Even though we can’t feel it, the Earth is spinning below our feet. In fact, our planet is rotating at roughly 1,000 miles per hour. The Earth’s rotation affects coastal currents, winds, temperatures, day and night cycles — it’s pretty vital to our existence. So, what would happen if we hit the brakes and stopped Earth from spinning suddenly? Would time stop? Would the world end?
Since 2017, the science web series What If has amassed 25 million followers asking and answering this and other amazing hypothetical questions about our world. Now, fans of the show can dig deeper and learn even more about the award-winning series with the What If 100 book!
As it turns out, if the Earth were to stop spinning suddenly, it would be a lot like a car accident — the planet would remain still, but everything on it would continue moving at 1,000 miles per hour.
What If Earth Suddenly Stopped Spinning? is just one of 100 different questions carefully analyzed and answered in What If 100. Other captivating hypotheticals include: What if all the world’s ice melted? What if we could open a portal into a parallel universe? What if plastic was never invented? What if we terraformed the moon? What if aliens arrived tomorrow? And more!
What If 100 is an engaging book that explores the limits of science and the human imagination. Designed to excite and educate, What If 100 encourages readers to think outside of the box when it comes to solving modern problems.
Packed chock full of cool facts you can use to impress family and friends, What If 100 includes a foreword from acclaimed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. A curiously addictive book for both science lovers and lay-people alike, What If 100 is available now in both digital and hardcover versions.