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City Talk Pages

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The talk pages on Wikipedia are often mundane, but if you look closely, you’ll run across occasional weirdness and outright hilarity. Randall Munroe of xkcd noticed that discussions on city entries are particularly funny, as they involve...Show More Summary

Grow your own garden on XKCD

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

For April Fools' Day, Randall Munroe made an interactive widget where you can grow your own garden. Here's mine so far. Others' gardens are further along, with people and octopuses showing up. As with real gardens, the keyword is "patience". Tags: Randall Munroe

Cleartext is a text editor that only lets you use the 1000 most common words in English

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you're the sort to use fancy words, try Cleartext, a simple Mac text editor that won't let you. It's the creation of Morten Just, who was inspired by Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer: "Use it to tell your family members why theirShow More Summary

The xkcd Garden

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Randall Munroe came up with an elaborate interactive comic for April Fool’s Day, but due to technical difficulties, couldn’t get it online until Sunday night. Called Garden, it’s a game of sorts, but requires patience. The hover text says, “relax.” You are given what I first thought were UFOs, but they are adjustable grow lights. Show More Summary

Text editor restricted to 1000 most common words

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Inspired by Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer, Morten Just built a simple text editor for OS X that restricts your writing to the 1000 most common English words. You can also use Munroe's Simple Writer on the web. Tags: language Morten Just Randell Munroe

XKCD Creator's Comics to Be Published in High School Textbooks

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will use drawings from Randall Munroe’s work 'The Thing Explainer' in its physics, chemistry, and biology books.

XKCD author will explain things with stick figures in science textbooks

A new class of high school students are about to see lots of snarky stick figures this coming fall XKCD author Randall Munroe is going to be in some science textbooks. Munroe, author of the popular webcomic, published a book last November...Show More Summary

XKCD Creator Randall Munroe Making Content For High School Textbooks

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

XKCD creator and former NASA roboticist Randall Munroe is bringing his comics and digital animations to the high school classroom.

Randall Munroe to Contribute Content to 3 Science Textbooks

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The content will be sourced from Randall Munroe's 2015 nonfiction book, Thing Explainer.

XKCD is coming to America's science textbooks

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Textbook giant Houghton Mifflin publishes Randall Munroe's amazing Thing Explainer, and a lucky accident happened when someone in the textbook division noticed Munroe's amazing explanatory graphics, annotated with simple language (the...Show More Summary

XKCD Creator Goes Back to High School

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A few years ago, Randall Munroe of xkcd became fascinated with explaining difficult concepts with small, easily understood words. An example is here. His project and later book Thing Explainer grow out of his efforts. Munroe’s publisher,...Show More Summary

The University of XKCD

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Randall Munroe's best-selling Thing Explainer, in which he explains scientific concepts using only the 1000 most common words, will be incorporated into the upcoming editions of some of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's high school science textbooks. Mr. Show More Summary

Daylight Saving Doom

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists currently rests at 3 minutes to midnight. Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd provides yet another argument against Daylight Saving Time. Leave your clocks alone and we all get to live a little longer.

The United Repositioned States

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(xkcd/Randall Munroe) This isn't the a map of the states redrawn to have equal populations or area. Rather, Randall Munroe simply re-arranged the current states so that, even when placed in different locations, they still form the general outline of the 48 contiguous states. This is a great idea and we should immediately implement it. -via VA Viper

Rearranging the Shapes of the States to Create a New Map of the United States of America

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd creator Randall Munroe rearranged the shapes of the 48 contiguous states to create a new map of the United States of America. image via xkcd

Map of the United Repositioned States

3 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Randall Munroe has made a map of the United States with all of the states in different places but still retaining the same general shape. Particularly clever is the Michigan/Maryland combo to recreate the Bay Area. Tags: maps Randall Munroe USA

The Pipelines of America

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Randal Munro of the webcomic xkcd illustrates how much we Americans consume of various fluids as if they were conveyed, like water and oil, through pipelines. He's got everything, including breast milk, glass, and cement. Keep in mind that the top portion is a subset of the bottom portion. Show More Summary

Here's how a microwave works — explained using only the 1,000 most common words in the English language

In Randall Munroe 's new book " Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, " he breaks down how complex machines work using only the thousand (or, ten hundred) most common words in the English language. Microwaves have been a staple of the American household for decades now. Show More Summary

How Long it Would Take a Single Person Fill an Olympic Swimming Pool With Their Own Saliva?

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd illustrator Randall Munroe gave an elaborate answer to the question, “How long would it take for a single person to fill up an entire swimming pool with their own saliva?” as part of his What If? series. The answer compares the time it would take to fill the hypothetical pool to the evolution of human […]

An Illustrated Answer to the Question of How Long it Would Take to Fill an Olympic Swimming Pool With Saliva

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

xkcd illustrator Randall Munroe gave an elaborate answer to the question, “How long would it take for a single person to fill up an entire swimming pool with their own saliva?” as part of his What If? series. The answer compares the time it would take to fill the hypothetical pool to the evolution of human […]

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