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By Cody Cassidy

ISBN-10: 0143108441

ISBN-13: 9780143108443

A gleefully grotesque examine the particular technological know-how in the back of the main outlandish, cartoonish, and most unlikely deaths you could imagine
 
What may take place for those who took a swim outdoors a deep-sea submarine donning just a go well with? How lengthy may perhaps you final in the event you stood at the floor of the solar? How a ways might you definitely get in digging a gap to China? Paul Doherty, senior employees scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum, and author Cody Cassidy discover the genuine technological know-how at the back of those and different fantastical situations, supplying insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and extra alongside the way.

Is slipping on a banana peel quite as dangerous for your healthiness as the cartoons imply? Answer: convinced. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be tremendous slippery. Your foot and bodyweight give you the strain. The gel offers the humor (and ensuing head trauma).

Can you die via shaking someone’s hand? Answer: convinced. That’s simply because, as a result of atomic repulsion, you’ve by no means really touched one other person’s hand. for those who might, the implications will be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb.

If you have been Cookie Monster, simply what percentage cookies may possibly you really devour in a single sitting? Answer: such a lot stomachs can delay to sixty cookies, or round 4 liters. should you consume or drink greater than that, you’re drawing close the purpose at which the cookies might holiday during the lesser curvature of your abdominal, after which you’d greater name an ambulance to Sesame Street.

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