Years ago a colleague used to preface his questions to the professors with “This may be a dumb question”. The professors would say: “There’s no such thing as a dumb question” to which I retorted: “Wait till you hear this one.”

The truth is: there are some dumb questions and some really dumb questions like: “How can I tell if my turtle is gay?” Or: “How big is the specific ocean?” Or: “What percent of water is celery?”