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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
[[Cueball]] hands another Cueball-like guy an apple calling it a ''Snapple.'' When the guy bites into it, his teeth go ''clink'' against the apple's metal surface; Cueball has infused the apple with tin.
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[[Cueball]] hands another Cueball-like guy an apple calling it a ''Snapple.'' When the guy bites into it his teeth go ''clink'' against the apple's metal surface; Cueball has infused the apple with tin.
  
The fourth panel is a silent wide shot, perhaps suggesting {{w|Anti-humor|the joke was met with silence as a weak joke}}. As a meta-joke, the final panel might jokingly suggest that the silence is because those unfamiliar with the periodic table of elements don't get the joke.
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The fourth panel is a silent wide shot, perhaps suggesting {{w|Anti-humor|the joke was met with silence as a weak joke}}. As a meta joke, the final panel might jokingly suggest that the silence is because those unfamiliar with the periodic table of elements don't get the joke.
  
The joke in this comic is pretty self-explanatory, especially given that the image text continues the trend in early [[xkcd]] comics of explaining the joke. {{w|Tin}} is a metallic element whose abbreviation on the periodic table is "Sn" (as the Latin word for tin is "stannum"). Thus, the apple is a "Sn-apple."
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The joke in this comic is pretty self-explanatory; especially given that the image text continues the trend in early [[xkcd]] comics of explaining the joke. {{w|Tin}} is a metallic element whose abbreviation on the periodic table is "Sn" (as the Latin word for tin is "stannum"). Thus, the apple is a "Sn-apple."
  
 
{{w|Snapple}} is a brand of beverages -- mostly bottled juices and teas -- whose name is based on a carbonated apple juice they once produced ("snappy apple").  
 
{{w|Snapple}} is a brand of beverages -- mostly bottled juices and teas -- whose name is based on a carbonated apple juice they once produced ("snappy apple").  

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