Exploding Baseballs

I’ve been trying to write more off-topic pieces on Friday, something fun or thought provoking. This week is no exception.

If you don’t follow the xkcd.com comic and you have nerdish tendencies then you are really missing out. The author, Randall Munroe, is a former NASA physicist who has a wicked sense of humor and an amazing way of condensing complicated information into graphic form. Mr. Munroe started a new feature this month called What If? where each Tuesday he tries to answer a hypothetical question.

In honor of Tuesdays Major League Baseball All-Star game, he answers the question, “What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?” Not only is it informative but his last line left me laughing so hard I cried. Go read it now.