Have you ever wondered …
… what would happen if everyone in the world gathered in one spot, then jumped?
… just how fast you could take a speed bump without dying?
… what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning?
Join some non-scientist nerdy librarians for an Armchair Science Group Read and find out! We will meet on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm to discuss What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe.
Mentioned in the text:
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (2007)
Life After People (2008 tv series)
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food by Jeff Potter
X-Plane flight simulator (demo available; requires download)
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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly & Zach Weinersmith
The Matchbox that Ate a Forty-Ton Truck: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe by Marcus Chown (Alternate title: We Need to Talk About Kelvin)