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  1. #1
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    Michigan Fifth Grader Finds 27-Year-Old Mistake at Smithsonian Science Museum

    ALLEGAN, Mich. Is fifth-grader Kenton Stufflebeam smarter than the Smithsonian?

    On a winter break trip with his family to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, the 11-year-old southwestern Michigan boy noticed that a notation, in bold lettering, mistakenly identified the Precambrian as an era.

    ~snip~

    Excited as he was to receive the correspondence from museum officials, he couldn't help but point out that it was addressed to Kenton Slufflebeam.

    In Allegany.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,345488,00.html

    Smart kid! lol at the letter he received

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    "The question is, why was it put up with that on it in the first place?" Ramsdell said.


    I expect this child is . . . exacting, to live with?

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    LOL Great story! WTG, Kenton!!

    I would have to say his teacher is the one to be credited for teaching him about this to begin with. It sounds like while Kenton is an excellent student, the teacher deserves kudos here.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

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    Wow. Public school? I'm amazed. I'd have slept through that class.

  5. #5
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    Precambrian? Era? Space in time? Bless that kid, but ummmmm nobody likes a know-it-all. I'm just kidding. Cute kid too.

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    Geez I don't even understand what they are talking about. But anyway..good looking out kid!



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