Here's a bit of incomprehension, but it lies at the opposite end of the lack-of-knowledge spectrum from not understanding the universe.
I do not understand why people dress up in weird costumes and elaborate make-up and then stand immobile as in public squares. Beyond a curious glance, I have never paused to stare at these "people", who have turned themselves into living statues.
There was a story in the English papers about an incident involving two statues, but it conerned movement. It seems that "Invisible King" attacked "Silver Wizard" with a brick, accusing him of stealing his (?) audience. How does that work? The "King" must not understand free will and freedom of choice. Perhaps the costume brought on a case of severe megalomania, causing him to believe that all passers-by were his "subjects".
I think I'll return to contemplating the universe: it, after all, is merely a question of mathematics...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.