So there I was coming out of the bathroom, and the first thing I saw was Sage,sitting on our bed and leafing through her parent's CD case, which contains our collection of porn--most of which is rather graphically decorated with images of joyfully-entangled groups of people in varying degrees of nakedness.
"Hello," Sage was saying politely to the depicted porn stars, "Why you all naked?"
Not wanting to screech at her to put it down and thus scar her for life with the perception that sexuality is bad, I just stood there and stared at her until she looked up and waved a disc at me. "Mommy, I want to watch this."
"No, sweetie," I found myself saying. "That's Daddy's. It's only for boys."
Gah. So much for liberal parenting.
What happens to a diamond when you raise its temperature high enough?
answer to last Monday's question
If you spin a hard-boiled egg fast enough (about ten rotations per second), the egg will spontaneously rise on end and spin upright like a top. This is because friction between the eggshell and the surface it's on destabilizes the egg's spin and causes it to shift position. It only works with a boiled egg because eggs have more weight when cooked--enough to create sufficient friction for the effect to occur.
Raw eggs spin pretty interestingly too, though. If you spin a raw egg, then stop it, then release it, the egg will resume spinning, because the liquid inside doesn't immediately stop spinning when the shell is stopped. If you don't stop it again, though, what you end up with is probably a broken egg...
egg-sperts: Actually, I don't think anyone got it--or did I just not understand y'all? But kudos to Jovan for an earlier answer which started me off investigating the topic!