“There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are the things we do not know we don’t know.” -Donald Rumsfeld
The unknown unknowns are like surprises and mysteries. It is unexpected. We never know what it will be or what to make of it. It’s like cutting into a cake, only to find something totally unexpected in it. I mean, who would’ve thought that there would be a bunch of candies inside this cake?
It’s not Halloween without the candy apples! Candy apples are a hit during the holiday, but where did these favored treats originate?
According to legend, it was said that a candy maker, William W. Kolb, was experimenting with cinnamon-flavored candies. He came up with an idea to dip some apples into the melted red sweets to display in his shop window. This may have sparked the candy apple craze! After that, candy apple production sky rocketed, and the rest is history.
People have their own perspective on everything. We are all unique individuals who see things differently through our own eyes, and our thoughts reflect that. In class, there was this talk about everyone being their own shade of grey. It portrays their range of thoughts. In the color scale ranging from black to white, even though one might think that he is in the color shade of white, he is still in the color shade of grey. Not black. Not white. Grey. Our creative minds allow us to have an infinite number of thoughts in which they may lean toward the dark color of black or just white. However, it all results in a grey area no matter what. So what shade of grey do you find yourself in?
Recently, in my English class, we did this activity called Crow vs. Crop where people would interrogate others about their ideas for their innovation project. This is like crows pecking at the crops. They want to find out the good stuff. This is an important and beneficial process because it helps the “crops” figure out the flaws in their ideas and improve on them. As I was looking through pictures, I came across some blackbird cookies and corn crop cake pop treats that reminded me of the Crow vs. Crop activity. Not only were these treats cute, they are perfect to make for this fall season.
Have you ever thought what it might be like if the world began to rain food like in the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”? The movie focuses on how the main character, Flint Lockwood, always wanted to make a difference and create something new despite of being discouraged by the people around him. His enthusiasm for inventing is what keeps him motivated to continue. Although many of his creative inventions usually end up in failure, Flint doesn’t give up. When the only source of revenue for the town is gone, Flint takes it as his opportunity to build a machine that would change water into food. However, things turned out differently than what Flint expected. He ended up changing the weather and making it rain food in the town of Swallow Falls!