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No. 180: Making xkcd Slightly More Suspenseful

Making xkcd Slightly More Suspenseful

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Strip by: Redgreen

‚Äč{Person with a pony tail runs up to another person, who subsequently points off-panel where there are presumably scientists.}
Ponytail: Jelly beans cause acne!
Another: Scientists! Investigate!
Scientists: But we're playing Minecraft!
Scientists: ... Fine.
{Two scientists. One has safety goggles, the other has a sheet of notes.}
Goggles: We found no link between jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
{Back to the original two.}
Another: That settles that.
Ponytail: I hear it's only a certain color that causes it.
Another: Scientists!
Scientists: But Miiiinecraft!
{20 near identical small panels follow, 4 rows 5 columns.}
Goggles: We found no link between purple jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between brown jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between pink jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between blue jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between teal jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between salmon jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between red jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between turquoise jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between magenta jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between yellow jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between grey jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between tan jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between cyan jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between orange jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between yellow jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between beige jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between lilac jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between black jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found no link between peach jelly beans and acne (p > 0.05).
Goggles: We found a link between green jelly beans and acne (p < 0.05).
Off-panel: WHOA!
{Newspaper front page.}
NEWS
Green Jelly Beans Linked To Acne!
95% Confidence
{There is a picture of 3 green jelly beans.}
Only 5% chance of coincidence!
Scientists...

The author writes:

I know that this was meant to be funny, but I decided to give this comic a little bit of suspense (as well as make the scientists more prone to immediately publishing any discoveries they find).

Original xkcd: "Significant".