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***The tip of the Saturn V rocket can be seen at the top of ''Sky Toucher''
 
***The tip of the Saturn V rocket can be seen at the top of ''Sky Toucher''
 
***The moon lander (and two astronauts) can been seen on the Moon in ''Worlds Around the Sun''.
 
***The moon lander (and two astronauts) can been seen on the Moon in ''Worlds Around the Sun''.
***In the explanation for ''The pieces everything is made of'' hydrogen is similarly "named" by showing a picture of the burning Hindenburg and using the same quote as in the comic, "Oh, the humanity", which becomes "Oh the Humans!" in the book vs. "Oh, the [Humans]!" in the comic.
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***In the explanation for ''The pieces everything is made of'' hydrogen is similarly "named" by showing a picture of the burning Hindenburg and using the same quote as in the comic, "Oh, the humanity", which becomes "Oh the Humans!" in the book vs. Oh, the [Humans]! in the comic.
 
**[[1608: Hoverboard]]. (See this [[1608:_Hoverboard#Reference_to_Thing_Explainer|extensive list]] of connections).
 
**[[1608: Hoverboard]]. (See this [[1608:_Hoverboard#Reference_to_Thing_Explainer|extensive list]] of connections).
 
*But there are also other comics that are directly or indirectly references in the book.  
 
*But there are also other comics that are directly or indirectly references in the book.  
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****[[:Category:Baseball|Baseball]] aka ''Stick Ball''. This is also played inside the skyscraper in ''Sky toucher''.
 
****[[:Category:Baseball|Baseball]] aka ''Stick Ball''. This is also played inside the skyscraper in ''Sky toucher''.
 
****[[:Category:Basketball|Basketball]]  aka ''Circle Ball''.
 
****[[:Category:Basketball|Basketball]]  aka ''Circle Ball''.
****[[:Category:Soccer|Soccer]] aka ''Foot Ball (Most other countries)''. This is also played on top of the Oil rig in ''Hole-making city boat''
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****[[:Category:Soccer|Soccer]] ''Foot Ball (Most other countries)''. This is also played on top of the Oil rig in ''Hole-making city boat''
 
***Other sports mentioned in that explanation are:
 
***Other sports mentioned in that explanation are:
****{{w|Volleyball}} aka ''Hand and Arm Ball''
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****{{w|Wolleyball}} aka ''Hand and Arm Ball''
 
****{{w|Tennis}} aka ''Circle-Stick Ball''
 
****{{w|Tennis}} aka ''Circle-Stick Ball''
 
****{{w|Ice Hockey}} aka ''Sliding around with sticks''
 
****{{w|Ice Hockey}} aka ''Sliding around with sticks''
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****{{w|Pole vaulting}}
 
****{{w|Pole vaulting}}
 
****{{w|Karate}}
 
****{{w|Karate}}
****{{w|Poohsticks}}, i.e. throwing sticks in the water from a bridge to see which comes first to the other side of the bridge...
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****Throwing sticks in the water to see which comes first to the other side of the bridge...
 
***Other explanation with sport are
 
***Other explanation with sport are
****''Hole-making city boat'' with both soccer, {{w|table tennis}} and {{w|Pool (cue sports)|pool}}
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****''Hole-making city boat'' with both soccer, {{w|table tennis}} and {{w|pool}}
 
****{{w|Ten pin bowling}} is depicted three times with bowling alleys in the hull of the ship in ''The USS Laws of the Land'' and on the suspension of the longest bridge in ''Tall roads'' and a bowling alley is used for measuring length in ''How to count things.''
 
****{{w|Ten pin bowling}} is depicted three times with bowling alleys in the hull of the ship in ''The USS Laws of the Land'' and on the suspension of the longest bridge in ''Tall roads'' and a bowling alley is used for measuring length in ''How to count things.''
 
****''Heavy metal power building'' with two people {{w|fencing}}.
 
****''Heavy metal power building'' with two people {{w|fencing}}.

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