On the other hand, ‘I don’t know’ is better than some silly, incorrect answer. Get thee to a library of knowledge.
I find it’s my 9 year old granddaughter who sure knows a lot of things. She’s my fount of knowledge.
Kinda like asking an agnostic to tell you about God.
You learn that he is a worthless source.
When I was a little boy and asking “why?” a lot, if my Dad didn’t know the answer, he would always reply “Just to make little boys like you ask questions.” I still remember it, and that was almost 90 years ago!
My father’s favorite retort was: " Look it up in the encyclopedia, that I spent so much money for ! "
If you ask the right person.
The only thing he learned was that granddad doesn’t know anything about dinosaurs.
Kids today will ask what is an encyclopedia
Some already lived near the South Pole.
No, not fur, feathers.
Close enough to reptiles that you might as well say so.
David Waisglass and Gordon Coulthart