The magic of chocolate milk

While enjoying a meal with my nieces (at the time, ages 3 and 5), I diluted my chocolate milk to cut the sweetness. The nieces then demanded that I dilute their chocolate milk as well, because as far as they could determine, it was a magical way to create more chocolate milk.

Comments (19)
  1. DWalker says:

    And you can magically create more soup just by adding water.

  2. Pierre B. says:

    You can’t magically create more contents to a blog just by adding more comments, though.

  3. keith says:

    That sounds like an adorable scene.  At that, an 80s movie bubbled up in my subconcious: "The Electric Grandmother", who had a magic chocolate milk dispenser in one finger (based on a Ray Bradbury story).

  4. 956 says:

    Well everybody knows, in a general way, that you are a magician. Why else would you so vigorously insist, in most of your blog entries, on denying the simple truth that a computer running Windows is magic device?

  5. Richard says:

    Reminds me of the magic pint of beer – just by sitting outside in the rain, one pint lasts all night, and you don’t event get a hang-over!

  6. kog999 says:

    you could also have magically created more chocolate milk by adding more chocolate milk

  7. Olivier says:

    Do you hava a special cow to get chocolate milk ?

  8. Tim Dawson says:

    The same thing happened to me when I was small. I honestly believed I’d come up with a way to make enough orange juice for everybody in the world, when I first witnessed someone diluting it.

  9. David says:

    I magically created more vodka in my parents liquor cabinet using the same technique when I was younger.

  10. Toukarin says:

    @Pierre B: It’s more like adding more blank spaces / carriage returns / etc. to make the blog post longer.

  11. porter says:

    There was a chap who diluted some wine a couple of thousand years ago and people still talk about it.

  12. Miles Archer says:

    Clarke’s 3rd law

  13. Matt says:

    There’s probably a similar story behind the the iPod Touch.

  14. Morten says:

    My mother told a story on how she tried to magically create more schnapps in my grandfathers bottle when she was a teenager. Only problem is, that particular kind of schnapps is kept in the freezer so he found out eventually when it didn’t want to come out of the bottle any more. He didn’t punish her for it – he had a great sense of humour. :-)

  15. Ian Johns says:

    @porter — uh, the other way around; the chap anti-diluted water into supposedly better wine.

    Preemptive pre-reply: You don’t have to believe a story to parody it accurately.

  16. AdamPo says:

    A friend of mine gives his kids watered down soda pop and calls it "Hydro-Powered". They love it.

  17. Michael G says:

    When you are working at a restaurant and are nearly out of coffee, there is a similar trick.

  18. Scott says:

    I’m told by my mother that she appeased me when I demanded a second cookie by taking my first cookie and splitting it in half.

    Apparently it didn’t work the second time.

  19. Tanveer Badar says:

       Hermione: "Your mother can’t produce food out of thin air, no one can. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfigura—"

       Ron: "Oh, speak English, can’t you?"

       Hermione: "It’s impossible to make good food out of nothing! You can Summon it if you know where it is, you can transform it, you can increase the quantity if you’ve already got some…"

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