Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

The Santa Species Theory Proven

Finally! Proof that Santa Claus is a species. [Warning: link contains underwear.]

It's troubled me for some time that wherever you go in the month of December, there are Santa Clauses. How can there be more than one? The only explanation is that Santa is not a person, but a species of fur-wearing, flying reindeer-domesticating humanoids who live near the North Pole, and migrate south into more temperate regions during late November and December of each year. (Although their migrations seem to be coming earlier and earlier, now beginning shortly after Labor Day. I speculate that this is somehow related to global warming.)

Well, here for the first time we see tangible proof of the Santa Species hypothesis, two young female Santa clausii. They seem rather lightly dressed for polar conditions, but perhaps they have shed their fur for the summer. Or perhaps it's global warming again. I blame everything I possibly can on global warming.

meaning: charcoal, coal
石炭 == sekitan == coal
炭素 == tanso == carbon

Top radical is 'mountain' (山), middle/left radical is 'cliff', bottom radical is 'fire' (火). Folk etymology is 'combustible material taken from side of cliff', but actual origin is more obscure and controversial. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Fiery material from mountain cliff is coal.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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