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Stempel Garamond. Letter Gothic Std Medium. Helvetica Neue Regular. Micron 01, Graphic 1, Brush. Moleskine.

A wingnut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole and two large metal wings, one on each side, so it can be easily tightened and loosened by hand without tools. It is the female counterpart to the male bolt that together form a compression devise by use of their interlocking threads. Wingnut is also an American political term used as a slur referring to a person who holds extreme, and often irrational, political views—thus there are right-wingnuts and left-wingnuts. They appear to have reproductive capabilities.

Zebra are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. They are by far one of the most visually striking animals clad in their graphic, monochromatic wrap. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual zebra. Several hypotheses have been proposed to account for the evolution of their sexy stripes—usually relating to camouflage. They are very social animals and live in large groups called ‘harems.’ When hanging together, their collective stripes form a dizzying ‘moiré’ to instantly nauseate potential predators. The zebra is the most widely cited choice to represent the letter Z in kids’ animal alphabet books.