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Elon-gated Man

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: Little known fact: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is a wizard
T-Rex: at MATHEMATICS.
T-Rex: He helped develop a useful variant of the multiplicative two-sided Laplace transform.
Utahraptor: Wow! Does it have any practical uses?
T-Rex: Yes! It's used for yield prediction in cantaloupe farming.
Utahraptor: Neat! What's this integral transform called?
T-Rex: The Musk-Mellin transform.
T-Rex: Also used for honeydews.

The author writes:

He also invented musk sticks. Which are my go-to food item for grossing out Americans - even moreso than Vegemite. I've seen Americans who have taken to Vegemite, but I've never seen a single one who could handle a musk stick. Last time I visited the US I took some, and offered them around to people I'd newly met. One guy proudly boasted he'd try anything... and ended up running to the kitchen to spit it out.