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|1/100,000th Scale World|
Title text: The floor should be slightly curved, but we haven't figured out artificial gravity yet, so for now we just added a trace intoxicating gas to the air that messes with your inner ear and gives you a sense that the ground is tilting away from you.
|| This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Created by a TOXIC AURORA. Missing an explanation entirely. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.|
This comic is a sequel to the previous one. There is a 1/100,000th scale world in this comic.
|Our aurora are probably non-toxic but please stop trying to taste them
|| The aurora in the image is now temptingly at head height
|| The plural of "aurora" should actually be "auroras" or "aurorae"
|No breaking off pieces of the ice caps to put in your drink
|Warning: Limited cell network coverage above the ionosphere, crouch down to get more bars
|| The ionosphere reflects radio signals, in this case keeping terrestrial cellular phone signals from reaching phones higher up
|Do not step on Mt. Everest
|| Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth, is several inches tall at 1:100,000 scale
|Caution! Ocean floor slippery when wet
|| Due to the smaller scale, the ocean depths would only be a few inches deep at most; this amount of liquid would cause more of a 'slippery surface' than a 'water region'.
|Wear sunscreen; the ozone layer only protects you below the knees.
|Beware of chest-level meteors
| -100° mesopause vest recommended
|If Lake Tahoe or the Dead Sea dries up, refill them with this 5oz wine glass
|Safety glasses required for protection from reentering spacecraft
|Do not anger the sprites
|| Sprites are poorly understood electrical phenomena in the upper atmosphere. They are enormous but very short-lived.
|| Sprites are also a name given to a form of forest spirit known for mischievous and sometimes harmful behaviour. In some fairy tales a warning would be given to not anger the spirits in case of grave repercussions.
|Please stop digging through the Moho. Staff are tired of cleaning up large igneous provinces.
||Short for the Mohorovičić discontinuity, the Moho is the boundary surface separating the Earth's crust from the mantle. It can be found at a depth of 6-7 miles under the ocean bed, and about 24-30 miles under the continents.
||Using Randall's 1/100,000th scale world, 6-7 miles would be approximately 4 inches, while 24-30 miles would be about 16 inches, making the Moho easily accessible via digging. It would indeed create large igneous provinces, and make a big mess of lava that the staff would have to clean up, which would not be fun. The lava has a decent chance to burn through a mop or something, so it would be pretty tricky to clean up as well, since your cleaning stuff would light on fire unless soaked in water or something.
|ISS (14 feet up) Returns every 90 minutes - Hit it with a nerf dart, win a prize!
|| The International Space Station is the largest human-made object in space, and orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes.
|| This idea of treating modern research as a toy is in the same general panel area as the weather balloon smacking from the previous comic.
The title text states that the floor should be slightly curved. In fact, given that the model in the comic is about 10 meters long, it represents about 1000 km of Earth, that spans about 9 degrees of a great circle. Therefore, if the model wasn't larger than the part shown in the panel, its edges would have a very noticeable slope of 4.5 degrees.
|| This transcript is incomplete. Please help editing it! Thanks.
Text: For visitors to my 1/100,000th scale world
1 meter = 100 km, 1 ft=100,000ft≈20 miles
Text: ISS (14 feet up)
Returns every 90 minutes
Hit it with a Nerf dart to win a prize!
Text: Our Aurora are probably non-toxic, but please stop trying to taste them
Text: [one cell bar] Warning: Limited cell network coverage above the ionosphere. Crouch down to get more bars
Text: Safety glasses required for protection from reentering spacecraft
Cueball: I got a Soyuz in my eye
Text: Beware of chest level meteors
Text: -100°C Mesopause vest recommended
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