Thursday, January 10, 2008
We went to the park today, Little Buddy, Little Friend, and I. (They absolutely adore each other, claim they are going to get married when they grow up). A jet passed overhead, leaving a long white line in the sky. Little Friend looked up and exclaimed "Look! Ice crystals!" (which is, I guess, what her mother had told her they were.) To which Little Buddy responded "NO! It's a Jet plane!" (I guess I have a less poetic imagination than Little Friend's mom.) They almost immediately began to exchange blows, each yelling respectively "Ice Crystals!" "Jet Plane!" "Ice Crystals!" "Jet Plane!" Each intent on convincing the other of the error of their ways.
Well, I just found out that they were both right. the visible contrails that jet planes put off are caused by ice crystals.
Aren't humans funny.