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Poll Watching

This late in the presidential election season, doesn’t it seem like we’ve turned from deciding who will be our president for the next four years to watching a never-ending horse race? Randall Munroe at xkcd noticed that our obsession with the polls that shift ever-so-slightly from day to day obscure that fact that this, like [...]

Area Code

XKCD strikes again. The system of area codes is old and outdated. I am sure this applies to more than just the US. Still though, I do love rep’ing my 847! Pop quiz- where is 847 from? On your honor(!), no Google – just guess. -Via XKCD

Identity

Friends, family, loved ones, distant relations- there are many things that give you identity. The choices you make, the things you say, and above all the little things you do the little annoying things you do. The things that make me say “Only you are like this.” Don’t ever change. Brought to us by XKCD

Click and Drag

How big can one webcomic panel be? Randall Munroe pushes the limits in one xkcd panel. Click and drag to explore the world, but be aware of the passing of time. I still haven’t seen it all! Link  -via John Walkenbach

Everybody Jump

People ask the question every once in a while, “What would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at the same time?” Sometimes they are specific in saying everyone on one side of the Earth. The short answer is: nothing. But Randall Munroe at xkcd explains that while the Earth wouldn’t move, there are a lot [...]

We Live in an Age of Wonders

Randall Munroe of xkcd demonstrates to us how greatly our knowledge of the cosmos has expanded just recently. Here’s his scaled representation of all 786 known planets, most of which were unknown a few years ago. He reminds us of something that we could easily forget: “This is an exciting time.” View the full-size image at [...]

Lakes and Oceans

Randall Munroe’s xkcd comic today is a chart showing the relative depths of lakes and ocean features. It’s best seen at full size. In the small detail shown here, the bow and stern belong to the Titanic. What surprised me the most was the depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil well. Also, check out what [...]

1000 Comics

Congratulations to Randall Munroe on the 1000th comic published at xkcd! Only 24 to go, and he’ll have a big, round number to brag about. Link

The Money Chart

Randall Munroe at xkcd put together a chart about money, so massive that you’ll have to enlarge a few times just to read it. The statistics cover what things cost, what people earn, business profits, taxes, government spending, utilities, war, and more. The amounts of money for each are laid out in blocks for comparison. [...]

Eternal Flame

Ranker listed the most immediate internet reactions to Steve Jobs’ death, including the good, the bad, and the tasteless. Laughing Squid also posted a roundup of tributes. Randall Munroe, who normally posts a new comic at xkcd on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, posted this extra in memory of Jobs. Link