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What If? Rejects #9.1: Tidal Waves

Previous post in this series: The Little Shop of Horrors Next post in this series: Everyone Knows It’s Slinky Q: Could you survive a tidal wave by submerging yourself in an in-ground pool? Randall’s response: A chart demonstrating that this … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #8.2: The Little Shop of Horrors

Previous post in this series: I Am Not a (Medical) Doctor Next post in this series: Tidal Waves Q: If a Venus fly trap could eat a person, about how long would it take for the human to be fully … Continue reading

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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 #2.1: Antimatter

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 reactor when it was melting down stop the meltdown? Randall’s response: “A. … Continue reading

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