Gloriously hilarious exchange. Love it.
Hurricanes schmuricans. This guy’s beating out science and technology in a few sage seconds ….
D’uh. Why didn’t anyone else think of dumping ice in hurricanes? Or flying planes the opposite way of the storm to slow it down?
The drama, the shouting, the shaking of fists and wagging of fingers … cannot me seen here.
Damn, science, you’re cool.
From a story about a Dutch tradition called, “Dropping.”
The Dutch — it is fair to say — do childhood differently. Children are taught not to depend too much on adults; adults are taught to allow children to solve their own problems. Droppings distill these principles into extreme form, banking on the idea that even for children who are tired, hungry and disoriented, there is a compensatory thrill to being in charge.