Now that I think about it, I am pretty convinced my dad knew about the Brazil nut effect, and I wasn’t just an unlucky nut picker. He used to shake the can before I put my hand in for a snack. I have decided to forgive him, but you can bet when he gets too old to open his own snack can, I am going to give it a good shake before I let him reach in.
Amy Rodriguez is a writer living in Hendricks County. You can read more of her work at rubymay1029.blogspot.com.