Matt (overly cheerful): "Honey, Baxter asked a really good question today!"
Me (warily looking from him to Baxter): "What was that?"
Matt: "Well, I thought it was something he should ask you. He was wondering who invented place mats, and it seemed like you would know since it must have been someone in your family!"
My anal-retentive neat freak family members just said a collective, "Ouch."