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No. 668: There was a sound of thunder

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There was a sound of thunder

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Strip by: Colin Foster

T-Rex: The butterfly hypothesis says a butterfly flapping its wings across the world can cause hurricanes.
T-Rex: But why stop there?
T-Rex: What about changing a diaper? Can that cause tornadoes? Or ordering takeout? Can that cause rainstorms?
Utahraptor: That's not the point of the hypothesis!
Utahraptor: The point is that a small change in a system can have massive consequences!
T-Rex: ... I think your boring explanation caused a drought.

The author writes:

As noted in strip 655, I sometimes use a random word generator to come up with ideas for comics. This was the result of "butterfly," because what else are you going to talk about when that comes up?