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by Kanti
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"
Replies: 17
Views: 8498

Re: What-If 0072: "Loneliest Human"

The astronaut quotes were interesting, though. I wonder, for how long were they separated from every other human being? Minutes, hours, days? I was interested too. The Apollo Command Module orbited the moon every 2 hours; 45 minutes of which was spent behind the moon, out of radio contact with ever...
by Kanti
Mon May 13, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 64573

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

OKAY HERE'S A FUN THING TO LEARN ABOUT: space is only 350km up! This means that if 'xkcd' author Randall Munroe were put into an appropriate orbit, the vast majority of humanity would be closer to him than to Australia. This statistic applies to both physical distance, and emotionally. i wonder how...
by Kanti
Mon May 13, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"
Replies: 298
Views: 64573

Re: 1211: "Birds and Dinosaurs"

I've thought it was interesting that when it comes to mythological creatures, reptilian creatures, mostly dragons, are depicted with bath wings even though bats are mammals while mammals (e.g. Pegasus) are given bird wings, even though birds are more closely related to modern reptiles. And then the...

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