A group of children were asked to explain what happened during evaporation. One replied, "Water is drunk (usually at night or when no-one is looking) by a small animal."
This is an impressive and well thought out statement and I feel should have been commended by the teacher. I wish that it was true, because it is a much more imaginative and amusing way for water to disappear. I also wish I could catch one of these small animals in the act of drinking, although clearly that would be impossible.
Ah, kids, they make teaching worthwhile.