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== Latest comic ==
 
== Latest comic ==

Revision as of 21:23, 18 June 2013

Welcome to the explain xkcd wiki!

We have collaboratively explained 1418 xkcd comics, and we've explained ALL THE COMICS! Great work everyone! There's still work to do, so please help extend incomplete descriptions!

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When the cursor is placed inside the field of the comic and the viewer scrolls down, the picture zooms in until the pixels are visible. Each pixel then resolves into another comic, with black-on-white comic panels making up the white spaces and white-on-black panels making up the black spaces. This is repeated for this and all subsequent sets of comic panels. Not all white and all black panels are the same; some sets involve more than two different panels, but all involve repetitive tiling. The first comic panel, of Cueball stacking turtles, is a reference to the idiom "turtles all the way down," which refers to the problem of infinite regression: if everything in the universe is "on top of" something else, so to speak, there must be a "bottom." A joking solution to the paradoxical nature of such a bottom is the proposition that the world rests on an infinite stack of turtles.

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