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=== Physics ===
 
=== Physics ===
Gravity pulls objects together. Cueball is noticing that he can feel this attraction.
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{{w|Gravity}} is one of the four fundamental forces of physics, and is involved in "pulling objects together" over large distances. Cueball is noticing that he can feel this attraction.
  
 
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=== Graphic Design ===
Graphic designers recognize fonts and design elements, and see how they come together. In this comic, the graphic designer wonders how this particular font was chosen for this sign.
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{{w|Graphic designer}}s recognize fonts and design elements, and see how they come together. In this comic, the graphic designer wonders how the ''{{w|Law and Order}}'' font was chosen for this sign. ''Law and Order'' is a police procedural created by Dick Wolf in 1990, and has spun many various spinoffs. The font used for the title sequence of ''Law and Order'' is called {{w|Friz Quadrata}}, and is also the font used for the signage of the New York Police Department headquarters
  
 
=== Medicine ===
 
=== Medicine ===

Revision as of 16:03, 10 October 2018

Internal Monologues
Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.
Title text: Haha, just kidding, everyone's already been hacked. I wonder if today's the day we find out about it.

Explanation

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Botany

Most of the mass of trees is extracted from the air.

Physics

Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of physics, and is involved in "pulling objects together" over large distances. Cueball is noticing that he can feel this attraction.

Computer Security

Anyone well versed in computer security understands just how insecure the systems that we depend on actually are. In the title text it is noted possibility that systems are already hacked without our knowledge.

Graphic Design

Graphic designers recognize fonts and design elements, and see how they come together. In this comic, the graphic designer wonders how the Law and Order font was chosen for this sign. Law and Order is a police procedural created by Dick Wolf in 1990, and has spun many various spinoffs. The font used for the title sequence of Law and Order is called Friz Quadrata, and is also the font used for the signage of the New York Police Department headquarters

Medicine

Doctors are well versed in human anatomy, and are likely to think about what is inside of people more than the average person would.

Transcript

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Internal Monologues
from various fields
[Five characters are shown, with their monologues inside thought bubbles, and their respective fields shown below.]
Megan: I can't get over the fact that trees are made of air.
Botany
Cueball (looking at a phone): It's so weird that I can feel the Earth and my phone being pulled together.
Physics
Shoulder length hair woman: I wonder if today will be the day everyone gets hacked and it all finally collapses.
Computer security
Hairy: I wonder how that store ended up with the Law & Order font for their sign.
Graphic design
Ponytail: We're all acting normal even though we're full of blood and bones and poop.
Medicine


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Discussion

No maths? Too bad...

141.101.77.116 14:39, 10 October 2018 (UTC)Some Nerd

Mathematicians don't need to wonder why, they can show their working. 141.101.77.140 15:17, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

If we're going to mention other places the font is used at, I figured it may be worth leaving this here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friz_Quadrata#Usage (not necessarily worth adding to the explanation, but people may be interested in the trivia.) 162.158.126.88 22:42, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

WHAT? They are shutting down Google+? What will I be not-really-using now? -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:40, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

I interpreted the observation that trees are mostly made of air as referring to the fact that much of the internal structure is composed of hollow tubes filled with air. This also makes sense because wood floats in water due to the amount of air inside the wood fibers. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 14:01, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

A link between this comic and 1839 is needed (both directions), as the doctor is having the same issues. Would do it myself, but I am at work and do not have the time for proper writing, and will forget about this by the time I am home.--Lupo (talk) 06:41, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Maybe, but it's only trivia because it doesn't explain this comic. And we have categories shown at the bottom. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:24, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, you are right, it fits better in trivia. Thanks for moving it there. Categories do not show the similarity in doctor ponytails statements. --Lupo (talk) 21:50, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Honestly, I thought my explanation of the Physics one was much better. The current explanation doesn't seem to address what Cueball is actually thinking. Hawthorn (talk) 10:33, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Cueball mentions the feeling how a phone is pulled together. That is electromagnetism and NOT gravity. And also touching it with your hands involves electromagnetism rather than gravity. AND gravity is pulling you to the center of the Earth, but you are stopped by electromagnetism between the Earth surface and you. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:42, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm almost certain that you're misreading or misunderstanding what Cueball is saying. He isn't describing his phone being "pulled together" in the sense of intermolecular forces between atoms. Read the sentence again: he's describing the Earth and his phone being pulled to each other. And while yes, it is true to say that Cueball's "feeling" is electromagnetic in nature (ie. he "feels" the atomic bonds, not the gravitational attraction), I don't think that's the intention behind his words. He's not marveling at the electromagnetics of the situation; he's describing two objects that differ only in their masses, and his place in that interaction. Hawthorn (talk) 12:44, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Since the other "scientists" also do simple statements about a single fact you have convinced me. A real physicist never would forget that objects like phones are pulled together by electromagnetism, but Cueball does. I've reverted my edit with a small addition to the former text. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:51, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Hawthorn (talk) 12:28, 24 October 2018 (UTC)