In the bath tub:
Cinder: Flora? You know the Rocky Mountains? How they were formed?
Cinder: From dinosaur bones.
Flora: Cinder, do you think I’m stupid?
Cinder: No… but I was hoping you were gullible.
A few minutes later:
Flora: What’s a number with six zeros called again?
Cinder: A million.
Flora: How about with seven zeros?
Cinder: That’s boring, why don’t you ask me what a number with 100 zeroes is called?
Flora: Because I know that’s a googol. What’s a seven zero one called?
Cinder: Oh, it’s called a… oh, I don’t know. Mom! What’s a number that’s one with seven zeros called?
Jane: The first number with seven zeroes is… um… [grabs a piece of paper…] ten million.
Cnder: Well? Isn’t that boring?
a few minutes later still…
[I zoned out for the intro to this, so have no idea what led to this]
Flora: And is that how the tragic penis-vulva accident happened?
Cinder: You probably don’t want to know, Mom!
From Nothing By The Book, June 13, 2011