Title: Why Does The Sun Shine?
Based on: Azumanga Daioh
Type: Humor / parody; 100 words
Just an excuse to quote a They Might Be Giants cover song (including a lyric that's often changed at concerts).
Azumanga Daioh © Kiyohiko Azuma / Mediaworks / Azumanga Daioh Committee / ADV Films.
"Chiyo-chan?" Osaka asked. "Can I double-check my science class research paper with you?"
"Of course," Chiyo said.
Osaka cleared her throat. "'The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.'"
"So far, so good," Chiyo said.
Osaka continued reading. "'It's so hot that everything on it is a gas— even iron, copper, aluminum, and many others.'"
"That's correct," Chiyo said.
"'The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, helium, and estrogen.'"
"Yes, that's all— wait, what?"