COVID Risk Chart - First prize is a free ticket to the kissing booth. - Wed, 15 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2333/

Cursed Chair - The Wirecutter staff called the Herman Miller Siege Perilous "the most cursed product we've ever had to fight" and "nearly as immortal as it boasts." - Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2332/

Hamster Ball 2 - The worst is being teased by responsible, mask-wearing teens. They even spritz the hamster ball with disinfectant before rolling it, carefully avoiding the filter vents. - Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2331/

Acceptable Risk - Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions! - Wed, 08 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2330/

Universal Rating Scale - There are plenty of finer gradations. I got 'critically endangered/extinct in the wild' on my exam, although the curve bumped it all the way up to 'venti.' - Mon, 06 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2329/

Space Basketball - My shooting will improve over the short term, but over the long term the universe will take more shots. - Fri, 03 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2328/

Oily House Index - We're underwater on our mortgage thanks to the low price of water. - Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2327/

Five Word Jargon - My other (much harder) hobby is trying to engineer situations where I have an excuse to use more than one of them in short succession. - Mon, 29 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2326/

Endorheic Basin - My biggest fear is that colonial engineers will try to flood me to generate electricity. My biggest hope is that I'll develop sailing stones. - Fri, 26 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2325/

Old Days 2 - The git vehicle fleet eventually pivoted to selling ice cream, but some holdovers remain. If you flag down an ice cream truck and hand the driver a floppy disk, a few hours later you'll get an invite to a git repo. - Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2324/

Modeling Study - You've got questions, we've got assumptions. - Mon, 22 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2323/

ISO Paper Size Golden Spiral - The ISO 216 standard ratio is cos(45°), but American letter paper is 8.5x11 because it uses radians, and 11/8.5 = pi/4. - Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2322/

Low-Background Metal - The only effect on the history books were a few confusing accounts of something called 'Greek fire.' - Wed, 17 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2321/

Millennium Problems - The hard part about opening a hole in the proof of the Poincaré conjecture is that Grigori Perelman will come out of retirement to try to fix it by drawing a loop around the hole and contracting it to a point. - Mon, 15 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2320/

Large Number Formats - 10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field - Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2319/

Collectors Edition - I'm sure you can find some suitable worldbuilding material if you scavenge through the archives. - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2288/

Pathogen Resistance - We're not not trapped in here with the coronavirus. The coronavirus is trapped in here with us. - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2287/

6-Foot Zone - Technically now it's a 34-foot zone. - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2286/

Recurring Nightmare - Oh thank goodness, I forgot my clothes, so now everyone's looking embarrassed and backing away. - Wed, 25 Mar 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2285/

Sabotage - So excited to see everyone after my luxury cruise home from the World Handshake Championships! - Mon, 23 Mar 2020 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2284/

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