No clue how to anwer these questions

This is the reason parents of pre-schoolers have a dazed look in their eyes sometimes. Here's a sample of the questions mine asked me this weekend. I have no clue where he comes up with this stuff.

1. If a lion and a shark got into a fight, who would win?

2. If Liu Xiang (刘翔) and Yao Ming (姚明) played tennis, who would win?

Just for fun, if you have a good answer leave it in the comment section. I might be able to use it if he repeats the question.

Comments:

1) Is that an african or european lion?

2) While Ming is taller, Xiang is much faster. My money is on Williams (either one).

Posted by John on November 05, 2007 at 01:59 AM CST #

For question 1, I'd ask in return where the fight took place, and point out that each would have the upper hand in their own element. The lion would likely win on land, the shark in water.

I can't help you with the tennis match; that's a toughie :)

Posted by Dave on November 05, 2007 at 02:02 AM CST #

I'd have to say:

1) Since a tiger can go in water, but a shark can't go on land, the fight would have to occur in water -- where the shark would win because it's more familiar with being in and fighting in the water.

2) Clearly, Liu Xiang would win because he has the nicer, more fully developed Wikipedia page.

Posted by Skrocki on November 05, 2007 at 02:57 AM CST #

Of course shark wins. The only likely place for this fight to take place is in a shallow water. A shark will die quickly on land and a fight between a lion and a dead fish is hardly fair.

If they are equally well trained (or not trained), I think Yao Ming will win. For tennis, agility and hand-eye coordination are important. Upper-body strength should be more critical too.

Posted by Sin-Yaw Wang on November 05, 2007 at 05:09 AM CST #

You guys are all cracking me up. Thank you for these comments. You would all be wonderful babysitters for Grant. Just let me know when you're available. ;)

Posted by melanie gao on November 06, 2007 at 12:14 PM CST #

I find myself in familiar territory. My nephew is a very smart kid who despite being 5 yrs old, knows why a A380 is better than 737 and why dams are wider at the base.

Unfortunately that doesn't stop him from asking questions like these. I usually ask him questions in return like:

1.) do you think a shark will survive on land?

2.) Will a lion die if it enters water?

Since he is smart enough to answer such questions, it is easy to lead him to answers without breaking my head.

The second one is a bit tricky. I generally ask him who those characters are and ask him to explain. Invariably he develops a theory on who should win and saves me trouble.

But may not work with Grant! ;-)

Posted by Madhan Kumar on November 06, 2007 at 05:24 PM CST #

those Qs are so true, and therefore, so funny. why do kids all over the world ask the same things? :-)

Posted by tjmummy on November 30, 2007 at 08:02 AM CST #

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