Monday, 25 January 2021

Cotton Candy Planets and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are a common dessert item at our house--even in January. (Chocolate ice cream sandwiches, because there's no such thing as too much chocolate.) A week or so ago, after eating the top cookie off his sandwich and while licking through the ice cream inside, Kiddo looked at me and asked with absolute seriousness:

"Is there a place where people eat ice cream sandwiches every morning?"

Me: "Like for breakfast?" (For the record, this conversation occurred at suppertime.)

Kiddo: "Yeah!"

Sadly, I had to tell him there was no place where ice cream sandwiches are considered a standard breakfast food. 

Then today, I came across what I personally consider to be the coolest science news item of the week:

Astronomers discover huge exoplanet has the density of cotton candy

Of course there must be many compositions that could result in the overall density of a planet being comparable to that of cotton candy. But then again, if it quacks like a duck...

I think a cotton candy planet sounds like just the sort of place where people would eat ice cream sandwiches for breakfast every morning. I wonder if astronomers will discover it has a moon with the same density as chocolate chip cookies...way better than a moon made of cheese.

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