But don’t put your tongue on a flagpole

The 10-y-o and the 13-y-o were having a lengthy and slightly agitated discussion about extreme cold.
A: “Well, C said that she knew somebody who peed outside and the pee froze before it hit the ground.”
E: “You can make pee-sicles?”
A: “That’s what I heard.”

Then, Dad chimed in with a lecture about temperatures, liquids and solids.
Dad: “What is the average body temperature?”
< - silence from children ->
Mom: “Hey, 98.6 it’s good to have you back again. What? Nobody’s ever heard that song?”

The “but I heard” contingent wasn’t swayed by Dad’s explanation. I suggested they ask S in New York to conduct an experiment to confirm their pee-sicle theory.
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A few hours later, a liquid on the sidewalk result was texted to us.
A: “That’s weird. Not weird for S, but really weird.”
S: “Sounds a lot like me sharing this with my coworkers. ‘That’s weird, but definitely related to you.'”

One thought on “But don’t put your tongue on a flagpole

  1. ‘Mom: “Hey, 98.6 it’s good to have you back again. What? Nobody’s ever heard that song?”’

    Hah!

    a) You’re not that old, and b) I actually heard Keith perform that live at the Civic Coliseum when I was about 12. And that was a LONG time ago.

    Thanks for the flashback.

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