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What If?:Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe

Besides being filled with stick figure cartoons, Randall Munroe's mega-popular "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, language, and love", xkcd, features a section entitled What If? where people write in hypothetical questions which Munroe attempts to answer, based on scientific principles. Not surprisingly most end with the destruction of mankind, the universe, or other equally undesirable outcomes. Favorite scenarios, along with some new ones, have been gathered for this book which is sure to appeal to offbeat humor and the curiously quirky.