For the past two years Randall Munroe, creator of the comic xkcd, has been answering outlandish hypothetical questions on his science blog, What If? Today Munroe announced that he is compiling the best of the blog into a book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. The book will feature his favorite posts from the blog as well as never before published questions. What If? will be released on September 2, 2014 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
As I’ve sifted through the letters submitted to What If every week, I’ve occasionally set aside particularly neat questions that I wanted to spend a little more time on. This book features my answers to those questions, along with revised and updated versions of some of my favorite articles from the site. (I’m also including my personal list of the weirdest questions people have submitted.)
images by xkcd