A conversation in our house last night:
(Claire is standing at the window upstairs. The clouds part and a beautiful 3/4 moon appears.)
Claire: Hey, sweetie, come over here and take a look at the moon with me.
(German walks over and put his arms around Claire.)
German: Wow, that is really beautiful. You know there is a rover up there.
Claire: Do you think that the U.S. really went to the moon?
German: If they didn't ,then I have a lot of respect for Americans on being able to fool everyone for so long.
Claire: Doesn't it blow your mind to think that we are looking back in time?
German: What do you mean?
Claire: Well, the stars are so far away that the light they sent millions of years ago is just now reaching us. That star (Claire points to random part of the sky) could actually be gone now.
German: Cool, huh? I saw a TV special yesterday that said that the universe began as a tiny grain of sand and that it exploded billions of years ago.
Claire: But if the universe started as sand, what was the sand in? I mean what surrounded it before that? There has to be more than the universe.
German: There may be up to 9 different dimensions. Perhaps the universe that we know is within one of those dimensions.
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Claire: Honey, do these pants make me look fat?
German: Not in this dimension, baby.
Claire: Gee, you give the sweetest compliments.