"Do you know what butterflies' favourite food is?", my cute seven-year old cousin very seriously asked me when she saw the picture below.
"Uh, leaves?", I meekly ventured, embarrassed at not knowing more.
"Bananas!", she leapt up, like it was the most obvious thing. "If you want to attract a butterfly, just hold a banana close to it, and it'll come flying to you."
"Oh" was really all I could muster. Is there a factbook where kids learn this kind of stuff?
"I tried feeding one once. It was very sticky, so I shook it off." Cue, hand-shaking hula-hoop wiggle dance.
"Wait, which was sticky -- the banana or the butterfly?"
Pause. She wrinkled her nose. "Well, the banana was a little soggy, and the butterfly was a little sticky too."