What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe

Summary: What If is an instant favourite for me. Funny, full of interesting stuff.

Score: 100 / 100

What if Randall wrote a sequel? That would be great! Rigorous and entertaining at the same time. If you like xkcd, you will love this book. If you don’t like xkcd, you should. :)

Clippings from Kindle

burning selenium “can make sulfur smell like Chanel.” (Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 03:37 PM, page 757-58)

the great drug research blog In the Pipeline. (Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 07:52 PM, page 827-28)

2007 book The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman, (Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 09:37 AM, page 1099-1100)

A Planet of Viruses, author Carl Zimmer (Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 PM, page 1996-97)

Blood is denser than flesh, (Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 08:45 AM, page 4580)

first published: 2015-02-25
last modified: 2023-01-21