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What happens when a butterfly flaps its wings?

I can't remember the phrase exactly something about a butterfly flapping its wings making ripples in a pond that cause something big to happen somewhere else. I always hear people say "Well you know what they say about when a butterfly flaps its wings." I always say "Now what do they say" and no one can ever tell me.


Asked by ednakrabapple at 9:02 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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    That phrase is refering to the chaos theory. Check this page out.

    Answer by 2kidsonly2arms at 9:15 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • That was very interesting indeed thank you.

    Answer by ednakrabapple at 9:23 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • hmmm never heard the expression but my DD used to talk about butterflies flapping their wings all the time. Not sure where she learned some of that material but it was fun listening to her.

    Answer by LovinEveryDay at 10:00 PM on Jan. 14, 2009