Thursday, November 07, 2013

Weird but true

WCK is really into these "Weird But True"books published by National Geographic Kids. They're filled with all kinds of strange, random facts. She found this one particularly delightful:

And this one:

But she was absolutely stunned by this one, and, quite frankly, driven to anger:

I was pretty stunned by that one, too. Only 90 percent? Did National Geographic rely on scientific surveys to come up with this number? If so, who are these goody-goody parents who make up the 10 percent who do not steal the candy? What is wrong with them? I imagine them looking all wholesome and smug and eating nothing but kale. Instantly, I hate these 10 percent of parents. I hope a komodo dragon swallows you whole! And the motorized toilet you rode in on!

Well, then I flipped through the book a bit more, and I saw this one:

Ah. And ten percent of those lies were told when the National Geographic corporation surveyed parents about Halloween candy. It all makes sense now.


Terrij said...

The Jimmy Kimmel Show does a film clip every year about parents telling their kids they ate all the Halloween candy. The kids really react strongly.

Ginny Marie said...

I had the same reaction you did...that number is totally 100%! I just stole a Reese's peanut butter pumpkin from someone today. ;)