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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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What If? Rejects #1.2: Fire

I am working through the questions in Randall Munroe’s book, What If? that Randall declined to answer. My first answer, regarding the effects of extreme temperatures on human teeth, may be found here. Now, here is the second one. Q. … Continue reading

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What If? Rejects #1.1: Teeth

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 are the questions that are too … 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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