XKCD's What If: "Dear Abby for Mad Scientists" in book form

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2014/09/02/xkcds-what-if-dear-abby-f.html
The book-length version of Randall “XKCD” Munroe’s brilliant What-If? column – which features scientifically rigorous, utterly absurd answers to ridiculous hypotheticals – has been on the bestseller lists since it was announced in March. Today, it hits shelves and: It. Is. A. <blink>Triumph</blink>.


BTW, if anyone else has signed up for Amazon’s “Kindle Unlimited” service, it is nice to see that this book is included. Which is a pleasant surprise, because much like with video-streaming services, most things available tend not to be new releases.

"Munroe – a former NASA roboticist who trained as a physicist – "
Ooohh, makes more sense: I thought his google-fu was just super-strong…

“Assuming a perfectly spherical frictionless cow…”

Just got ours last night. I’m so excited. My 8 year old son and I will enjoy this immensely.

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