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January 14, 2019

#2098: Magnetic Pole

Magnetic Pole

[White Hat and Cueball are talking to each other. White Hat has a cellphone in his hand, while Cueball is raising his hands in the air in mock exasperation.]

White Hat: I just read that the Earth’s North magnetic pole is drifting rapidly.

Cueball: Oh no! I must update our declination tables post haste, lest our merchant schooners run aground on the shoals!

[Caption below the panel:]

I like when the Earth’s magnetic field does weird stuff, because it’s a huge, cool, urgent-seeming science thing, but there’s nothing I personally need to do about it.