Category Archives: What If? Rejects

What If? Rejects #8.1: I Am Not a Doctor

Previous post in this series: Nuke It From Orbit! Next post in this series: The Little Shop of Horrors Q: A toxin blocks the ability of the nephron tubule reabsorption but does not affect filtration. What are the possible short-term … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #7.3: Nuke It From Orbit!

It’s the only way to be sure. Previous post in this series: Kisses Next post in this series: I Am Not a Doctor Note: I wrote this post well before the current crisis in North Korea, but this is where … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #7.2: Kisses

Previous post in this series: Thor’s Hammer Next post in this series: Nuke it from Orbit! Q: If you saved a whole life’s worth of kissing and used all of that suction on one single kiss, how much suction force … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #7.1: Thor’s Hammer

Previous post in this series: Chainsaws Next post in this series: Kisses Q: In Thor, the main character is at one point spinning his hammer so fast that he creates a strong tornado. Would this be possible in real life? … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #6.2: Chainsaws

Previous post in this series: A Well-Balanced Meal What If? bonus: How Many Seconds in Eternity Next post in this series: Thor’s Hammer Q: What temperature would a chainsaw (or other cutting implement) need to be at to instantly cauterize … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #6.1: A Well-Balanced Meal, Part 4

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Next post in this series: Chainsaws. I want to finish up my discussion of the nutritional content of the human body, as per Randall Munroe’s What If? This post doesn’t really have … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #6.1: A Well-Balanced Meal, Part 3

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Two years ago, I began a series of posts based on Randall Munroe’s book, What If? The What If? book and website are described as “serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions.” … Continue reading

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How Many Seconds in Eternity?

There’s this wall of pure Azbantium. It’s 400 times harder than diamond and 20 feet thick. Once every few days*, the Doctor comes and punches it a few times. And when the Doctor punches his way all the way through … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #6.1: A Well-Balanced Meal, Part 2

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. In Randall Munroe’s What If?, one of the most complex questions that he declines to answer is the following: What is the total nutritional value (calories, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc.) of the … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #6.1: A Well-Balanced Meal, Part 1

Previous post in this series: Cutting the Cheese Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. What If? bonus: How Many Seconds in Eternity? Q: What is the total nutritional value (calories, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc.) of the average human … Continue reading

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