Gus is telling us about a girl in his class who was adopted from Ethiopia.
Gus: Her (birth) mother died.
Patrick: How did she die?
Gus: In a snowstorm I think.
Me: In Ethiopia? That doesn't seem right. Ethiopia's pretty hot.
Gus: I know. But for some reason I keep thinking ... I know her dying had something to do with polar bears.
Larry: You mean Polio?
Gus: Yes! POLIO.