Archive for July 23rd, 2010

xkcd’s poetry and planetary physics
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By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Friday, July 23, 2010

I dislike most poetry, but this is simultaneously beautiful/nerdy.

Spinning counterclockwise

Each turn robs the planet of angular momentum

Slowing its spin the tiniest bit

Lengthening the night, pushing back the dawn

Giving me a little more time here

With you

A friend recently tweeted his own beautiful annotation.

[My daughter] loves to spin & I think of this. Someday when she understands the physics in the comic, I’ll tell her. *sniff*

xkcd: Angular Momentum