Today as I was driving the kids to school I discovered where they find the real gems of knowledge within their education: the janitor.
Apparently, the janitor has been espousing wisdom all year, but his latest bit of education has really impressed the kids. He said that if you cut a shape into baloney and leave it on a car overnight, the baloney will fade the paint on the car and the image will stay there even when the rancid baloney is removed. I went to Snopes.com and found out there there is some truth to this: any food that uses phosphoric acid as a preservative will have this effect (crafters note for success: heat will speed up the process). Do you see the potential here? So did my kids. Here are a few of their designs:
I don’t know about you, but if baloney rips the finish off a car, I’m not sure that I want to be eating it. I’ll save it for an act of revenge which, like baloney, is a dish best served cold.
In any event, it just goes to show you that we can always learn something from other people, regardless of their age or station in life. And I thought that school only existed to dull kids’ brains with things like Algebra and Trigonometry so that I can get them to eat spinach at dinner time.