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by TheTomahawk
Thu May 15, 2014 9:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0096: "$2 Undecillion Lawsuit"
Replies: 65
Views: 20428

Re: What-If 0096: "$2 Undecillion Lawsuit"

"If the Earth's weight were entirely postage stamps..." As the Earth is in freefall around the sun, it weighs next to nothing*. That's not a lot of postage stamps... Of course, we know that Randall meant mass - unlike him to make such a fundamental mistake, though... T. *Asimov, The Stars ...
by TheTomahawk
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0928: "Mimic Octopus"
Replies: 166
Views: 48898

Re: 0928: Mimic Octopus

From the Oxford English Dictionary noun (pl. octopuses) Derivatives: octopoid (adjective) Origin: mid 18th cent: from Greek USAGE The standard plural in English of octopus is octopuses . However, the word octopus comes from Greek and the Greek plural form octopodes is still occasionally used. The pl...

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