Calvin's dad answering questions, quoted from various Calvin and Hobbes books
Q. Why does the sky turn red as the sun sets?A. That's all the oxygen in the atmosphere catching fire.Q. Where does the sun go when it sets?A. The sun sets in the west. In Arizona actually, near Flagstaff. That's why the rocks there are so red.Q. Don't the people get burned up?A. No, the sun goes out as it sets. That's why it's dark at night.Q. Doesn't the sun crush the whole state as it lands?A. Ha ha, of course not. Hold a quarter up. See, the sun's just about the same size.Q. I thought I read that the sun was really big.A. You can't believe everything you read, I'm afraid.
Q. Why do my eyes shut when I sneeze?A. If your lids weren't closed, the force of the explosion would blow your eyeballs out and stretch the optic nerve, so your eyes would flop around and you'd have to point them with your hands to see anything.
Q. How do bank machines work?A. Well, let's say you want 25 dollars. You punch in the amount and behind the machine there's a guy with a printing press who makes the money and sticks it out this slot.
Q. What causes the wind?A. Trees sneezing.
Q. Why does ice float?A. Because it's cold. Ice wants to get warm, so it goes to the top of liquids to be nearer to the sun.
Q. How come you know so much?A. It's all in the book you get when you become a father.