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  • Length: 321 pages
  • From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic.
  • His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical:
    • What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?
    • Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?
    • What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City?
    • Are fire tornadoes possible?
  • His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements.
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Everyone from kids to adults should read this book!

Memorable, educational and laugh out loud hilarious
Being a huge fan of xkcd I was about to buy without much of a second thought - unfortunately, the reviews for the kindle version are pretty bad, so I think I will pass.
I'd probably spend a lot less time in the bathroom Stick Out Tongue

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Everyone from kids to adults should read this book!

Memorable, educational and laugh out loud hilarious
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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Absolutely fantastic book! I'd highly recommend.
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Being a huge fan of xkcd I was about to buy without much of a second thought - unfortunately, the reviews for the kindle version are pretty bad, so I think I will pass.
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What if SD does not exist?
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Absurdly funny, scientifically in depth, and makes science way cooler than you ever thought it could be.

Q: what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light?
A: the answer turns out to be "a lot of things" and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn't end well for the batter (or the pitcher)....

Q: is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns?
A: I was sort of surprised to find the answer was yes! But to really do it right, you'll want to talk to the Russians....

Q: when (if ever) did the sun finally set on the British Empire?
A: it hasn't. Yet. But only because if a few dozen people living in an area smaller than Disney World....
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I love Randall Munroe and I love this book. Fun and educational, what more could you want?
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I love Randall Munroe and I love this book. Fun and educational, what more could you want?
How about an audiobook version read by Wil Wheaton? That's the way I consumed this book and it was fantastic. Not sure what the discount is on the audiobook since I don't own the kindle version, but there usually is one if you do
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What if SD does not exist?
I'd probably spend a lot less time in the bathroom Stick Out Tongue
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Check your local library for the ebook to read for free. I checked it out here 2 days ago.
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This book should have the subtitle, "How To Destroy The Universe In Multiple, Creative Ways."

It was a fun read.
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Amazing book. I listened to the audio book version read by wil Wheaton twice.
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Check your local library for the ebook to read for free. I checked it out here 2 days ago.
Huh. Thanks for saving me $3 digital credits that'll anyway expire in a month.
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