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Virtual Author Talks: What if?

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/31/2023
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book "What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions".

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyoneís freezer door at the same time? Maybe itís time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readersí questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randallís signature stick-figure comics, What if? 2 provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.
   Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Location: Zoom
Contact: Heather Rhoads
Contact Number: 419-434-1480
Link: REGISTER HERE!