Cute 8 year old: "Mom, why does water put out a fire?"
Mentally Drained Mom: "Water cools the fire and deprives it of oxygen, so it dies."
C8YO: "Why?" (sounds like a 3 year old, here?)
MDM: "Why do you think?"
C8YO: "I don't know. Do you think yogurt would put out a fire?"
MDM: "What do you think?"
C8YO: "I think it would. Mom, why doesn't Obi Wan just use water to put out the fire on Anakin?"
MDM: "I don't know."
C8YO: "Do you think its the Jedi way not to help someone?"
MDM: "No, I guess not."
C8YO: "Me either. How do you think the "lava robot" can hold boiling lava without melting?"
MDM: "Maybe its made of something with a higher boiling point than the lava."
C8YO: "Like what?"
Okay, you get the idea - each answer begets a new question. So, of course this is in now way scientific, what with the small sample size and all, but if he asks only 3 questions a minute for 1/4 of the time he's awake each day, he would ask 720 questions! (16 hours/4 = 4 hours * 60 minutes = 240 minutes * 3 question per minute = 720 questions).
Now I understand