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I can relate

Kiddo1029

This is one my favorite strips.


CHark80

Same, I read this strip at just the right age as a kid to have the same reaction as Calvin. Thb it still kind of blows my mind - it's a great example of how humans are smart in the world where we evolved, but pretty dumb as soon as you start 'zooming out'


breakone9r

"A person is smart. PEOPLE are stupid." - Agent K


_ghostmutt

I quote this all the time! Underrated line.


livestrongbelwas

MiB is a fun action comedy for 80% of the film, but all the Will Smith stuff before he becomes Agent Jay is really good.


breakone9r

Don't start no shit *stomp, crunch* Won't be no shit. *stomp, grinds roach guts*


thelospike

Best part of Calvin & Hobbes is reading it as a kid and relating hard to Calvin and then reading it as an adult and relating hard to his parents


Vengeful_Dropbear

If you spin on a chair while holding two heavy objects close to you, then extend your arms out so youre holding the objects at arms length, you'll slow down. If you bring your arms back in, you'll speed back up without applying any extra force. Edit: Like [this](https://youtu.be/_eMH07Tghs0)


jazzwhiz

It's a rare example where dad is talking about math or science and doesn't bs (babies from kmart, ice, Flagstaff, etc.).


Ender505

Mine too! I've had nearly the whole collection since I was a kid, and this one makes me audibly laugh every time


insertcleverthought

My physics teacher in high school had this one up. He was the best teacher ever.


DragXom

Physics! Interesting explanation on angular and tangential velocity in circular motion


JDMonster

For those wanting to refresh on freshman year physics Radians × Radius = arc length. Therefore radians/s (angular velocity) × radius = tangential velocity


Interesting_Ad_4762

You just explained this 1000x better than my kinematics and dynamics professor. Wtf.


Dotifo

He probably has tenure too


CrepuscularNemophile

When Calvin hears about Schrödinger's cat, Hobbes is in for a bad time.


pinkwhiteandgreenNL

Oh Jesus....


sstphnn

"You see Calvin, that builds character."


Reverie_39

Lying awake at night having an existential crisis builds character


mertmerdernerder

I realized that’s where I get that phrase from. I always say stuff builds character. I’m just now putting the pieces together that I got it from a comic I read as a kid lol.


CaptainThunderTime

When people get a scrap, suggest rubbing dirt in it as well. It also builds character.


BiggusDickus-

I have always wondered how many drafts of dad's words Watterson went through to explain this concept so perfectly in just two cells. It is so masterfully written.


nzcapybara

Agreed !great name by the way!


memester230

The singular time Calvin's dad didnt lie


Nick_Carlson_Press

Lie? You mean he was lying when he said wind is caused by trees sneezing and the sun actually sets in Flagstaff, Arizona? :(


memester230

Yes


Freekey

Mind blown! And like my hero I will probably have trouble going to sleep tonight as well.


FramePossible7010

What book is this one in? The only books I never owned (non-treasury or collectibles) were Scientific Progress Goes Boink and Weirdos From Another Planet. I’ve read plenty from both and lots of the treasury books and have never seen this one! What a gem find on a Sunday evening!


juulpod99

Possibly Attack of the Mutant Killer Snow Goons, given the art style, or possibly Revenge of the Babysat


nickbrown101

I'm pretty sure it's from Scientific Progress Goes Boink. It might be in other books as well but that one was the only one I had growing up and I'm pretty sure I remember this strip from there.


nzcapybara

This is out of the complete treasury it’s in the middle book of the three I was contemplating adding the date I think it was like May 1991


bdone2012

I used to stay up when I was little freaking out about how could the universe go on forever and what was past infinity. I also read Calvin and Hobbes pretty obsessively.


BraveRunner7

This reminds me of my philosophy 101 class


Brankstone

Wait till Calvin hears the Ship of Theseus thought experiment.


snaildude2013

Or physics!


mobuy

See, that's why Calvin's dad usually just tells Calvin that wind is caused by trees sneezing. It's not true but the truth is more complex!


TheTimeLord725

This was me in college when shown the proof that there are more numbers between 1 and 2 than all the natural numbers.


gflatisfsharp

Countable and uncountable infinities?


Howlet08

I always read this one and imagine Calvin's dad wearing tie-dye on a beanbag chair in his youth looking at his records play.


Raknarg

fun fact, there is a speed limit to this which is the speed of sound through the medium, once you pass that your object physically could not go faster or else it would just tear apart. This is the speed it takes to propagate motion through an object.


dailor

Aristotle's wheel Paradox. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mrVg9GM5h7Q Smart people discussed about this


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Jackuzzi0404

Actually the speed of the record passing under the needle does change but the groove is recorded to account for it. The thing that stays constant is the rpm so the further from the center the needle goes the farther along the groove it travels per second


BrilliantWeb

IIRC tracks were "wider" closer to the center because of this? (I haven't physically seen a record in about 25 years)


GooeyCentaur

Love this one, thanks for resharing


nzcapybara

Yeah it’s interesting when you have a laugh out loud moment when the last panel is like dead silence


Slowlyfall

Sorry can someone explain this to me? I thought the disc had a constant speed?


RickTitus

A point near the outside of the record is traveling along a circular path that is much larger than a point near the middle of the record. Both of those paths are completed in the same amount of time, which means that the outer circle is traveling at a faster rate to go that longer distance. It helps if you picture both of the circles, and then cut them and unwind them into straight lines. Or, just picture how it feels to stand in the middle of one of those spinning playground rides, where it feels slow, vs the outside, where it feels faster


frenchclouded

The grooves get tighter the closer you move to the center. Speed is constant, distance traveled is not.


manickitty

Well all he had to do was add that the distance travelled by each point is also different


rhinocerosmonkey

I don’t understand why Calvin can’t sleep over that.


SprightlyCompanion

Wow I don't think I've ever seen this one! Hilarious.


gflatisfsharp

Ah yes v = rw Edit: corrected it hehe I forgor


Vongre

v=w*r, not /


Jcwinger14

I think about this a lot


Significant_Star9654

I just finished a calculus based physics class and this concept was a large part of one the tests.


Dworkyn

Parenting well done 😁


plawwell

How can they go at different speeds if they’re lined up and part of the same plastic? WITCH!


DolphinPlayz123

Math class be like


stationaryElectron

Is Calvin scared or so surprised about this fact that he stays awake thinking?