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xkcd is a comic strip on the Internet. The comic is drawn and written by Randall Munroe. The comic is drawn in boxes.[1] It is one of the most popular comics on the Internet. The comic has jokes about many things, such as mathematics, language, science and romance. Sometimes, the readers of the comic act out things that Munroe puts in his comics. There are also messages in some comics that show up when moused over. In October 2007, the comic was viewed about 60 million times.[2] The comic has won many awards.[3] The name "xkcd" does not mean anything and was just made so people don't say it as a word. As of January 2018 there are more than 1900 different xkcd comics.

In November 2015, Munroe wrote a book named Thing Explainer, using the same stick figure drawings from his comic. The book is about how things work, and is written in Simple English just like this version of Wikipedia! It uses only one thousand different simple words.[4] The idea for it came from a comic "Up goer Five" which is about the Saturn Five Rocket.

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  1. Andrew, Moses (2007-11-21). "Former NASA staffer creates comics for geeks". The Gazette. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  2. So, Adrienne (2007-11-13). "Real Geek Heart Beats in Xkcd's Stick Figures". Wired. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  3. http://www.ccawards.com/2008finalists.html
  4. "Randall "XCKD" Munroe's Thing Explainer: delightful exploded diagrams labelled with simple words / Boing Boing". boingboing.net.

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