Og den er allerede bestilt. “What If?” er Randall Munroe (xkcd)’s blog af videnskabelige svar på absurde spørgsmål. Bogen indeholder ikke kun svar fra bloggen men også yderligere. “What If?” er en af de sjoveste blogs jeg kender og selv fodnoterne er underholdende.
Nogle eksisterende spørgsmål:
What if I jumped out of an airplane with a couple of tanks of helium and one huge, un-inflated balloon? Then, while falling, I release the helium and fill the balloon. How long of a fall would I need in order for the balloon to slow me enough that I could land safely?
How quickly would the ocean’s drain if a circular portal 10 meters in radius leading into space was created at the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the ocean? How would the Earth change as the water is being drained?