--- --- a Scientific Explanation
The following is a skit inspired by 《My Fantasy Childhood》by 疏影笑寒
------A Conversation between a Father and His 5-Year-Old Daughter:
D Dad, get me some water, please.
F But you are right there at the sink. Why can't you get water yourself?
D But I want you to do it for me. Please, Dad!
F Eh, Sweetie, Dad is not home on vacation. Dad's only home because of this pandemic thingy. Can't you see Dad's working?
D I don't give a damn. Dad, I want …
F Whoa, watch your language Missy！
D Dad, get me water or I'm going to tell on you.
F Now, now, what did I do this time?
D I saw you throw out the junk Mom kept in the attic. I'm telling Mom.
F No, you won't.
D Yes, I will. My water, please.
F Ok, ok, here is your water, you tattletale.
D What did you call me?
F Princess, I called you princess.
D I want some honey in the water.
F Ok, here is some honey. Are we good, now?
D A spoon, too, please.
F Spoon's coming.
D Hey, Dad, look at the spoon. It's twisted! Bad Daddy！ You gave me twisted spoon.
F You are pulling my leg, aren't you? It's a good spoon.
D Look in the water, Dad. See the spoon? It's bent.
F Take it out, will you? Let's take a look.
D Well, it's not twisted now. But I swear to Chairman Mao. It was twisted in the water. What the heck?
F I tell you what, sweetie pie; the spoon became bent because there is a fairy living in that water. She bent the spoon.
D But I don't see any fairy!
F That's because she's a fairy. We can't see fairies. But the fairy bent your spoon, didn't she?
D Why did she bend my spoon?
F Because fairies do not like tattletales, that's why.
D Oh, yeah! Down the drain goes the fairy! Go bend spoons there. And, oh, Dad, I'm telling Mom you are hiding a fairy in your bedroom.
F Oh, alright, here's the science behind it all. Sweetie? Honey? Princess?
《My fantasy childhood》
While I was little, I was interested in everything, and I wanted to know why. One day, my mom gave me a cup of water to drink. I put a spoon in the cup, and found that the spoon was not as straight as before. What happened to my spoon? Was there a ghost? And after taking it out, the spoon was straight again; but put in the water, it changed again... I didn't know the reason and I was looking forward to getting the correct answer. Waiting and waiting, until my old cousin told me this physics question.