John Scalzi’s daughter just made a shiny dime by knowing the answer to that old question,
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
The answer is not 42. The answer, as explained in a fascinating earlier post at Scalzi’s Whatever, is 35 cubic meters or about 700 pounds–and, according to Cornell, woodchucks do chuck wood, if you give them wood to chuck.
That wasn’t the trigger for this post, though. That trigger came down in the comments (Scalzi gets great comments), to wit a followup to the question
Yes, but what’s the difference between a duck?
The answer, which you should memorize, is:
One of his feet are both the same.
Have a good weekend.