May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #999: Cougars (described)

A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Scene: Drawing of a stick figure, one hand up to the face, seated at a desk with a computer screen. Standing behind the seated figure is a smaller, child-like stick figure with very short hair.

Seated figure: Whoa, ever seen Wikipedia’s list of people who were attacked and killed by cougars?–Crazy how many of them were kids who were just playing outside their houses.

Caption: Reason #58 I should never have children: My love of learning and sharing knowledge about the world.

Hover text: If you’re lying in bed tonight and you see yellow eyes glinting in your window, are you being stalked by a puma, a mountain lion, a panther, a catamount, or a cougar? Trick question–in North America, they’re all names for the same species, Puma concolor! Isn’t learning fun? Anyway, sleep tight!


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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