|Lookit how excited that guy is at the top, playing with his open jars of ether and pine pitch.|
Along with the other scientific features made available in the pages of DC's sci-fi showcase Strange Adventures was Amazing Ratios, a one-pager which combined a curiosity of the universe with some of the weirdest analogies ever to grace comics.
|The word "if" carries a lot of water in this one.|
|Check out how many dudes it took to kill Marie Curie.|
|I remember dad before we turned him into pencils.|
|So, wait, I need a telescope to see another planet's moons? Run me through that again.|
Factual inserts like the above have fallen out of favor in contemporary comics, being as they are perceived to be "for kids." Unlike comics which haven't expressly been for kids in decades, despite the fact that they are explicitly at least for wildly immature adults. Personally, I like these kinds of featurettes now that I'm old and no longer have to worry about things like "making something of my life" and "choosing a career path." It's really low-pressure to learn about sugar yield in beets now, when during my childhood expressing that fact would've gotten me locked into a food chemistry pallet at college. Phew, bullet dodged!
|And that's what Jesus really meant.|