# 605: Extrapolating

 Extrapolating Title text: By the third trimester, there will be hundreds of babies inside you.

## Explanation

This comic is a joke about the incorrect application of linear extrapolation. By connecting two points without any context, we can come up with incredibly funny and absurd results. Here, connecting a bride's number of spouses yesterday (zero) and today—her wedding day—(one) can result in a linear extrapolation to hundreds of spouses a year. Cueball presents the accumulation of husbands as though it were a phenomenon beyond the bride's ability to control. Using similar points for pregnancy (yesterday: no babies, today: one), we can get 200+ children inside a single person by the seventh month of pregnancy.

This is another comic in the infrequent My Hobby series.

This particular hobby has later been explored in 1007: Sustainable, 1204: Detail, 1281: Minifigs and 2892: Banana Prices.

## Transcript

My Hobby: Extrapolating
[There is a graph. Time runs along the horizontal axis; Number of Husbands on the vertical graph. Yesterday and today are labeled in time, 0 and 1 in number of husbands. Points are plotted with 0 at yesterday, 1 at today. A straight line is fitted through them.]
[Cueball is holding a pointer to the graph, and looking at Megan wearing a bridal train and veil.]
Cueball: As you can see, by late next month you'll have over four dozen husbands.
Cueball: Better get a bulk rate on wedding cake.