Adam, the Littlest Grandchild, he of the invisible friend who died and became a zombie, is now in second grade. Tonight he informed TOF that the Milky Way galaxy was going to collide with Andromeda. When will this happen? asked TOF.
In one-point-six billion years, he said. Not point-five, mind you.
The stars will not hit each other, he assured me. But gravity will be messed up. He performed a dance showing the upmixing of gravity, accompanied with sound effects. Gravity, it seems, will go here and there and there. Earth may wind up in a different solar system.
I suppose that if he is thinking 1.6 billion years ahead it explains why he forgets what he is supposed to do tomorrow.
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I have learned that Jupiter is a monster planet that can swallow the earth. It's a killer planet. It has a hot moon called Io and a cold moon; and a storm that never stops. This kid is a fountainhead of knowledge.