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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe

Though I was expecting a bit more humor from this than I got, the amount of times my mum asked what I was laughing at this time while I was reading this obviously shows that that I was amused. (Though this is by no means a feat. I am easily amused.) However, humor aside, I loved reading the serious answers to these silly questions. They were, for the most part, so incredibly interesting, when they didn't go right over my head. Of course, Randall could have been making nearly all of it up and I wouldn't have known. And I did like feeling just a little smarter after each Q and A.
I especially liked that he would start out with an super complex answer and then dumb it down for us noobs. Also, that, much like Mythbusters, he wouldn't stop till he'd gone to the most extreme conditions to make a situation happen, if it was possible even by the most extreme conditions. (That hairdryer, yo.) My fave bits were the Weird and Worrying Questions From The Inbox. Here's my contribution to that section: How many mind-controlled naked mole rats would you need to take over the world?

I need to know by Friday.

Also, I am heartily disappointed that a question corresponding to the illustration on the cover was not included in the book. Mis-leading, that is.