!Listed Trivia:
* AuthorPhobia: Randall's alleged fear of velociraptors, PlayedForLaughs.
* ColbertBump: Courtesy of [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/08/19/xkcd_and_exoplanets_randall_munroe_names_names.html Slate]]. Boingboing linking to the "sudo" strip is what really made the comic popular.
* CreatorBreakdown: In 2010 Munroe discovered that his fiancee has cancer. Coincidentally, [[http://xkcd.com/1048/ quite a few comics]] he wrote afterward touch on the subject.
* {{Defictionalization}} -- wetriffs.com, mentioned in [[http://xkcd.com/305/ a spoof of]] RuleThirtyFour, [[http://wetriffs.com is now a real thing]]. Granted, not terribly detailed.
* GatewaySeries: For webcomics in general.
* LifeImitatesArt: It's happened a few times.
** After the strip [[http://xkcd.com/481/ proposed a virus]] that forces Website/YouTube users to listen to their comment read back to them by a computerized voice before they can post it, Website/YouTube implemented an auto-reader feature into the site. It eventually was removed.
** The day after [[http://xkcd.com/541/ this strip]] ran, claiming that Randall has been banned from a number of conferences for making stupid presentations, including [=PyCon=], the [=PyCon=] blog jokingly [[http://pycon.blogspot.com/2009/02/randall-munroe.html confirmed that he was indeed banned]].
* MutuallyFictional: A really subtle one with QuestionableContent and Webcomic/{{xkcd}}. Marigold wears an xkcd shirt [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1625 here]], and [[http://xkcd.com/574/ this]] xkcd comic shows one of Hannelore's Twitter posts.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: Randall has a background in [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/5/ robotics]].
* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Explain XKCD]]
** Now there's even [[http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/ a wiki]] exclusively dealing with [[http://xkcd.com/1190 Time]].

!Miscellaneous trivia and information
* [[http://xkcd.com/954/ 954: Chin-Up Bar]] takes place on a 70-meter long escalator, described as the "longest in the country" -- this appears to be a reference to the escalator at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheaton_(WMATA_station) Wheaton Metro Station]] in the Washington, DC Metro system. At the time of publishing (September 2011), this was, in fact, the longest single-span escalator in the Western hemisphere.

!''xkcd'' is the TropeNamer for:
* AsbestosFreeCereal (coined in [[http://xkcd.com/641/ "Free"]])
* BrowserNarcotic (coined in [[http://www.xkcd.com/609/ "Tab Explosion"]])
* KnowYourVines (coined in [[http://xkcd.com/443/ "Know Your Vines"]])

![[ImageSource TV Tropes pages illustrated]] by ''xkcd'' comics (links to the comics included)
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* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome ([[http://xkcd.com/523/ comic]])
* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder ([[http://xkcd.com/57/ comic]])
* AggressiveCategorism ([[http://xkcd.com/385/ comic]])
* AltText ([[http://xkcd.com/702/ comic]])
* AnimalAthleteLoophole ([[http://www.xkcd.com/115/ comic]])
* ArtisticLicenseStatistics ([[http://xkcd.com/605/ comic]])
* AsbestosFreeCereal ([[http://xkcd.com/641/ comic]])
* BabyFactory ([[http://xkcd.com/387/ comic]])
* BeatPanel ([[http://xkcd.com/141/ comic]])
* BrickJoke ([[http://xkcd.com/475/ com]][[http://xkcd.com/939/ ics]])
* CantUnHearIt ([[http://xkcd.com/462/ comic]])
* ColdBloodedTorture ([[http://xkcd.com/633/ comic]])
* CorrectionBait ([[http://xkcd.com/326/ comic]])
* CountingBullets ([[http://xkcd.com/692/ Comic]])
* CueOClock ([[http://xkcd.com/73/ comic]])
* CutenessProximity ([[http://xkcd.com/231/ comic]])
* DevilButNoGod ([[https://xkcd.com/370/ comic]])
* DreamApocalypse ([[http://xkcd.com/390/ comic]])
* DyingAlone ([[http://xkcd.com/695/ comic]])
* EditWar ([[http://xkcd.com/386/ comic]])
* ExpospeakGag ([[http://xkcd.com/444/ comic]])
* FakeOutOpening ([[http://xkcd.com/734/ comic]])
* {{Fancruft}} ([[http://xkcd.com/446/ comic]])
* FanonDiscontinuity ([[http://xkcd.com/566/ comic]])
* FightScene ([[http://xkcd.com/311/ comic]])
* FootnoteFever ([[http://xkcd.com/1208/ comic]])
* FourPointScale ([[http://xkcd.com/1098/ comic]])
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes ([[http://xkcd.com/751/ comic]])
* {{Gaslighting}} ([[http://xkcd.com/666/ comic]])
* {{Geek}} ([[http://xkcd.com/747/ comic]])
* GenderNeutralWriting ([[http://xkcd.com/145/ comic]])
* GoldenMeanFallacy ([[http://xkcd.com/690/ comic]])
* GPSEvidence ([[http://xkcd.com/683/ comic]])
* GratuitousIambicPentameter ([[http://xkcd.com/79/ comic]])
* HostageSpiritLink ([[http://xkcd.com/53/ comic]])
* IKnowYoureWatchingMe ([[http://xkcd.com/525/ comic]])
* {{Imageboards}} ([[http://xkcd.com/495/ comic]])
* ImageLinksWiki ([[http://xkcd.com/512/ comic]])
* InvisibleAliens ([[http://xkcd.com/638/ comic]])
* KnowYourVines ([[http://xkcd.com/443/ comic]])
* LamePunReaction ([[http://xkcd.com/282/ comic]])
* LaymansTerms ([[http://xkcd.com/722/ comic]])
* LongDistanceRelationship ([[http://xkcd.com/352/ comic]])
* MagicVersusScience ([[http://xkcd.com/373/ comic]])
* {{Metaphorgotten}} ([[http://xkcd.com/1120/ comic]])
* MutuallyFictional ([[http://xkcd.com/372/ comic]])
* NarniaTime ([[http://xkcd.com/821/ comic]])
* NoMereWindmill ([[http://xkcd.com/556/ comic]])
* NoYouHangUpFirst ([[http://xkcd.com/698/ comic]])
* OrphanedEtymology ([[http://xkcd.com/890/ comic]])
* ParkingPayback ([[http://xkcd.com/562 comic]])
* PartingWordsRegret ([[http://xkcd.com/791 comic]])
* PopCulturalOsmosis ([[http://xkcd.com/197/ comic]])
* ReadTheFreakingManual ([[http://www.xkcd.com/293/ comic]])
* RealityIsUnrealistic ([[http://xkcd.com/331/ comic]])
* RealJokeName ([[http://xkcd.com/327/ comic]])
* RecoilBoost ([[http://what-if.xkcd.com/21/ What If?]])
* RedPillBluePill ([[http://xkcd.com/566/ comic]])
* RightThroughTheWall ([[http://xkcd.com/316/ comic]])
* RulesLawyer ([[http://xkcd.com/393/ comic]])
* ScienceAtTheSpeedOfPlot ([[http://xkcd.com/683/ comic]])
* ScienceIsWrong ([[http://xkcd.com/298/ comic]])
* ShapedLikeItself ([[http://xkcd.com/688/ comic]])
* SingleIssueWonk ([[http://xkcd.com/1108/ comic]])
* DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible ([[http://xkcd.com/653/ comic]])
* SoWhatDoWeDoNow ([[http://xkcd.com/693/ comic]])
* SummonEverymanHero ([[http://xkcd.com/693/ comic]])
* TaughtByExperience ([[http://xkcd.com/242/ comic]])
* Trivia.{{Math}} ([[http://xkcd.com/804/ comic]])
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ([[http://www.xkcd.com/609/ comic]])
* TwiceShy ([[http://xkcd.com/817/ comic]])
* UnusualDysphemism ([[http://xkcd.com/168/ comic]])
* UnwinnableJokeGame ([[http://xkcd.com/724/ comic]])
* UpToOrMore ([[http://xkcd.com/870/ comic]])
* Webcomic.{{XKCD}} (natch) ([[http://xkcd.com/303/ comic]])
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove ([[http://xkcd.com/55/ comic]])
* WikiWalk ([[http://xkcd.com/214/ comic]])
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe ([[http://xkcd.com/593/ comic]])
* YouAnsweredYourOwnQuestion ([[http://www.xkcd.com/852/ comic]])
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