# We prove Theorems!

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by mstrue, Jun 18, 2010.

1. ### mstrueNew IL'ite

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DS had to do a research project on Venus Fly Traps - an insect eating plant.

One fact, We both learnt was that VFT does not eat dead insects.
His write up further read "Clearly, VFT is a fascinating carnivorous plant"

Just to strike a conversation I asked, "So DS.. VFT eats other plants?"
"No!! Don't you remember we read VFT eats only insects?"
"Yeah.. but how do you know it does NOT eat other VFTs?"

His puzzled look was funny to watch. I decided to have some fun at his expense, so just made up a convoluted theorem to confuse him furthermore.

"Well, VFT eats insects. So if another VFT eats this one, it is the same as eating insects. A VFT eating another VFT that eats insects. "

DS almost agreed.. but then he screamed.
"Wait a minute! That does not make sense.. "
"How come?"
"Amma.. You know VFT does not eat dead insects right?
When a VFT eats an insect, the insect is dead. If another VFT eats this VFT with a dead insect in his stomach, it means that VFT is eating a dead insect. And VFTs do not eat dead insects! So VFT does not eat another VFT!"

Now THAT is a theorem!:rotfl
(How about plants cannot move so cannot catch another plant?!Kids!!! :biglaugh)

2. ### sujanagsGold IL'ite

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True,

Good punch from your DS...Felt as if I was hearing Sendhil-Koundamani or Parthiban-Vadivel comedy..

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3. ### mstrueNew IL'ite

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Suja,
:rotfl:rotfl:rotflThanks for dropping by.
I thought I would confuse him. :biglaughLooks like I saw too many comedies & Visu films when he was in my tummy. :crazy

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Hi Mrs.true,

6. ### mstrueNew IL'ite

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Thanks Mithy & Prettina!

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When we try to outsmart our kids, they actually outsmart us.. Thats the fact

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9. ### SriVidya75Platinum IL'ite

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MST

That was reallyyy funny!! Kids do teach stuff to grownups...sometimes their questions make lot of sense than the real reasoning itself isnt it? god bless your DS

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Well it is