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09/30 - One Book a Day - What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Oct 01 2020 by readling 124 views

Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. This festival is mostly observed in American schools. If you want to grow intelligent and bright enough in this dark world, then learn to ask questions, even the stupid ones. If you have some stupid questions, you may find answers in today's recommended book - What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe.

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"They say there are no stupid questions. That’s obviously wrong; I think my question about hard and soft things, for example, is pretty stupid. But it turns out that trying to thoroughly answer a stupid question can take you to some pretty interesting places."

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

In this book, you will find the the most entertainingly scientific and extraordinarily hilarious comics you've ever read. And what is more wonderful about this book is that the answers are explained with scientific reasoning. You might not be able to fully comprehend all the answers considering this book was written by a past NASA employee and physics graduate, but surely you will be amused by the author's occasionally witty sense of humor. A sample question and the answer: "What if everyone in Great Britain went to one of the coasts and started paddling? Could they move the island at all?" "NO. WAIT, MAYBE WE NEED TO DISCONNECT THE CHUNNEL FIRST." If you love science, or just like asking seemingly stupid questions for fun, or both - this book is for you.

Stupid questions make you Smart!