What If?


I just finished reading ‘What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions’ by Randall Munroe. If you don’t know the author’s name, he is also the creator of the XKCD comics. Hubby recommended it, he loves XKCD comics, and usually understand what this guy is talking about! Munroe was a former NASA roboticist, and decided to get into the art of creating intelligent cartoons. At the risk of sounding like a dummy, I usually don’t get half of the things he writes. However, he is very good at explaining complex ideas, so it was pretty amusing!
On some breaks in between chapters he has a segment called ‘Weird (and Worrying) Questions from the What If inbox’. All of the chapters are scientific if somewhat accurate answers to crazy questions people would ask him. But the in between segments are hilarious! One question is how much would a person have to cry before dying from dehydration. His answer is just, ‘Everything Ok Buddy?’
He has a great sense of humor, and definitely enough scientific knowledge to back up his answers.
I would recommend this book! However, it really gets your brain going, so maybe not right before bed!
(And in case you were wondering, that is a t-rex being lowered into the Sarlacc pit on the cover, but he doesn’t actually talk about it…it’s a pity)


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