Sixteen year-old Hawaiian Michelle Wie is ranked second among the world’s female golfers. Given her six-foot stature and her amazing length off the tee, one easily forgets that she is just a junior in high school. Thus, I had a great big belly laugh when I read the following, excerpted from an April 3, 2006 TIME interview by Jeff Chu.
What’s your favorite subject at school? I really enjoy chemistry. When I first took the class, I didn’t think I knew how to study it. It just seemed like a lot of memorizing and equations and all that. But it’s really cool. You get to blow stuff up. Last class, we took a Styrofoam cup and put it next to a vacuum cleaner, and it sucked the air out of it, and it became like a midget Styrofoam cup. We also get to work with dangerous chemicals, so that class is pretty fun.
Michelle’s talking about having fun blowing stuff up and working with dangerous chemicals is hilarious, especially coming from the mouth of a multi-millionaire!