A: So this plane was doing aerobatics above the whole time…
Me: The aerobatics were a distraction. It was a spy plane.
A: You think they were watching us? While doing aerobatics? Really?
Me: Oh, they can listen from planes, too.
A: Well, they have laser microphones, sure. But they were doing aerobatics!
Me: Gyroscopically stabilized.
A: So, the microphone was inside the plane? Listening through the hull or whatever?
Me: The fuselage, yeah. They’re ground-penetrating, so they go right through that aluminum…
B: What are you guys talking about?
A: (snickering) Don’t worry about it.
Me: The most interesting part is that the first gyroscopically stabilized, ground-penetrating, laser microphone was actually developed by George Washington Carver. From a peanut.