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What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Qu... by Randall Munroe
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Feb 10, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: read-2016

Loved it! Randall Munroe's fantastic humour and methodical explanations of why, for example, it would be a bad idea to touch a bullet with the same density as a neuron star, or how the Netherlands will come to take over the world once the seas drain through a portal in the Mariana trench (and how Mars will look when the water is transported there), are a joy to read. Even if you're not a science geek you should be able to enjoy every single question and answer in this book.
Minus one star for some unedited and completely unnecessary grammatical errors.
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Reading Progress

February 10, 2016 – Started Reading
February 10, 2016 – Shelved
February 11, 2016 –
page 28
9.21% ""A 1-watt laser is an extremely dangerous thing. It's not just powerful enough to blind you - it's capable of burning skin and setting things on fire. Obviously, they're not legal for consumer purchase in the US. Just kidding! You can pick one up for $300." This both frustrates and intrigues me. USA, everyone! Oh, I love the book so far."
February 16, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 17, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016

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