Originally Posted By: ultramarina
DS6 brought home a K math workbook (end of school, etc) and was cutting out some little flashcards on size, weight, etc. I found DD staring at the one on height, which had a picture of two identical trees, one "taller" than the other. It said "taller."

"This tree isn't really taller than the other one," she pointed out. "Look at the patch of grass under it, and the size of the branches. It's the exact same picture. They just enlarged it. It's really more like we walked from farther away from the same tree to closer to the same tree. Stupid book."


I love this. In case you aren't familiar with the Irish show "Father Ted":

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5kZ4uIUC0
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