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Fridge / Arabian Nights

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Fridge Brilliance

  • Reading an older and more literal translation of Arabian Nights, I was surprised and kind of disappointed to see how much of it felt like padding. Then I realized, of course it's padding; she had to keep talking until the sun came up, right?

Fridge Logic

  • If Scheherezade is telling stories all night, when do she and the sultan sleep? She can sleep during the day, but he has official duties.
    • Presumably he sometimes falls asleep during the night, meaning Scheherezade can save her material for the following try.

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