Funny Face: There was like this huge spider on the ceiling of the shower this morning. Did you like hear me scream?
Me: I thought I heard something, but I was still half asleep.
Funny Face: I threw a wash cloth up to it and knocked it down into the water. But, I didn't want the spider to go down the drain because I thought it would climb back up the drain. So, I like scooped it up with a cup and flushed it down the toilet.
Me: That was pretty smart. I probably would have rinsed it down the drain and then kept a watchful eye on the drain while I was showering in hopes that the spider would not crawl back up.
Funny Face: I wasn't sure if a spider would drown.
Me: Why wouldn't you think so?
Funny Face: Well, a tick can hold it's breath for 45 minutes.
Me: What? (giggle) I never heard such a thing. Who told you that?
Funny Face: Mr. Moul, my fourth grade teacher. He said you should always burn ticks and not drown them.
Me: Hmmm, I'm not so sure about that one.
Turns out, after my Google research, Mr. Moul was right. Ticks can live totally submerged in water for a very very very long time - 81.3 weeks to be exact (depending on the species). So yeah...random fact for the day...ticks don't drown easily. They can and have climbed back up thousands of household toilets after being flushed. (I'm just making that part up). But truth be told, if you want to rid of a tick once and for all...you better burn it!