What if? 2 : additional serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe.

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  • Author(s): Munroe, Randall, author
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
  • Publication Date:
    2022
  • Physical Description:
    pages cm.
  • Series:
    What If? series; bk. 2
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Availability: 1 Holdings
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of What If? and How To provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone's freezer door at the same time? Maybe it's time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist. Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers' questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances. Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall's signature stick-figure comics, What If? 2 is sure to be another instant classic adored by inquisitive readers of all ages"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      $t Soupiter -- $t Helicopter ride -- $t Dangerously cold -- $t Ironic vaporization -- $t Cosmic road trip -- $t Pigeon chair -- $t T. Rex calories -- $t Geyser -- $t Pew, pew, pew -- $t Reading every book -- $t Banana church -- $t Catch! -- $t Lose weight the slow and incredibly difficult way -- $t Paint the Earth -- $t Jupiter comes to town -- $t Star sand -- $t Swing set -- $t Airliner catapult -- $t Slow dinosaur apocalypse -- $t Elemental worlds -- $t One-second day -- $t Billion-story building -- $t $$2 undecillion lawsuit -- $t Star ownership -- $t Tire rubber -- $t Plastic dinosaurs -- $t Suction aquarium -- $t Earth eye -- $t Build Rome in a day -- $t Mariana Trench tube -- $t Expensive shoebox -- $t MRI compass -- $t Ancestor fraction -- $t Bird car -- $t No-rules NASCAR -- $t Vacuum tube smartphone -- $t Laser umbrella -- $t Eat a cloud -- $t Tall sunsets -- $t Lava lamp -- $t Sisyphean refrigerators -- $t Blood alcohol -- $t Basketball Earth -- $t Spiders vs. the Sun -- $t Inhale a person -- $t Candy Crush lightning -- $t Toasty warm -- $t Proton Earth, Electron Moon -- $t Eyeball -- $t Japan runs an errand -- $t Fire from moonlight -- $t Read all the laws -- $t Saliva pool -- $t Snowball -- $t Niagara straw -- $t Walking backward in time -- $t Ammonia tube -- $t Earth-Moon fire pole -- $t Global snow -- $t Dog overload -- $t Into the Sun -- $t Sunscreen -- $t Walking on the Sun -- $t Lemon drops and gumdrops.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780525537113
    • Accession Number:
      2022001225
    • Accession Number:
      tas.233614