Year: 2018

[2092] Consensus New Year

Title Text:The biggest jump is at 11:00am EST (4:00pm UTC) when midnight reaches the UTC+8 time zone. That time zone, which includes China, is home to a quarter of the world’s population. India and Sri Lanka (UTC+5:30) put us over the 50% mark soon after.<



跳最大的時間點發生在 11:00 AM EST(4:00 UTC)
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[2091] Million, Billion, Trillion

Title Text:You can tell most people don鈥檛 really assign an absolute meaning to these numbers because in some places and time periods, 鈥渂illion鈥?has meant 1,000x what it’s meant in others, and a lot of us never even noticed.


与漫画558非常相似,这部漫画讲述了普通人对大数字的困难。虽然大多数人(如果不是所有人)直观地理解一个物体和… Read more

[2090] Feathered Dinosaur Venn Diagram

Title Text:My pet theory is that in real life, the kid at the beginning of Jurassic Park who made fun of the ‘six-foot turkey’ never got a talking-to from Dr. Grant, and grew up to produce several of the movie’s sequels.



我在现实生活中最喜欢的一点就是《侏罗纪公园》(Jurassic Park)开… Read more

[2089] Christmas Eve Eve

Title Text:It turns out that saying “Oh, so THAT’S why they call it Boxing Day” is a good way to get punched a second time.





特殊日子(例如假日)之前的晚上或前一天通常被… Read more

[2088] Schwarzschild’s Cat

Title Text:Cats can be smaller than the critical limit, but they’re unobservable. If one shrinks enough that it crosses the limit, it just appears to get cuter and cuter as it slowly fades from view.



貓咪的體型可以小於臨界限制,但它們無法被觀察。如果一隻貓縮小後跨過臨界門檻,它看起來會不斷地越來越可愛,並逐漸消逝在視野之中。 more

[2087] Rocket Launch

Title Text:NASA tries to coordinate launch timing with the Care Bears’ cloud castle, but unfortunately sometimes collisions with stray Care Bears are unavoidable, so they just try to make the fairings sturdy and hope for a glancing impact.


这部漫画发布于一周,火箭发射次数非常多。最初,2018年12月19日(漫画的发布日期)将有来自美国的四… Read more

[2086] History Department

Title Text:When we take into account the recent discovery of previously-unstudied history in the 1750s, this year may have been an outright loss.


在这个漫画中,马尾辫是历史系的代表,可能是大学或其他组织的一个部门。她介绍了2018年的年度报告。她解释说,该部门已经对四个多月的历史进行了全面分析。与此同时,由于时间的推移,他们的工作量增加了另一年的历史(暗示是当前会议与前一次会议之间的一年)。这提供了一个周… Read more

[2085] arXiv

Title Text:Both arXiv and are invaluable projects which, if they didn’t exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable.


ArXiv是一个免费的在线存储库,提供各种领域的科学论文的电子预印本,特别是在物理,数学和计算机科学领域。科学家通常会向arXiv发布期刊文章的“预印”版本,这些版本可以免费发布和阅读。在这篇漫画中,梅根评论说,学术期刊必须很难过,因为他们的主要收入来自支付发布文章的… Read more

[2084] FDR

Title Text:June 21st, 365, the date of the big Mediterranean earthquake and tsunami, lived in infamy for a few centuries before fading. Maybe the trick is a catchy rhyme; the ‘5th of November’ thing is still going strong over 400 years later.


位于夏威夷珍珠港的美国海军基地于1941年遭到袭击,并因开始美国参与第二次世界大战而受到赞誉。当时的美国总统富兰… Read more

[2083] Laptop Issues

Title Text:Hang on, we got a call from the feds. They say we can do whatever with him, but the EPA doesn’t want that laptop in the ocean. They’re sending a team.



 我的笔记本电脑的电池无法… Read more