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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 14, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 3 years ago

    If you want to see time stop, sit through a physics class.

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    bigcatbusiness  about 3 years ago

    It’s all a matter of the distance you run and how fast, not the ability to control time. It just appears that way.

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    robert3750  about 3 years ago

    The timepiece that’s traveling WITH you close to the speed of light won’t show any change at all. It’s only slower RELATIVE to clocks in a different frame of reference. That’s why it’s called the theory of relativity.

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    nosirrom  about 3 years ago

    I’d post a picture of myself but I don’t want to make your clocks stop.

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    Enrico La Talpa aka Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Good ol’ Albert he was ahead of his time – maybe he was an alien as Fox Mulder said

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    Pretzelsmash  about 3 years ago

    I’m sorry I’m a kid and have no idea what the theory of relativity is. What is it exactly? It feels easier to ask someone here…

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    charliefarmrhere  about 3 years ago

    Unscientifically speaking, I think that the theory of relativity is that how relatives treat you, is in proportion to the amount of money they think you might leave for them in your will.

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    Kind&Kinder  about 3 years ago

    As George Harrison says in “Yellow Submarine,” “It’s all in the mind.”

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Cosmologists and astrophysicists spent years and hundreds of millions of $$ trying to prove Relativity. What a waste. All they needed was a little boy, a red wagon, and a Swatch.

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    rentier  about 3 years ago

    Einstein was a bad pupil, how you can trust him?

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 3 years ago

    do kids even ride wagons anymore?

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    Qiset  about 3 years ago

    Physics class boring? Try watching any sport event on tv. Sometimes two minutes will last thirty!

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    chovil  about 3 years ago

    Without the Michelson /Morley experiments, Einstein would never have known that the speed of light is a constant, and we wouldn’t have a theory of relativity.

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    tomcurda Premium Member about 3 years ago

    It might help if they could approach relativistic speeds such as .01 of C or 1860 miles per second

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    jrankin1959  about 3 years ago

    In panel five, isn’t Calvin trying to use gravity assist (the “slingshot effect”) to gain velocity?

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    zeexenon  about 3 years ago

    Try the sun’s g.

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    DoghouseInYourSoul Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I’d like to see this as an Olympic event.

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Replying to some questions and comments from yesterday:.‘Vortex’ was a gasoline octane booster commonly used by sports car racers in the late 1970’s. When high octane gasoline Sunoco 280 disappeared from the market, octane booster were necessary for the survival of high compression four cylinder race motors. Later, most racers switched to aviation fuel. .Hubby is very much alive. Right now he is building himself a paint booth in the garage so he can repaint the old bugeye and hopefully, sell it..He has no fear of fire, probably a result of time spent of as a combat medic in Vietnam. “The thing you have to do,” Hubby says, “is teach yourself not to panic at the sight of fire. Then, you can respond to it logically.”.That conversation came about because I had a 2liter Datsun convertible which habitually caught fire and he was presenting me with a ‘Smokey the Bear aerosol can fire extinguisher.’The ’mechanic’s wife’ story of my car is best saved for another day.

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    WaltWenger Premium Member about 3 years ago

    What I want to know is how we can tell which objects are stationary and which are in motion. Since an object in motion is only in motion relative to another object, how do we tell that the space station isn’t "station"ary while the Earth is whirling around it? Maybe Scott’s older brother is now 5 milliseconds younger than he was before . . .

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    Number Three  about 3 years ago

    Was Einstein a friend of Sigmund Fraud? (Freud)

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    davetb1956  about 3 years ago

    The background in the 5th panel looks like Calvin was going uphill.

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    neverenoughgold  about 3 years ago

    Where is John Cameron Swayze when you need him?

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    neverenoughgold  about 3 years ago

    Easy Peezy…

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    john.hubbling  about 3 years ago

    We demonstrate the “truth” of relativity every time we use our GPS. The readings from GPS satellites have to be corrected (and are) for relativistic time dilation or positioning would be significantly off.

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    acsdaddy Premium Member about 3 years ago

    You know things have gone too far when you stop the heart of your stuffed tiger.

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    gantech  about 3 years ago

    To the observer on board a craft approaching the speed of light, there would be no perceived slowing of time. Time would appear to not have changed at all.

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    dflak  about 3 years ago

    300,000 kph. Not only a good idea; it’s the law.

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    mardc477  about 3 years ago

    wasn’t there the same episode before??

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    neverenoughgold  about 3 years ago

    He is dead. RIP

    Yes, but time still marches on…

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    tea62  about 3 years ago

    Those guys in the wagon are the REAL Einsteins.

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    tea62  about 3 years ago

    Those guys in the wagon are the REAL Einsteins.

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