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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?

last weekHumor / 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

last weekHumor / 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 […]

Possible Undiscovered Planets in Our Solar System by Size and Distance (From Me)

Randall Munroe from xkcd illustrates the possibility of finding new planets in our solar system by size and distance from where he is. [Source: XKCD] The post Possible Undiscovered Planets in Our Solar System by Size and Distance (From Me) appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Graphing the Possible Undiscovered Planets In Our Solar System by Size and Distance

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Randall Munroe of xkcd graphs the possible undiscovered planets in our solar system by size and distance from his current location.

xkcd: Possible Undiscovered Planets

Randall Munroe is a genius at disguising seriously educational infographics as funny jokes.

Everyone But Me Loves "Thing Explainer"

Geeks the world over can’t get enough of the book by XKCD cartoonist Randall Munroe—but in my book, one page was more than enough -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This graphic explains how an elevator works in a way you'll actually understand

The following graphic comes from "Thing Explainer," Randall Munroe's new book that explains everyday things using simple language and images. Munroe also creates comics about scientific topics on his blog xkcd. We present the elevator, aka the lifting room. Excerpted from "Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words " © 2015 by Randall Munroe. Show More Summary

It’s 2016 – Where’s My… [Comic]

A conversation guide for the new year by Randall Munroe from xkcd. If someone asks you these questions tonight, you’ll now know what to answer! [Source: XKCD] The post It’s 2016 – Where’s My… [Comic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

The Best Books I Read in 2015

Bill Gates shares his list of best books he read in 2015: “Eradication” by Nancy Leys Stepan, “Thing Explainer” by Randall Munroe, “Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open” by Julian Allwood and Jonathan Cullen, “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, “Being Nixon” by Evan Thomas, and “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.

Simple Writer: Another great help for writers

by guest blogger Andrew Rogers Sometimes when I write, people tell me I use words that are too hard. Here is a thing that has been helping me with this. It's called Simple Writer, and it was made by Randall Munro, who makes the funny drawings XKCD. Show More Summary

Quickies: The Illusory Truth Effect, Randall Munroe Interviews Chris Hadfield, and Alien Runways

Categories: Quickies You Are More Than 7 Times As Likely To Be Killed By A Right-Wing Extremist Than By Muslim Terrorists – “Though terrorism perpetrated by Muslims receives a disproportionate amount of... (Read more...)

'Thing Explainer': Fun if you enjoy puzzles, annoying if you just want to learn - CNET

Cartoonist and author Randall Munroe's latest book details science and technology with only a 1,000-word vocabulary. That limits its appeal, but the book is fun for those who already know the basics.

A Conversation Between Chris Had field and Randall Munroe

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Randall Munroe is a fan of the internet’s favorite astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield. Hadfield is a fan of Munroe’s webcomic xkcd. The astronaut and the former NASA physicist got a chance to meet and talk about their mutual interests: geography, exoplanets, technology, politics, communication, space, comics, and ideas. Show More Summary

'Thing Explainer' - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book (Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words)

Just one day ago, a new book came to my house: Thing Explainer by the writer of another book called What If. I've written about that other book here. This new book is an effort to help people understand all sorts of cool stuff about the world and how it works using simple words -- in fact, only a set of the ten hundred most used words. Show More Summary

Thing Explainer

Randall Munroe’s latest book Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words uses only the 1,000 most commonly used English words along with large drawings to create funny yet arguably educational diagrams. Samples via Wired and Nerdist.

Hoverboard, an xkcd Game

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Randall Munroe posted an interactive xkcd comic yesterday that’s a video game called Hoverboard. I played it for a short time, but I gave up because I was busy (it’s Thanksgiving week, after all). I do like how encouraging it is: Once I got the result “You got 0 coins in three seconds. Show More Summary

The Latest XKCD is a Cool Little Exploration Game

The comic-slash-game, called Hoverboard, was created to celebrate the release of XKCD creator Randall Munroe’s latest book, Thing Explainer. It’s a lot deeper than it looks at first glance. Read more...

Hoverboard: massive, mysterious XKCD game (with a hidden story?)

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Sgt Crispy writes, "XKCD creator Randall Munroe, has made a spiffy little hoverboard game. Looks to be small, however, when you realize that boundaries are made to be broken, A massive world opens up to be explored." (more…)

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