While trying to write something smart to accompany today’s strip, I googled the subject of magnetic poles and went down a bit of a rabbit hole. Time constraints keep me from going down even further, but boy, is that an interesting subject! Did you know, for example, that the northern and southern magnetic pole are not necessarily antipodal, i.e. directly opposed? Also, it seems we messed up the research when we wrote this strip, because from the graphics I’m finding now, the northern magnetic pole hasn’t been in Siberia for a long time. But to be confidently wrong about something is very much in character vor Chuck. Anyway, it’s currently moving towards Russia, so in a couple of decades, the strip will have aged well!