I don't know how to explain this...
Today we were discussing the Revolutionary War. I asked my students how a war starts. This was a serious response from one of my students. I don't know where this came from or where he/she heard this.
How do wars start?
7th Grade Student: They drop a chicken in the middle of the sides and whichever side the chick runs to gets the first shot. Then they fight.
Needless to say, this stopped class. I didn't know what to do. I felt really bad for this student.