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Philomena Cunk ([personal profile] whatisclocks) wrote in [community profile] fandomhigh2017-07-10 06:57 pm
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Sciencing Things Sciencily: Sciencing Harder, Monday

"So what about that rainbow, like," Philomena began her class.

The little black chicken sitting on her shoulder took that moment to hop off, landing on the floor in a flurry of furry feathers and noise. It began to wander across the floor, looking for a besandaled foot to maim.

Philomena hardly seemed to notice. "Nobody is certain why rainbows happen," she said. "Though apparently one appears in the sky every time a gay person gets born, like. So maybe a rainbow comes from a uterus, after a man and a woman like each other very much and then get tipsy on martinis and watching that one show where men don't wear any shirts and go 'round biting people."

A beat.

"So nobody knows if rainbows have been 'round since before the telly happened either," she said. "Maybe in the stone age gay people had to make their own rainbows by throwing loads of colors at the sky, like beetles and stuff. It's sort of a chicken and the egg thing when you think about it, which I haven't very much until today."

She glanced out the window. "Or maybe I have it all wrong," she said meditatively. "Maybe it's just space aliens who get really happy and stuff. Or someone flew up there and painted it on and we can only see them sometimes 'cos they did such a rubbish job of it. Like when they paint a house and they say it's cream, but it's really just white that turns a funny shade if you squint at it."

She shook her head. "They say Noah said a rainbow, but I don't think that's right, 'cos he would have had to throw beetles at the sky to make the reds, and he only had two beetles on board. And we've got plenty of beetles now, so he couldn't have murdered them," she added. "...Unless he built his own beetles afterwards. He did know how to build stuff. Also Norse people thought it was sort of a bridge, I'll bet they were really surprised when they fell right to it and landed splat all over the pavement."

Did they have pavement then? She wasn't sure. "Anyhow, that's about it for rainbows," she said. "I want you all to go on the telescope and see if you can find 'em painted on up there."

There was no telescope. But there were binoculars. Close enough, no?
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