There could be another you existing in another world somewhere, maybe as far away as a galaxy or maybe right next to your fingertips. Scientists are even trying to work out how to open a door to a new universe at Oak Ridge Laboratory in Tennessee by beaming particles at a wall and seeing when, or if, they pass through. If they do, it means they entered a mirror world right next to ours. So what would happen if we actually could open a portal to a parallel universe?
For the last four years, the folks at What If have been answering wild hypothetical questions like this in some of the coolest science videos on the web, amassing a following of some 25 million people. Now, fans of this award-winning video series will be able to enjoy What If's epic journeys of imagination in a whole new way! Say hello to What If 100, a collection of What If's most popular episodes... in book form!
Pondering the prospects of sending particles to another universe is just the beginning. Other fascinating hypotheticals in What If 100 include: What if the Earth was cut in half? What happens if you don’t leave the bathtub for a week? What if there was no salt in the world? What if you fell into Niagara Falls? What if Earth’s oceans evaporate? And many more!
What If 100 is specifically crafted to get people excited about science and spark creative ways of thinking about the world’s biggest problems. It’s also chock-full of mind-bending facts you can use to impress your friends, and it features a forward from renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the science-lover in your life, look no further! The digital version of What If 100 is currently available now, and the hardcover version is available for pre-order.