I had this idea about How cars worked...
I was positive that the exhaust coming from the back of a car, was it's method of propulsion..Just like a jet, or something..The gasses pushed the
I think images of the 60's batmobile roaring (and for some reason squealing tires) out of the batcave, might have led me to that conclusion!..
Thing is, one day, while sitting in the schoolbus, waiting to go home, on a cold Winters day..I noticed a car...backing up...yet the exhaust, visible
in the cold air, was still going in the same direction! How the heck was that possible?
So, I had to ask dad...He explained a piston engine to me..Using a Budweiser can, as a model for the "piston"...OH!!!....now I get it.
How about other members? How did you explain the world to yourself?
I'd love to hear some stories..