Christmas Tree Lighting

Imagine my surprise when I learned that earthlings used to decorate their Christmas trees with lit candles! Let’s stop for a minute to put this into perspective. People would cut down an evergreen tree and bring it into their house to decorate it. Over the days that followed, the leaves, which contain a highly flammable oily substance, began to dry up. Then, to make it look pretty, people hung delicately balanced lit candles on the branches of this tree. Somehow, this seemed like a good idea. I’m all for making things look nice, but I draw the line at spontaneous combustion.

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