CBS News covered the devastating tornado in Mena, Ark. They interviewed several people who had either lost their houses or narrowly escaped. One young man, Luis Muniz, standing next to his mother, was calm and collected.
Muniz said: "The house slid 15 feet off its foundation. Wasn't for the fact that the house is 100 years old, we'd be dead."
Now I'd be surprised to hear that level of wisdom from anyone, but it's especially impressive from a youngster. He sure as hell didn't learn it in school; most likely he's done some construction work and noticed the difference between old quality and modern crap.