Saturday, August 09, 2003

Concerto in a Minor: Beans, Beans...

Concerto in a Minor: Beans, Beans... I grew up believing that beans were a fruit. My dad convinced me of this as everytime we ate chili he would sing, "Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot." I remember arguing that beans were a fruit with my teacher in elementary school. She finally convinced me that beans were vegetables. You can see how I was confused by my dad. I am sure that this would be a good lecture point on how bad information gets passed off as fact but it is probably best if I avoid this topic with the students. And, my dad didn't even come up with this song! You can find the lyrics to it all over the Web...