We were sailing out of sight of land in around a 15knot south easterly when my 26 yr old daughter-in-law in a really quizzical voice asked my son a classic question....
'How can we be getting this breeze so far from land'?????
My son asked 'What do you mean'?
Well she said 'There are no trees?'
Totally confused he said 'What's with the trees?
Well she said ' There are no trees to make this wind
so how can it be'?
He asked the obvious...'How do trees make wind'?
Totally serious she then said 'They wave the air'.
Apparently she had believed this from when she was little, probably taking her mum's cute explanation from when a child.
I will admit as a child i firmly believed the tide when high on our coastline the offshore
islands facing us would therefore be having a low tide as surely the water
in the straight 'tipped'
ANYMORE MISCONCEPTIONS? BE HONEST NOW