Tumbles in the Aether

An Aztec spy approaches his lord and tells him, “Sire, it seems that there is a Mayan spy among us”.

The lord ponders the matter for some moments and tells his spy to gather everyone. With everyone gathered in the hall of the Aztec lord, the lord takes an empty basket, looks at everyone right in the eye, one by one, and asks, “How many tamales are in this basket?”

A single man takes a step forward and answers, “Zero”

Jaguar warriors approach the man, drag him out of the lord’s house and deliver him to be sacrificed by the priests.

nuclearcarrots:

welp
(original page is out of “zero” by charles seife)

nuclearcarrots:

welp

(original page is out of “zero” by charles seife)