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Week 44.0 — 27th August '18

Randall Munroe has always had the ability to bring sarcasm and humour to a range of topics. As an example, here's a comic from just this past week:

Just make sure all your friends and family are out of the car, or that you've made backup friends and family at home.
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

As someone that used to work on robots at NASA, Munroe now spends his time working on xkcd and occasionally answers readers questions on his site What If? He takes sometimes absurd questions and answers them. And when I say he answers them, he really answers them.

Some of the top answers (to great questions) for your enjoyment:

In 2015, the series was even turned into a book with content not available on the website.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 44.3 – Wednesday
    1. Robin escaping in slow motion andygittos on instagram.com
    2. Audi Q8 Review topgear.com
    3. How to make Pompom Pokemon geektyrant.com
    4. Hubble Star Clusters album NASA Hubble Space Telescope on flickr.com
    5. Slice trailer A24 on trailers.apple.com
  2. 44.4 – Thursday
    1. True Detective season 3 trailer HBO on youtube.com
    2. Every US President at their worst kottke.org
    3. Ferrari 488 Pista Spider theawesomer.com
    4. What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn't The Verge on youtube.com
    5. The logo design revolution The Atlantic on youtube.com
  3. 44.5 – Friday
    1. Clair de Lune in the moonlight kottke.org
    2. Stadium replica end table theawesomer.com
    3. Full size LEGO Bugatti Chiron theawesomer.com
    4. Tesla wireless phone charger coolmaterial.com
    5. In-depth review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro iPhonedo on youtube.com
    6. Jeff Goldblum on Hot Ones First We Feast on youtube.com
  4. 44.6 – Saturday
    1. FIFA - top 10 goals of the 2018 World Cup FIFA on youtube.com
    2. Justin Willman makes this guy think he's invisible Netflix on youtube.com

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