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The New Mnemonics

Randall Munroe, the genius behind the wonderful 'romance, sarcasm, math, and language' webcomic xkcd, never fails to come up with something clever, fresh, and generally hilarious.

His last, 'Mnemonics', is a whimsical re-imagining of the acrostics and acronyms invented to help students remember ordered lists (remember SOH-CAH-TOA?, ROYGBIV?).

I wanted to share his new mnemonic for the SI prefixes, which made me laugh. Click the image for the whole cartoon (which isn't entirely appropriate for children):


If you've never heard of xkcd, and you have work to do, then click the 'random' cartoon button at your peril.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Posted by Duncan McMillan on Dec 20, 2011 2:21 PM Europe/London

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