Time for another trip to the wondrous experience that is Randall Munroe’s inner life: My next cat may have to answer to “Little Bobby Tables” Talk about whatever.
Randall Munroe of xkcd has a list of imaginative names for new telescopes in his latest comic.The Very Large Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope are real. Even the Overwhelmingly Large Telescope was a real project before it was cancelled. Show More Summary
What is the furthest anyone has ever been from every other living person? XKCD's Randal Munroe thinks the most likely candidates are the Apollo command module pilots, who were about 2,227 miles from the nearest humans (i.e. astronauts on the lunar surface) during the Apollo moon landings. Read more...
Randall Munroe, the roboticist and artist behind the webcomic xkcd, operates the blog “What If?” In it, he responds to strange scientific queries by readers. Most recently, reader Bryan J. McCarter asked Mr. Munroe: What is the furthest one human being has ever been from every other living person? Were they lonely? Mr. Show More Summary
Originally just a comic from Randall Munroe of xkcd, one enterprising internet person decided to take the 1000 most common passwords from the recent Adobe breach and transform them into a series of ten crosswords… which you can complete, if you’re in the mood. More »
This is a really super fun question. I only wish that Randall Munroe, not me, were answering, so he could draw cool pictures. Read more...
Today's oddest factoid: There may be 7 billion humans on the planet, but by 2019 a species of tiny plastic people will outnumber even us: Lego figurines. Randall Munroe, the physics grad behind the webcomic xkcd, has compared Lego production forecasts with human population predictions to determine that by 2019...
The Tall Infographics design from Randall Munroe at xkcd literally made me laugh out loud. As he mentions in the text: “‘Big Data’ doesn’t just mean increasing the font size.” Very similar to something I repeat here on Cool Infographics all the time. Show More Summary
If you've ever wondered how much of the Earths surface actually sits directly beneath the Sun at any given moment, then you probably also gave up on the math pretty quickly. Luckily, Randall Munroe didn't. Read more...
Randall Munroe of xkcd is as exasperated as we are about infographics. Why make an image when it's so much more user-friendly to put your information in text with links? You can always add nice pictures and graphs. -via Laughing Squ...
Randall Munroe, the man who writes web comic xkcd, also runs a series called What If in which he offers the answer to questions using data gleaned from the web and physics. On Tuesday the he tackled the question “If all digital data were stored on […]
Sometimes it feels like there's nothing that computers can't beat us at: chess, Jeopardy, curing cancer... hell, even cooking pudding. Randall Munroe sums it up nicely in today's XKCD. Read more...
The trick of attracting insects by resembling insects is a genius move by a many species of orchids. But there can be danger in such specialization. This is not the first time that Randall Munroe of xkcd made me go all verklempt over something that has no feelings. Link -via Ed Yong
I was thinking about this just the other day. I decided the best thing to do would be to say nothing at all, then Randall Munroe of xkcd went and ruined it. Link
Typing a random word into the Google search field and looking at all the autocomplete suggestions is always an adventure. Randall Munroe obviously entered "why" and received an embarrassment of comedy riches, which he took the time to write out for us. Show More Summary
I'm sure many readers of this blog already follow Randall Munroe's xkcd ("A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,") but not everyone knows about his side projects, like his what-if blog. In it he answers questions of life,...Show More Summary
In a recent What If...?, XKCD's Randall Munroe tackles the important question: "If you had a printed version of the whole of (say, the English) Wikipedia, how many printers would you need in order to keep up with the changes made to the live version?" Turns out the answer is SIX, but it would cost $500,000 a month for the ink, and you'd need 300m^3 a month to store the paper.
XKCD's Randall Munroe brings the funny in an especially intense and eeeevil way with the latest strip: Anti-Glass.
A week ago, Randall Munroe finished "Time", XKCD's long, running, slow-updating, 3,000+ frame comic telling the story of two people who discover an impending superflood that would destroy their society.
We mentioned down the page our desire to spotlight coverage of comics that's focused on specific works: here's a piece from Laura Hudson on Randall Munroe's webcomic Time that talks about its creation and how it was received and perceived by its initial readership. Show More Summary