History is filled with famous stories about people who were supposedly swallowed by whales and somehow lived to tell the tale. The biblical prophet Jonah is the first and most famous. Even modern day stories emerge in which people claim that it happened to them. But is there any possible way these stories are true? What would happen if you really were swallowed by a whale?
As crazy as hypothetical questions like this may sound, they can actually be a really fun and engaging way to learn about real science. And for the last four years, the folks at What If have been asking just these sorts of questions in an effort to create the coolest science videos on the web. Now, What If is taking their 100 most popular videos and turning them into a book called What If 100, so their 25 million followers can enjoy these epic journeys of imagination in a whole new way.
Of course, What If You Were Swallowed By A Whale? is just one of 100 fun and informative hypothetical questions addressed in the new What If 100 book. Other fascinating hypotheticals include: What if we terraformed the moon? What if plastic was never invented? What if an asteroid hit the earth? What if we killed all mosquitoes? What if you were the last person on earth? What if we discovered alien life? And so 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 forward 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! The digital version of What If 100 is currently available now, and the hardcover version is available for pre-order.