Remember when you were a kid and you tried to see how far you could dig? With unrivaled wonder and glee and you thought “I could dig to the other side of the world!” Your excitement was likely short-lived and your efforts probably ended in a combination of disappointment, fatigue, and filth. But what if you had succeeded all those years ago? What if you really did tunnel through the earth like a mini Jules Verne? Where would you pop out? Is it even possible?
The talented team at What If has been pondering hypothetical questions like this for the past 4 years and has developed some of the most exciting science videos on the web. Whether you’re already a fan of the online series, or you simply love all things science, now you can enjoy What If’s top 100 most popular episodes in book form!
In What If You Dug a Hole Through the Earth?, the team explains that you would have to bore through more than 1,800 miles of rock and magma to make it to the center. Further, even if you somehow made it to Earth’s inner-core — a white hot ball of solid iron and nickel — you would be weightless.
What If 100 is packed with fascinating information just like this, about some of the world’s most interesting scientific questions.
What If 100 was created specifically to get people excited about science and the world around them. And it’s loaded with awesome hypothetical questions, detailed information, high-def photos, and beautiful illustrations. So, whether you’re looking for an exciting, informative read for yourself, or a thoughtful gift for the science aficionado in your life, your search is over! Digital and hardcover versions of What If 100 are available now.