It’s not just South Africa. Everything slowly descends into chaos.
Seriously. Whenever atoms are in any given structure or arrangement, they are displaying unnatural organisation. The universe doesn’t like that and it fights back by reducing everything slowly and surely into chaos.
That’s not such a difficult thing to consider when you’re thinking about a radioactive isotope, but then someone goes and makes this (equally valid) observation:
Over there sits your childhood stuffed animal slowly losing atoms to chaos. Piece by piece he says goodbye. Piece by piece you join him.
— Bucky Isotope (@BuckyIsotope) February 12, 2013
Depressingly, it’s all true.
Snoopy is rapidly disintegrating and so am I.
And before you start feeling all superior, so are you.