What If?

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My current reading the book version of XKCD’s What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. The website and the book is a gold mine for those who’ve always had curious questions they were too embarrassed to ask out loud. Face it, we all have had those.

Take this one:

If you suddenly began rising steadily at one foot per second, how exactly would you die? Would you freeze or suffocate first? Or something else?

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While you can find the answer here, I really enjoyed that Randall Munroe used giraffes to illustrate some points.

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What type of hypothetical question would you ask a scientist? I think mine would probably be: How much bacon could I eat and still live?.

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