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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 #2.1: Antimatter

Previous post in this series: Fire. Next post in this series: Tears. It’s time for the third entry in my What If? Rejects series—questions too absurd for Randall to answer scientifically. Today’s question: Q: Would dumping anti-matter into the Chernobyl … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #1.2: Fire

Previous post in this series: Teeth. Next post in this series: Antimatter. I am working through the questions in Randall Munroe’s book, What If? that Randall declined to answer. Here is the second one. Q. How many houses are burned … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #1.1: Teeth

Next post in this series: Fire. Randall Munroe’s bestselling book, What If? answers many absurd hypothetical questions with serious scientific answers. However, there are a number of questions that Randall refuses to answer and prints solely for entertainment value. These … Continue reading

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Book Review: What If? by Randall Munroe

Q. What would happen if the Earth and all terrestrial objects suddenly stopped spinning, but the atmosphere retained its velocity? A. Nearly everyone would die. Then things would get interesting. Q. Which US state is actually flown over the most? … Continue reading

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