Monday, July 4, 2011

"1776" would suffice

Earlier today, I randomly asked Jackson when America began. Without batting an eye, he matter-of-factly launched into a detailed explanation of continental drift, plate tectonics and changes in the earth’s landmass — specifically mentioning how South America used to fit together with Africa.

After this geography lesson went on for a full minute or two, he looked me square in the eye and concluded, “So that’s when America began.”

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