The other day our comrade in bloggery Horace Jeffery Hodges offered a post with a link to some old Calvin and Hobbes strips. I’ve always been a big C&H fan, and among my favorites among Bill Watterson’s many recurring themes were the strips in which Calvin’s dad would teach the restless wee lad about science. Featured at Jeffery’s post was an item about testing the load-limits of bridges, but following the link I found quite a few other instructive entries — in which we learn, amongst other facts, that the sun sets near Flagstaff, Arizona, and that the theory of relativity only works if you’re going west.
My favorite, though, is the final strip, in which Calvin’s dad explains why old photographs are in black and white. Go follow the link at Jeff’s place to learn more. (Philosophy buffs may end up wondering why the old photos weren’t in grue and bleen.)
And if you want more (how could you not?), another favorite of mine was Calvin’s “dark snowmen” series. Here.