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    "röntgen" and "rem" are 20th-century physics terms that mean "no trespassing."

  • Sloped Border

    "The slope will be 74° at ground level." "Okay, I think we can hack together a...

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    Lumpers and Splitters

    Anna Karenina is a happy family lumper and unhappy family splitter.

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    Rover Replies

    I'm so glad NASA let you take your phone to Mars!

  • Hubble Tension

    Oh, wait, I might've had it set to kph instead of mph. But that would make...

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    Vaccine Research

    Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes,...

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    Lab Equipment

    I've been working on chocolate bar annealing techniques to try to produce the perfect laser s'more....

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    Saturn Hexagon

    Sorry, in SI units that's "there's a big football in there."

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    And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, but then more heaven...

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    Recreate the Conditions

    We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.

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    Modern Tools

    I tried to train an AI to repair my Python environment but it kept giving up...

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    Useful Geometry Formulas

    Geometry textbooks always try to trick you by adding decorative stripes and dotted lines.

  • Circumappendiceal Somectomy

    Some personal news: After treating my first case a few years ago with antibiotics, I can...

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    Ultra-Serial Violet C light is unpolarized, so you don't have to flip the polarizing filter over...

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    This is something we all need to work on, but especially you all.

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    News Story Reaction

    Unless the next line is, "After we broke up, she blamed the painting and spent years...

  • Fissile Raspberry Isotopes

    Grandma's shelf-stable blackberry pie meson recipe was a huge seller until her farm was shut down...

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    Memo Spike Connector

    Backward-compatible with many existing cables, and can connect directly to phones or tablets if you press...

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    Every Data Table

    I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk...

  • Average Familiarity

    How could anyone consider themselves a well-rounded adult without a basic understanding of silicate geochemistry? Silicates...

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    Global Temperature Over My Lifetime

    I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel...

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    Abandonment Function

    Remember to only adopt domesticated drones that specifically request it. It's illegal to collect wild ones...

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    Forest Walk

    The only other person to walk by was a linguist back in the 80s, but she...

  • Logic Gates

    In C, the multiocular O represents the bitwise norxondor gorgonax.

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    Mine Captcha

    This data is actually going into improving our self-driving car project, so hurry up--it's almost at...

  • Universal Seat Belt

    The plug fits really snugly, so it should be safe in a crash.

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    Flawed Data

    We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results...

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    Dual USB-C

    Small devices use two-prong USB-AC, but there's also a three-prong version with a USB-B plug as...

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    Commonly Mispronounced Equations

    "Epsihootamoo doopsiquorps" --the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom

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    Immune Factory

    In the final vote, the doubters were won over by the strength of the name IMMUNION.

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    Pre-Pandemic Ketchup

    I wonder what year I'll discard the last weird food item that I bought online in...

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    Bad Map Projection: The Greenland Special

    The projection for those who think the Mercator projection gives people a distorted idea of how...

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    Board Game Argument: Legacy

    Listen, you need to get over your reluctance to permanently alter a game. Now roll 2d6...

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    Danger Mnemonic

    It's definitely not the time to try drinking beer before liquor.

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    Board Game Party Schedule

    Several of the guests are secretly playing Meta Board Game Party. Every minute of parallel debate...

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    Nightmare Code

    Charsets even used to be known as 'alpha-bets' before that word's obvious negative associations caused it...

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    "All the companies whose blimps I shot fireworks at are mad, but MetLife is especially miffed...

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    Linked List Interview Problem

    I'd traverse it myself, but it's singly linked, so I'm worried that I won't be able...

  • Indoor Socializing

    The problem with learning about biology is that everyone you meet is it.

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    No, The Other One

    Key West, Virginia is not to be confused with Key, West Virginia.

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    You can come on in, we're all fully vaccinated. Except the spare room off the living...

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    Alien Visitors 2

    "Although fresh juice DOES sound--" "NO! For humanity to survive we must learn from the mistakes...

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    Alien Visitors

    Stay right there, we'll be back in a minute. We've just gotta brainstorm some new wonders....

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    Base Rate

    Sure, you can talk about per-capita adjustment, but if you want to solve the problem, it's...

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    Health Drink

    You'd need to keep track of so many people! Would you use, like, Excel or something?...

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    First Time Since Early 2020

    Gotten the Ferris wheel operator's attention

  • Product Launch

    "Okay, that was weird, but the product reveal was normal. I think the danger is pas--"...

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    Fuzzy Blob

    If there's no dome, how do you explain the irregularities the board discovered in the zoning...

  • Hippo Attacks

    It's cool how, when there's a number lots of people are curious about, but which isn't...