May 30, 2012

True End.

Garfield is actually dieing of starvation, and just imagining Jon and Odie. There was a reference to this in a Halloween themed comic. Garfield woke up in a condemned and abandoned house. He calls out for Odie and Jon, but there is no answer. He then wills the illusion back on himself, and continues his delusions about his 'family'.

Now go back and highlight the blank space before the above comic, right below the title.

Read the last panel of the comic.

Have a good day.

May 14, 2012


"As the island of knowledge grows, the surface that makes contact with mystery expands. When major theories are overturned, what we thought was certain knowledge gives way, and knowledge touches upon mystery differently. This newly uncovered mystery may be humbling and unsettling, but it is at the cost of truth. Creative scientists, philosophers and poets thrive at this shoreline."

- W. Mark Richardson, "A Skeptic's Sense of Wonder"

May 4, 2012

All water on Earth put together in a single ball

The picture below illustrates the size of a sphere that contains all the water on Earth, in comparison to the Earth itself. The blue sphere sitting on top of the United States has a diameter of about 1,385 kilometres, with a volume of a colossal 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres. The ball of water includes all of the water from the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, icebergs as well as groundwater, water in the atmosphere, even the water in living beings, humans, animals and everything in your garden. 


Credit: Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; USGS..
Data source: Igor Shiklomanov's chapter "World fresh water resources" in Peter H. Gleick (editor), 1993, Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World's Fresh Water Resources (Oxford University Press, New York).

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