Category Archives: What If? Rejects

What If? Rejects #6.2: Chainsaws

Previous post in this series: A Well-Balanced Meal Q: What temperature would a chainsaw (or other cutting implement) need to be at to instantly cauterize any injuries inflicted with it? Randall’s response: A woman with a chainsaw and a campfire … Continue reading

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

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 any new information. I just wanted to compile what I already wrote into one … Continue reading

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

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.” However, there were some questions that were too … 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

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 average human body? Since he didn’t answer, I … 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 Q: What is the total nutritional value (calories, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc.) of the average human body? Randall’s response: Black Hat Guy [a character who plays evil pranks] says, “…I need to … Continue reading

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What If? Follow-up: Can a Wire Cut a Person in Half?

In my last post, I determined that it is not possible for a human being to be cut in half by running into a cheese-cutting wire that is stretched across a road. The wire will break long before the human … Continue reading

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