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Pub Trivia

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Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) The UK (d) Europe (or 'the EU') (e) Greater London
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DougK
92 days ago
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There's no such thing as a stupid question.
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spongbeaux
93 days ago
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I'd have said the Zucker brothers created the first Airplane, and the last.
ChrisDL
93 days ago
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Am i missing something? Isn't number 4 answerable?
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meertn
93 days ago
Answerable but trivial is the joke I guess
JavaJim
93 days ago
Edit: apparently I can't count. Sorry. Original response:maybe? I would say it depends on whether there is decent definition of what makes a lake - a lake. Because if it is just an inland body of water then every raindrop would form a new lake (that might eventually join together into something larger)
Dorkrum
93 days ago
Now that you mention it I realise I misread the question. I thought it said more shark attacks *than* and the joke was that because "or" is used instead of "and", the answer was Jaws despite it being listed in the question.
DelilahBack
82 days ago
No u good
Dorkrum
93 days ago
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Who was the first person to beat a world record?
Covarr
93 days ago
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What is the longest video game?
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Schwa

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Doug's cousin, the one from London, runs a Bumble love cult.
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DougK
126 days ago
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I never realized this about myself.
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digdoug
123 days ago
I feel you, brother.
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Hippo Attacks

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It's cool how, when there's a number lots of people are curious about, but which isn't easy to measure, some random guess will get cited everywhere and become the universally quoted value. Unrelatedly, did you know there are 850 trillion waves in the ocean?
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DougK
1143 days ago
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The detail in Randall's drawings! Check out Cueball's upturned palms.
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alt_text_bot
1145 days ago
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It's cool how, when there's a number lots of people are curious about, but which isn't easy to measure, some random guess will get cited everywhere and become the universally quoted value. Unrelatedly, did you know there are 850 trillion waves in the ocean?
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cjheinz
1145 days ago
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The cartoon is possibly the worst pun ever. Plus, the alt text bots "850 trillion waves in the ocean" is pretty cool.
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jepler
1145 days ago
well ACTUALLY it's not a HIPPO violation if you choose to tell someone about your hippo attack... It's a misnomer that the "P" in HIPPO is "privacy", or that the other one is either.
mareino
1145 days ago
Randall Munroe is *dangerously* good at coming up with plausible estimates.
jepler
1145 days ago
I think 2.35 waves per m2 of ocean surface is an over-estimate.
davelevy
1144 days ago
Still think Randall is actually running a multi-year experiment on how to spread information and disinformation. Most effectively.

Exposure Models

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"Cumulative number of coronavirus spreadsheets created over time" is a spreadsheet I am coming dangerously close to creating.
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DougK
1242 days ago
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What happened to Cueball's chair in the third panel? The back support vanished! Randall doesn't just do that, does he?
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alt_text_bot
1243 days ago
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"Cumulative number of coronavirus spreadsheets created over time" is a spreadsheet I am coming dangerously close to creating.
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Millennium Problems

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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.
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DougK
1496 days ago
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Okay, smarties, who can explain even one small piece of this one to me?
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alexanglin
1496 days ago
Security?!
llucax
1496 days ago
You are not alone... you were never alone: https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2320:_Millennium_Problems
DougK
1495 days ago
Even our esteemed colleague alt_text_bot couldn't figure this one out.
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Disk Usage

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Menu -> Manage -> [Optimize space usage, Encrypt disk usage report, Convert photos to text-only, Delete temporary files, Delete permanent files, Delete all files currently in use, Optimize menu options, Download cloud, Optimize cloud , Upload unused space to cloud]
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alt_text_bot
1910 days ago
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Menu -> Manage -> [Optimize space usage, Encrypt disk usage report, Convert photos to text-only, Delete temporary files, Delete permanent files, Delete all files currently in use, Optimize menu options, Download cloud, Optimize cloud , Upload unused space to cloud]
DougK
1909 days ago
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Work in D.C., live in NoVA
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jepler
1910 days ago
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if the "good photos" wedge is big enough to see, you're doing something right.
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
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