Noah posed this question at lunch today: Who do think is greatest person in history?
Noah: A.D. history.
Me: Greatest in what sense? For what country?
Me: Lots to choose from. George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Edison...
Noah: I think it's Thomas Crapper. Did you know that the average person would live 20 years less if the toilet had not been invented?
Noah: All those diseases from people pooping outside.
Me: And wild animals attacking you when you're pooping outside.
Sarah: The greatest person in American history is the person who invented the TV remote control.