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xkcd #2922: Pub Trivia

Alt text: > Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) The UK (d) Europe (or 'the EU') (e) Greater London

xkcd #2921: Eclipse Path Maps

Alt text: > Okay, this eclipse will only be visible from the Arctic in February 2063, when the sun is below the horizon, BUT if we get lucky and a gigantic chasm opens in the Earth in just the right spot...

xkcd #2920: Survey Marker

Alt text: > Fun fact: The standard North American NAD83 coordinate system is misaligned from the actual Earth, off-center by about 7 feet. Someone knows where I am, and I'm in the wrong place.

xkcd #2919: Sitting in a Tree

Alt text: > First comes blood / Then we perish / Then comes Death in his Eternity Carriage.

xkcd #2918: Tick Marks

Alt text: > If you're really savvy, you can hide an entire set of illicit transactions by timing them to draw what looks like a graph inset.

xkcd #2917: Types of Eclipse Photo

Alt text: > The most rare, top-tier eclipse photo would be the Solar Earth Eclipse, but the Apollo 12 crew's attempt to capture it was marred by camera shake. They said it looked spectacular, though.

xkcd #2915: Eclipse Clouds

Alt text: > The rare compound solar-lunar-nephelogical eclipse

xkcd #2914: Eclipse Coolnesss

Alt text: > A partial eclipse is like a cool sunset. A total eclipse is like someone broke the sky.

xkcd #2913: Periodic Table Regions

Alt text: > Cesium-133, let it be. Cesium-134, let it be even more.

xkcd #2912: Cursive Letters

Alt text: > 𝓘 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓴 𝓬𝓪𝓹𝓲𝓽𝓪𝓵 𝓛 𝓲𝓼 𝓹𝓻𝓸𝓫𝓪𝓫𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓾𝓷 𝓽𝓸 𝔀𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮, 𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓰𝓱 𝓵𝓸𝔀𝓮𝓻𝓬𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓺 𝓲𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓼𝓸 𝓪 𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸𝓷𝓰 𝓬𝓸𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓻.

xkcd #2911: Greenland Size

Alt text: > The Mercator projection drastically distorts the size of almost every area of land except a small ring around the North and South Poles.

xkcd #2910: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Alt text: > You know that asteroid that almost destroyed Earth in the 90s? Turns out the whole thing was secretly created by Michael Bay, who then PAID Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck to look heroic while blowing it up!

xkcd #2909: Moon Landing Mission Profiles

Alt text: > If you pick a low enough orbit, it gives you a lot of freedom to use a lightweight launch vehicle such as a stepladder.

xkcd #2908: Moon Armor Index

Alt text: > Astronomers are a little unsure of the applicability of this index, but NASA's Planetary Protection Officer is all in favor.

xkcd #2907: Schwa

Alt text: > Doug's cousin, the one from London, runs a Bumble love cult.

xkcd #2906: Earth

Alt text: > Just think of all the countless petty squabbles and misunderstandings, of all the fervent hatreds, over so insignificant a thing as the direction and duration of a rocket engine firing.

xkcd #2905: Supergroup

Alt text: > I love their cover of 1,200 Balloons, Dalmatians, and Miles.

xkcd #2904: Physics vs. Magic

Alt text: > 'At the stroke of midnight, your brother will be hurtling sideways at an altitude of 150 meters' is a regular physics prediction about your nonmagical trebuchet, whereas 'you are cursed to build a brother-launching trebuchet' falls out of the Lagrangian.

xkcd #2903: Earth/Venus Venn Diagram

Alt text: > Actually, the fact that Mars is still orbiting safely over here means that it was technically an Euler apocalypse, not a Venn one.

xkcd #2902: Ice Core

Alt text: > If you find an ash deposition layer from a year in which an eruption destroyed an island that had Camellia sinensis growing on it, you can make a Gone Island Ice_τ.

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