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Snake Facts

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

It looks like Randall Munroe of xkcd wants a job writing Ze Frank’s True Facts series. I think that second one is too subtle for a video. I had to read it twice to make sure it said what I thought it said.

Tour schedule for XKCD "What If?" book

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Randall Munroe will take his hotly anticipated book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, on the road in September: Boston, NYC, SEA, SFO, Berkeley and LA!

xkcd Figures Out How Long Humans Could Survive on Cannibalism Alone

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest edition of “What If” by xkcd, Randall Munroe answers a reader who asks how long our species would be able to survive just by eating one another. Munroe begins with the 500 trillion calories that comprise the human population and takes his cautionary tale from there. Eating people who have eaten other [...]

xkcd Figures Out How Many Snow Flakes it Would Take to Cover the World in Six Feet of Snow

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest edition of “What If” by xkcd, Randall Munroe answers a reader whose seven-year-old son wondered how many snowflakes it would take to cover the Earth in six feet of snow. The answer, predictably, gets a bit complicated for a number of factors, including the fact that the snow on the bottom of [...]

xkcd Figures Out What Would Happen to the Earth If All of the Bodies of Water Were to Suddenly Vanish

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest edition of “What If” by xkcd, Randall Munroe answers a reader who asks what would happen to the Earth if all of the bodies of water were to suddenly vanish. The simple answer is that everyone dies, but the impact is much further reaching than that — from grounded boats to planet-wide [...]

The Solid Surface Area of our Solar System

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(xckd/Randall Munroe) Randall Munroe, a webcomic artist, roboticist, and all-around genius has a knack for explaining concepts or phenomenon in original, visual ways. We've previously seen his animated.gif showing the frequency of certain...Show More Summary

Where to stand in solar system

3 weeks agoOdd :

From XKCD, an illustration of the solar system's solid surfaces stitched together. Best viewed large (if only to find the "all human skin" label). Randall Munroe is just the best, isn't he? Tags: Randall Munroe space

Duration of WWII vs duration of movies about WWII

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

In today's What If?, Randall "XKCD" Munroe tries to answer the question: "Did WWII last longer than the total length of movies about WWII? For that matter, which war has the highest movie time:war time ratio?" (Cue the theme from MASH). Read the rest

Manual for Civilization

last monthOdd : Neatorama

Okay, do you have a better idea? What books would you include as instructions for building a civilization? Maybe you could contribute your ideas to the Long Now Foundation. Randall Munroe posted this at his webcomic xkcd.

XKCD: Comics that Ask What If?

Physicist and xkcd creator Randall Munroe spoke at TED about his What If? series. His humorous Q&A articles are one of the reasons why he loves math, even if the accompanying mental adventures have led him to get rickrolled.

XKCD: the TED talk

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Here's Randall Munroe's TED talk about his What If? series, in which he answers big, weird questions about baseballs travelling at the speed of light and such, which is also the subject of a hotly anticipated forthcoming book. The talk is a mix of war-stories and insight into what makes Munroe (who is a fascinating dude) tick. Read the rest

xkcd Figures Out If You Can Get Drunk by Drinking the Blood of a Drunk Person

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest edition of “What If” by xkcd, Randall Munroe addresses a reader who asks if it’s possible to get drunk by drinking the blood of someone who has had a lot to drink. The answer to the somewhat graphic question is “no.” You wouldn’t throw up because because of the alcohol; you’d just [...]

Exactly what $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 looks like

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Remember Anton Purisma's lawsuit for 2 undecillion dollars? Randall "XKCD" Munroe has devoted this week's What If? to calculating exactly what $2,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 looks like. He points out that this is...Show More Summary

Randall Munroe Asks ‘What If?’ at TED 2014

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Randall Munroe, the creator of the "xkcd" webcomic, gave a presentation at TED 2014 about how asking "What if...?" influences his work. During his talk, Munroe revealed that he enjoys using math to answer hypothetical questions and creating comics about them. Show More Summary

‘xkcd’ Creator Randall Munroe Answers ‘What If?’ Questions at the TED Conference

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

xkcd cartoonist Randall Munroe turned his reoccurring “What If?” feature into a TED Talk, answering questions like “what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90-percent the speed of light?” The talk incorporates Munroe’s artwork and the overly complicated physics-based answers that have become a staple of the series, which we [...]

Tech's So Advanced, Why Don't We Change the Way Smartphones Work?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Technology has advanced so much that maybe it's time to rethink the smartphone. In fact, Randall Munroe has an idea: why not have apps just download on the fly as you need them? Read more...

XKCD: Randall Munroe asks “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might...Read More

Introducing the xkcd Phone: Your Mobile World Just Went Digital

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Today, we are sharing the latest comic from digital comic extraordinaire,  Randall Munroe of xkcd. It’s a perfectly comedic take on our smartphones, but you’ll have to read the fine print to appreciate the sarcasm (below).  continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Some considerations for potential XKCD phone purchasers

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Randall Munroe's xkcd Phone has the greatest warning label of all time: "Presented in partnership with Qualcomm, Craigslist, Whirlpool, Hostess, LifeStyles, and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Would You Buy the XKCD Smartphone?

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The trouble with smartphones is that they virtually all the same these days. But Randall Munroe's concept smartphone is certainly... different. Read more...

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