Sometimes Benjy, who is a veritable walking encyclopedia, announces something that smells fishy. Like this morning, over breakfast
Benjy: Did you know that dolphins are more intelligent than humans?
Me: Ahm, are you sure about that?
Benjy: I'm sure.
Me: How do you know?
Benjy: Scientists know. We just do."
Me: So, has a dolphin ever mastered the Pythagorean Theorem? Or built a cathedral?
Benjy: We-ell, no, but it's not that simple. They don't have thumbs.
Me: Oh. And if they did, they'd be doing higher math, right?
Benjy (indignant): Mom!
Me: So what makes dolphins smarter than us?
Benjy: They've been known to rescue drowning people.
Lars (from the bathroom, through the hum of his razor): They save pieces of driftwood, too.
Benjy, with a patient sigh: Dolphins have a blah blah blah swim bladder cerebral cortex blah blah dorsal fin. AND they give birth to live young.
Me: Okay, then.
Benjy: Can I have some more Frosted Flakes?