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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - エドモンド・フィッツジェラルド号の難破


The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald(エドモンド・フィッツジェラルド号の難破)

The ship was the pride of the American side It was due to set sail for Cleveland
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most With a crew and good captain well seasoned

But taking a walk on the shore by the dock Was a songwriter named Gordon Lightfoot
He was humming a tune but it didn't have words For it's challenging trying to write good

Poor Gordon sought glory but needed a story
His career in folk music imperiled
He mulled over this as he watched them do work On the hull of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Perhaps it was wrong, what he did for a song
He should never have bribed that mechanic But his maritime crimes are no worse than the time Young James Cameron sank the Titanic

Alt-text: You know that asteroid that almost destroyed Earth in the 90s? Turns out the whole thing was secretly created by Michael Bay, who then PAID Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck to look heroic while blowing it up!


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Moon Landing Mission Profiles - 月着陸ミッションのプロファイル


Moon Landing Mission Profiles(地球着陸ミッションのプロファイル)

Lunar orbit rendezvous
Spacecraft orbits Moon, drops lander
Chosen by the Apollo program

Earth orbit rendezvous
Large lander assembled in Earth orbit via several launches, travels to Moon
Rejected for requiring multiple Saturn Vs per landing and potentially taking longer

Direct ascent
Lander launched from Earth directly to Moon
Rejected for requiring an unreasonably large rocket

Lunar Earth rendezvous
Moon transits to rendezvous with spacecraft in low Earth orbit
Rejected because I guess no one thought of it?!

Alt-text: If you pick a low enough orbit, it gives you a lot of freedom to use a lightweight launch vehicle such as a stepladder.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。

Moon Armor Index(衛星防護鎧インデックス)


Moon Armor Index

Moon armor index:
How thick the shells around various worlds would be if their moon(s) were converted into protective armor
≈Total moon volume/Planet surface area

Alt-text: Astronomers are a little unsure of the applicability of this index, but NASA's Planetary Protection Officer is all in favor.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2019年) です。

【Twitterまとめ 3/11~3/17】「食べ物に身を挺す」他 320ネタ


 この記事のカテゴリは、小ネタまとめ です。

Schwa - シュワ



女: What's up? Was Doug gonna come? Doug loves brunch.

ポニーテール: Nuh uh, Doug's stuck 'cause of a tunnel obstruction. A truck dumped a ton of onions.

女: Ugh.

The schwa is the most common vowel sound in English. In fact, if you stick to the right conversation topics, you can avoid learning any other ones.

Alt-text: Doug's cousin, the one from London, runs a Bumble love cult.


 この記事のカテゴリは、xkcd日本語訳(2024年) です。