What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: • what if i took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? • could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? • What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? • Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements.

His stick-figure drawings about science, dedicated following, and love have an enormous, technology, language, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans’ strangest questions. From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions #ad - Com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What if? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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Riverhead Books #ad - By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. How to is a guide to the third kind of approach.

Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. An instant #1 new york times bestseller   “how to will make you laugh as you learn…With How To, you can't help but appreciate the glorious complexity of our universe and the amazing breadth of humanity's effort to comprehend it.

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems #ad - Full of clever infographics and fun illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day. If you want some lightweight edification, you won't go wrong with How To. Cnet   “how to has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend.

Simone giertz the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, there's a right way, a wrong way, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, a fun-for-all holiday gift, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it.

It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible.

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The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

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Crown Archetype #ad - What was james bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. Total Lie. Complete myth. They change color as a result of different emotional states. Utter fabrication. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! check out the book of genERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years.

How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. Never have; never will. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, wrong, Henry VIII had six wives, wrong, baseball was invented in America, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, and wrong again.

Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were george washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller.

The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong #ad - How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, nature, science, and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background.

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Strange Planet KF8

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Morrow Gift #ad - Strange Planet KF8 #ad - Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle, strange planet is an adorable and profound universe in pink, and purple,  based on the phenomenally popular instagram of the same name!strange planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants, green, including milestones such as:The Emergence DayBeing Gains a SiblingThe Being Family Attains a BeastThe Formal Education of a BeingCelebration of Special DaysBeing Begins a VocationThe Beings at HomeHealth Status of a BeingThe Hobbies of a BeingThe Extended Family of the BeingThe Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet RotateWith dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, blue, this fixed-format e-book offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own.

I feel more attractive. Honestly, you are. It’s the star damage. I crave star damage.

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Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star.

In math with bad drawings, ben orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.

Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality #ad - Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings, " which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity.

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Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the 'What If' in Science, Geography and the Absurd

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Mango Media #ad - Why do we have borders, and why did vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country, aka RealLifeLore. The #1 bestselling trivia collection with bizarre facts to entertain you for hours, from the creator of YouTube’s RealLifeLore.

And why they aren’t. Where can i move to so that i’m never tempted by mcdonald’s again?how far into the pacific does trump’s wall stretch?If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?Why do all empires fail?Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?What makes Finland so great?   When you take the most absurd parts of history, and geography, science, economics, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity.

Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the 'What If' in Science, Geography and the Absurd #ad - In his debut book, pisenti explores the nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Using line drawings, and charts, graphs, Pisenti not only details the absurd—he also provides explanations on why things are .  .  .

Why, you ask? Because someone has to.

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How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives

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Three Rivers Press #ad - It will take courage, but armed with the knowledge within these pages, and it will take hard work, we can make our cats—and America—great again! . Written in a simple q&a format, how to talk to your cat about gun safety answers crucial questions such as, “what is the right age to talk to my cat about the proper use of firearms?” and “What are the benefits of my cat living a lifestyle of abstinence?” and especially “Why does my cat need to use the internet? Can’t he just play with yarn like cats used to do?”Our country—and our cats—stand at a precipice.

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives #ad - The cats of america are under siege!  Long gone are the good old days when a cat’s biggest worries were mean dogs or a bath. Modern cats must confront satanists, online predators, the possibility of needing to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and countless other threats to their nine lives.

For over four decades, the american association of Patriots have stood at the vanguard of our country's defense by helping to prepare our nation's cat owners for the difficult conversations they dread having with their pets.

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The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History

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Ten Speed Press #ad - Comedians dave anthony and gareth reynolds cover the weird stories you didn't learn in history class, such as 10-Cent Beer Night, the Jackson Cheese, and the Kentucky Meat Shower, accompanied by full-page illustrations that bring each historical "milestone" to life in full-color.  . The creators of the podcast the dollop present illustrated profiles of the weird, outrageous, NSFW, and downright absurd tales from American history that you weren't taught in school.

The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History #ad - The united states of absurdity presents short, events, and hilarious stories of the most outlandish but true people, informative, and more from United States history.

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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

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Penguin Books #ad - By weaving their own research, the weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, and what is standing in their way. The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization.

Kelly weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. To this end, from programmable matter to augmented reality, you know, from space elevators to robotic construction, to show us the amazing world we will have, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, soonish.

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything #ad - Soonish is the perfect gift for science lovers for the holidays! The instant new york times bestseller!a wall street journal best science book of the year!a popular science best science book of the year! from a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing   What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up? In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr.

A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered. New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea.

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Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence Does It Fart Series Book 1

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Hachette Books #ad - The internet did not disappoint. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don't fart, what it's made of, and if they do, how much, how often, what it smells like, and why. I do it. Does it fart? fills that void: a fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals in more detail than you ever knew you needed.

Herrings do it to communicate with each other. Dinosaurs did it. Millipedes do it. From the scientist duo behind true or Poo?, fully illustrated, their original New York Times bestselling sensation--a scientifically precise, utterly hilarious guide to animal flatulence. Dogs do it. Birds don't do it, but they could if they wanted to.

Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence Does It Fart Series Book 1 #ad - What do hyena farts smell especially bad? what is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? And what is a fart, really? Pairing hilarious illustrations with surprisingly detailed scientific explanations, Does it Fart? will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come.

In 2017 zoologist dani rabaiotti's teenage brother asked her a most teenaged question: Do snakes fart? Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. Spiders might do it: more research is needed. You do it. Octopuses don't and nor do octopi.

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