Randall Munroe of XKCD has compiled a chart in which all the world's land mammals have been sorted according to weight. A quick glance shows that we humans — and our livestock — take up a disproportionate amount. Read more...
( Randall Munroe/xkcd ) Although chickens outnumber humans almost 3 to 1, it’s cattle that tip the scales against us. Unfortunately for cows, they never mastered the barbecue arts and shall remain our subordinates. I find it interesting that the weight is carried so overwhelmingly by domesticated mammals.
Randall Munroe continues his experiments with dynamic and time-based comics. His latest piece appears static, but it’s actually a world clock. A web comic world clock. We’d love to have a watch version of this.
( xkcd/Randall Munroe ) Yes, this will be a long episode. Maybe even a two-parter. But when he’s done, our mechanical friend will turn into a beautiful 3D printer. This is the beauty of nature at work.
As he did with the comic called Frequency, Randall Munroe continues to experiment with embedding his comic xkcd. Today is one you may want to permanently bookmark. It shows a global map that rotates to show what time it is now all over...Show More Summary
In Now, the latest XKCD cartoon, Randall Munroe provides a handy, continuously updated way to visualize the current time all over the world.
The latest installment in Randall Munroe's XKCD "What If?" series is called Paint the Earth and it is amazing. One of Munroe's readers wanted to know "Has humanity produced enough paint to cover the entire land area of the Earth?" and Munroe uses this as a springboard for explaining Fermi estimation, a powerful, counter-intuitive tool that has applications in many fields.
(NSFW) Randall Munroe used a grid of animated gifs to illustrate how often certain events, phenomena or actions occur in real time, from mundane things like someone getting a tattoo to someone dying of cancer.
In Frequency, the latest XKCD cartoon, Randall Munroe has assembled a grid of animated GIFs representing various events in the universe, each keyed to blink in the frequency in which they occur in reality.
Here's a mesmerizing piece of data porn that is sure to keep you staring at your screen. Randall Munroe of xkcd uses a series of GIFs to compare the frequencies of events from births, deaths, and heartbeats to the eruption of Old Faithful to someone in Denver ordering a pizza. Read more...
Randall Munroe has gathered a whole bunch of events and made gifs showing how frequently they happen. You’ll have to go to xkcd to see it in action. While you might find yourself wasting too much time waiting for someone to land a hole-in-one...Show More Summary
Even if you’re not an XKCD fan, I’m sure some of you have seen Randall Munroe’s irreverent Map of Online Communities. Martin Vargic – who makes maps in his pastime – was inspired by that webcomic…
Readers of XKCD may already be familiar with "Every Major's Terrible," Randall Munroe's cynical ode to undergraduate indecision, but there's a good chance you've never seen or heard it performed by an actual person – let alone an entire chorus. That's where the Simon Fraser University Choir comes in. Read more...
"I hate when people take photos of their meal instead of eating it, because there's nothing I love more than the sound of other people chewing." Damn straight, Randall Munroe. Damn. Straight. [XKCD] Read more...
A tough nut to crack to be sure, but Randall Munroe has taken a stab at it on his wonderfully quirky What If? site. "The average person can read at 200-300 words per minute. If the average living writer, over their entire lifetime, falls...Show More Summary
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 »