'xkcd' on Serious Eats

Can You Cook A Steak By Dropping It From Space?

Anyone else a big fan of the stick-figure-talking-about-nerdy-science-and-pop-culture webcomic xkcd? Yeah, thought so. I only recently became aware of its newer satellite blog what if?, in which every tuesday, Randall Munroe answers a user-submitted question in his typical hyper-nerdy, insanely entertaining style. This week's question: "From what height would you need to drop a steak for it to be cooked when it hit the ground?" More

XKCD: Yogurt

You know, in all this time I've been casually reading the webcomic XKCD, I've been missing out on an important element of Randall Munroe's jokes — the hover info when you mouse over the image. Wow. It's like a whole new world has opened up to me. Here, in the hover text of this comic, Munroe says, "I am firmly of the opinion that if something doesn't have a year on it, every time the expiration date rolls around it is good again for the two weeks preceding that date." Or he—or his stick figure stand-in here—could just check stilltasty.com. [via Cold Mud] More

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