What If?

What If? Summary

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.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans’ strangest questions. 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. 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.

Book Reviews





What if?5 star

Epic just epic55

Kuba Kurek

Awesome book5 star

A lot of info on weird stuff and a lot of humor too.55


Awesome5 star

It's really great book55

lol by diamond

Dis book is not good5 star

Idk why but this book is not good55


Thank u.5 star

Dude, I hope you read this. A most excellent book.55

Frank butter nubs

People say the title is misleading5 star

It's called what if and it says hypothetical questions.... So why would you say it's un realistic?55


The best book5 star

This book taught me a bunch of random stuff and I'm happy for it. Thanks Randall.55


Wot if5 star

Your legs didn't know they were legs. Can you survive off of hope? Wot if your dick was gay?55


Pretty Bad1 star

I was really excited when I bought this book, but the more I read into it and each chapter I read just got worse and worse. It just goes on and on talking about stupid questions that no one really cares about. Almost nothing in this book is doable, so why would anyone want to know the answers to things that can never be done. Big waste of time and money.15

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