Imagine if there was a basketball-court size drain-plug at the bottom of the ocean. What if we pulled the plug suddenly? Would a giant whirlpool suck everything down to the bottom? Would jellyfish, whales, and other sea creatures freefall suddenly to the floor? How would the “big drain” affect the Earth’s inhabitants? Temperature? The climate?
Over the past four years, the hugely popular web series What If has gained more than 25 million followers by answering a wide range of incredible hypothetical questions just like this! Now, with the new What If 100 book, science enthusiasts around the world can explore the top 100 episodes of the award-winning series in even greater depth and detail.
With the oceans drained suddenly, every boat, vessel, and swimmer, would be in for a rude awakening. And that’s just the beginning. Without any water to cool the Earth, things would heat up quickly!
What If We Drained the Oceans? is merely one of a 100 different hypothetical, science-related questions discussed in the new book. Some other fascinating queries include: What if we could open a portal into a parallel universe? What if plastic was never invented? What if aliens arrived tomorrow? What if all the world’s ice melted? And many more.
The What If 100 book is specifically designed to get people excited about science and to encourage creative new ways of thinking about 21st century problems. It also happens to be loaded with tons of cool facts you can use to impress your friends, and it features a foreword from renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the science-lover in your life, you just found it! Digital and hardcover versions of What If 100 are available now.