One of those wonderful little anecdotes in the mine action community that everyone quotes and misquotes allegedly came from a 13-year old school girl in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When hearing of the technical challenges in locating and destroying antipersonnel mines she asked, "Why is it that we can run a mechanized shoe box around the surface of Mars but can't seem to locate a dangerous tin can just a few centimeters below the surface of the earth?" Out of the mouths of babes...
"Boys With Toys Chase Silver Bullet,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 23.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss2/23