August 01, 2007


Said to me tonight as I was kissing Mr. T, goodnight: Mom, did you know that even if a hammerhead shark cannot see you, hear you, taste you, smell you or feel you, he will know you are there?

Me: Umm… no. Good night, and why would this be?

Mr. T: He has a 6th sense. He can sense electricity.

It is evidently Shark Week. I am gleaning these great little facts and thoughts about sharks throughout my day and have been for the last few.

Why just a couple days ago he declared, "MOM. It would so suck to have been in the worst shark attack ever in history..."

OH yes. It would have. I'm glad he's realized that. Evidently I am not raising dummies...

Posted by Boudicca at August 1, 2007 09:26 PM | TrackBack

Its true - sharks have a sense called the Lateral Line. I don't know whether it picks up electricity, bad breath, or that cold, clammy feeling of fear, but it's something that helps them...roll their eyes when they hear "Mack the Knife"?

Posted by: Elisson at August 2, 2007 05:14 AM

You know... I think it makes them scarier. Blech.

I've been trying to get my boys to take surf lessons this summer. I think that any inkling they had before is absolutely GONE now. No trace.

Posted by: Bou at August 2, 2007 11:55 AM

So, sharks going around saying to each other, "I see live people"?

sorry, bad joke. But couldn't resist.

Posted by: ricki at August 3, 2007 09:18 PM