that probably eludes those who could most benefit.


A stranger was seated next to a little girl on an airplane when the stranger turned to her and said," Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, "What would you like to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the stranger, "how about nuclear power?"

"OK," she said, "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first:

A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass-the same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The stranger thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

"Do you actually feel qualified to discuss nuclear power, when you admit that you really don't know ****?", says the girl as she goes back to reading her book.