Understanding neclear power

A  stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, ‘Let’s talk.  I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.’

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger,  ‘What would you like to talk about?’

‘Oh, I don’t know,’ said the stranger.  ‘How about nuclear power?’ and he smiles.

‘OK,’ she  said.  ‘That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first.  A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass – . Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass.  Why do you suppose that is?’

The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, ‘Hmmm, I have no idea.’

To which the little girl replies, ‘Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?