These are the types of conversations I have with Jake on the way to school each day. Keep in mind that I am generally not fully awake. Jake: Did you know that Earth's curvature drops 16 feet every (I forgot how many because I was half-asleep) x kilometers. And a cannon shoots the cannon ball that drops after 16 feet. So if you could get a cannon to shoot at this rate, then the ball would follow the curvature of the Earth, and if there were no friction in the air, it would be like it was in orbit. And if you made a road go straight,it would be 16 feet off the Earth at this point and 32 at twice that until it was just off the Earth and in space.
I guess I am good at nodding and saying "uh-huh" because he keeps talking and talking and I am just thinking "seriously, this is what you think at 7:30 in the morning?"
And Jake, if you read this, this is what I love about you...so keep talking and I will keep nodding and smiling!