O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Don't Look It Up!


November 22, 2018

When children of long ago had questions, their wise mothers often sent them to the encyclopedia. “Look it up,” they said, and obedient children did as they were told. More clever children realized their mothers didn’t know all the answers but were too embarrassed to admit it, so they gave up and ran off to play. And foolish children asked older siblings who purposely misled them. That explains why, to this day, many adults think camels store water in their humps and chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Things have changed. Today’s children look up information without being told to....

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