And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara

And Then You're Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara Author Cody Cassidy
ISBN-10 0143108441
ISBN-13 9780143108443
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish cartoonish and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China Paul Doherty senior staff scientist at San Franciscos famed Exploratorium Museum and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios offering insights into physics astronomy anatomy and more along the way Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply Answer Yes Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery Your foot and body weight provide the pressure The gel provides the humor and resulting head trauma Can you die by shaking someones hand Answer Yes Thats because due to atomic repulsion youve never actually touched another persons hand If you could the results would be as disastrous as a medium sized hydrogen bomb If you were Cookie Monster just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting Answer Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies or around four liters If you eat or drink more than that youre approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach and then youd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street

Passing Strange

Passing Strange Author Ellen Klages
ISBN-10 9780765389510
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 155