I have two nieces, fraternal twins, as different as night and day, both wonderful human beings (Hi Karlyn! Hi, Claire!)
Leslie and went over to their home tonight to eat. Conversations slid from catching clams to politics to dogs to whatever.
During the rise and fall of voices, Claire punched holes in a Sprite bottle, using the prongs of a corn holder. (Anyone who uses corn holders and indoor toilets is living the good life.)
During a (very) brief lull in the chit chat, Claire jumped in:
How come the soda doesn't leak through the holes?A teachable moment.
A grown-up muttered something about air pressure. Claire wasn't buying.
The cap's not on....resist the content resist the content resist the content resist the content resist content resist content
The easy answer is a quick discussion on adhesion. Then the grown ups can get back to discussing whatever it is we discuss at dinner. (Are Michelle Obama and Sigourney Weaver twins separated at birth?) I reflected the question--why won't something, in general, fit through a hole?
I don't know.I give Claire my best professional science teacher "slack face." She squirms.
Well, maybe the parts of the water are bigger than the hole.A good start--a testable hypothesis.
And I leave it at that.
Picture from National Archives, clamming at Sandy Hook, NJ