I met a guy who is an electrical engineering/physics major in a line at the market. Listen to his reason why:
"When I was a kid, I used to play a video game called 'Megaman.'
The character had the coolest weapon--he could shoot pulses of electricity through his hand. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen, and I pretended I could shoot pulses of electricity through my hand as a weapon!
"Finally I decided that I wanted to figure out how to do this for a living. So I looked for engineering companies that were trying to do it. I found one in Utah that shoots a laser through the air at a target. The laser ionizes the particles in the air, and creates a pathway. You then sent a pulse of electricity to the target on this ionized "street" your laser created. I called them up, and they told me what I needed to do to work there."
All I could think of was how much easier it would have been for me to pick a major if Ironman had come out two years before it did.