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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tales From The Classroom

("Tales from the Classroom" is a new feature posted occasionally here at this blog.  All tales are true and present matters about which I have personal knowledge.  The following tale relates the story of something that happened in the mid-1980s)

Jodi was a very bright seventh grader — or so we thought until time for the science fair came.

Jodi had submitted an elaborate plan for testing her hypothesis as to how certain factors affected plant growth. She planted corn in various containers and subjected those containers to different factors.

Jodi on the day of a progress check (frowning with dismay): I may have to change my project.  None of the corn I planted is sprouting!

Teacher: Corn is usually very easy to grow.  Maybe you planted hybrid kernels.  Hybrid kernels do not usually reproduce.  Where did you get the kernels you planted?  What kind of corn did you plant?

Jodi: Libby's.

Teacher (incredulously): You planted canned corn?  Canning kills the kernel!

Today, Jodi is a state-certified science teacher at the elementary-school level.


  1. I used canned peas and that didn't work either.

  2. Smart people learn from their mistakes. Really smart people also learn from other people's mistakes.

  3. Apparently a quality control experiment to ascertain the efficacy of the canning process. Libby's wins!

  4. Reminds me of the stories that arose back in the days when frozen orange juice concentrate was a popular novelty about city kids having no idea that the oranges they saw piled up on fruit stands grew on trees, and then did not realize that these oranges had any relationship to the frozen orange-concentrate their mothers were buying at the supermarket, dumping into pitchers and stirring back to life with two cans full of tap water.

    Then along came TANG, as if to further confuse the issue ... :-)

  5. On the subject of the founder and prophet of Islam and also Islam itself, which is an important topic. It thus needs to be stated that it should be known that Muhammad was false prophet and that Islam is a false religion. To back this statement up the teaching of warning of the words of Jesus are place to start. For Jesus warned “Beware of false prophets , which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 5:15. That the above words and warnings may apply to Muhammad is further explained in the Bible in Isaiah 8:20. Which teaches “To the law of the Testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is not light in them.” [KJV] In other words if a teacher or prophet has teachings or doctrines that are in contradiction to the Word of God [the Bible]the that person is a false teacher or false prophet. This also may apply to a religion that has doctrines that are in contradiction to the Bible. Islam denies the teachings that Jesus is God. This is in great contrast to the Bible as well as Christianity. For example, that Jesus is God may be in John 1-13. Romans 9:5. Colossians 1:15-17. Hebrews 1:8. Second Peter 1:1. Titus 2:13. First John 5:20. Moreover, alone needs to do to further find out that Jesus is God is to compare the Old Testament with the New Testament. Just two example is to compare Isaiah 45:22,23 with Philippians 2: 5-11. Likewise to compare Psalm 89:8,9. with Matthew 8:23-27 will further confirm Jesus to be God. Furthermore, just comparing the New Testament with itself will also show Jesus to be God. As comparing John 5;22 with Romans 14:12. These are just a few of the many places in the Bible where the Deity of Christ may be found. The imams and mullahs to try to cover this up by claiming that the Bible has been corrupted through time by Christians. There are many things wrong with this claim. One of them is that by saying this these Islamic clerics are denying the Power of God to protect His Word and preserve it from corruption of evil men. What kind of powerless god can’t keep his word intact through time from the corruption by wicked men. The True God of the Bible is almightly and has the Power to preserves and keep His Word in tact through time from the corruption of heinous men. In Short, Muhammad was a false prophet and Islam is a false religion.

    1. OFF TOPIC!





      Gaffe Lean Sobilious

    2. Gaffe Lean Sobilious,
      No kidding! Sheesh.

  6. And here I thought that we were going to hear that she's now the Chief Website Designer for CGI FEDERAL!

  7. Oh my goodness, that is priceless. Let's hope she learned a lot in the years between age 7 and her present job

    Right Truth

  8. As a high IQ, double-promoted kid, I once made a diorama with three-sided pyramids. It was beautiful except for that... I do like the Geico commercial better.


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