Like most people, I like a good mystery.

I don’t write traditional mysteries, but often my stories contain a secret that the characters have to solve. While I enjoy both reading and writing such novels, sometimes I enjoy real-life mysteries. I say sometimes because when it comes to, “why can’t I remember where the car is parked” or, “why politicians are such liars,” the answer is just annoying.

Recently, my son Robert sent me the one panel comic from the website XKCD, by Randall Munroe, former NASA roboticist and current webcomic writer with a cult following.

I found his “What IF” section particularly amusing. If you have a weird sense of humor, and an interest in science, check out his website