mxmerz + what-if   12

Tech’s Favorite Cartoonist Enters Mainstream Publishing - NYTimes.com
"Are you coming to bed?"
"I can't. This is important."
"What?"
"There's an article about xkcd."
xkcd  what-if  from twitter_favs
march 2014 by mxmerz
Drain the Oceans
How quickly would the ocean's drain if a circular portal 10 meters in radius leading into space was created at the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the ocean? How would the Earth change as the water is being drained?
–Ted M.
xkcd  what-if  maps 
july 2013 by mxmerz
Hair Dryer
"What would happen if a hair dryer with continuous power was turned on and put in an airtight 1x1x1 meter box?

"
fön  xkcd  what-if 
march 2013 by mxmerz
Interplanetary Cessna
But I've never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
xkcd  what-if  cessna  airplane  solar-system  planets  planeten  sonnensystem 
january 2013 by mxmerz
Spent Fuel Pool
But just to be sure, I got in touch with a friend of mine who works at a research reactor, and asked him what he thought would happen to you if you tried to swim in their radiation containment pool.
“In our reactor?” He thought about it for a moment. “You’d die pretty quickly, before reaching the water, from gunshot wounds.”
reactor  xkcd  what-if  nuclear-reactor  atomkraftwerk  wasser  radioaktivität 
january 2013 by mxmerz
Machine Gun Jetpack
"Then we went bigger." - Bei so Sätzen bekomme ich immer so ein Kribbeln und will "BOAHAHAHA, goooill!" rufen.
xkcd  what-if  randall-munroe  russia  cold-war  gau-8-avenger  blog-todo 
november 2012 by mxmerz

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