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How To by Randall MunroeAsked and answered in this book include How to keep your house from moving How to The Wedding Redux power your house on Mars in case you forget to do the above How to jump really higherhaps you need to get to Mars because your house has movedIn the beginning I found the book entertaining but uickly tired of the silliness The mathematical euations used to explain the how tos were over my head and the uestions so far out there that even though the science still applies I found it hard to stay interested Half way through the book I found myself skimming and that s never a good sign Still I continued on and found some amusing and interesting Rolling Thunder parts Some Not many It wasn t a total waste of time reading this book but I don t think I ll be signing up for the author s other books any time soon Others might enjoy it than I did It s certainly good for some laughs they just got farther and farther in between for meBTW if you want to stopeople knocking on your door you don t need to do anything as drastic as building a lava moat around it Simply move your house to Mars and wah lah Problem solved You re welcome So much about author Randall Munroe can be explained by a uote from this bookI really love that we can ask Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? physics ridiculous uestions like What kind of gas mileage would my house get on the highway andhysics has to answer usMost of the rest can be illuminated by his approach to most topics in this book Tongue firmly lanted in cheek and nerd flag raised roudly high Frankly I have no idea why it s taken this long for the creator OF THE BRILLIANT XKCD COMIC TO the brilliant xkcd comic to us the winning strategy in football as Randall Informs Us Neither The FIFA us neither the FIFA NFL rules say anything about the use of cavalryIllustrated throughout in Randall s brilliant style and hilariously footnoted this is an excellent fun science book Maybe not uite as brilliant as What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical uestions but still a great read 355 stars This book is so interesting and entertainingly funny lol Randall Munroe is someone you hope to meet at a Bootie and the Beast party and get to laugh at his jokes while at the same time he teaches you things XDReally odd random uestionsroviding scientific answers You learn some random scientific facts along the way They re uestions you d never ask but once you hear it you want to know the answer Some of the uestions are kinda boring lol but overall this book is entertaining and interestingHow to land a lane was robably the funniest one where he uestions the first Canadian astronaut to land on the moonHow to lay the iano was The Art of Mary Beth Edelson pretty interesting because he talks about sound and how humans and animals hear certain wavelengths How to take a selfie XD Because of cameraerspectives Randall gives the example of taking a icture of the giant moon in the sky being tiny in the ictureHow to accurately hit a drone lmao he actually called upon Serena Williams to see how many shots it would take to hit the drone with a tennis ball 3 lolHow to Dispose of this Book was the last one lol. Apour using tectonic Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle or launching it into the sunBy exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers As he did so brilliantly in What If he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of theossible Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations How To is a delightfully mind bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day. Many thanks to Brooke at Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewSo How To I didn t love it but I me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewSo How To I didn t love it but I t hate it I ainfully choose to give this 35 stars I am honestly as shocked as the rest of you There were uite a few things I loved and uite a few things I didn t I d like to get the negative out of the way so here we go For starters this book is not What If I know you re Puta probably thinking Yeah no sht I foolishly expected this to be like What If The title should have given it away How To tells the reader how toerform normal tasks in not at all normal ways What If asks and answers absurd uestions like Can you make a jetpack out of machine guns This book on it s own was decent but compared to What If it all falls apart How To didn t have nearly as much absurdity as What If It also excluded the community aspect While What If answered uestions submitted from the internet How To did not eliminating the ersonal and outrageous feel Also this book wasn t as fun because as I said it was much too down to earth We want weirdness We want craziness WE WANT RAVIOLI See that sentence is weird and fun Or maybe it isn t and I m just being weird How To was still decently silly but not as much as What If That said this book still had the classic humor and dry wit of Randall Munroe The doodles and drawings were creative hilarious and fun Also I love Will Wheaton the narrator of the audio He s one of my favorite narrators Overall this book was objectively a good book but compared to the masterpiece that is What If it fell flat even with the funnish arts Bottom Line3 StarsAge Rating PG Content ScreeningCover 55 Characters Plot Audio 45 Publication Date September 4th 2019Publisher RiverheadGenre ScienceHumorand now back down to three I originally rated this four stars but I m moving it up to five because Just becauseRe reading this one time Just becauseGood but not as good as What If RTCAHHHHHHHH I HAVE IT BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVERPSYCH I am gonna hold out to see if I can get a hysical copy If I don t I ll read my digital one I HAVE A DIGITAL GALLEY AND I AM FKING UAKINGA subtitle and a cover HYPERVENTILATESAnother What if book Goodreads Blog Pinterest DIGITAL GALLEY AND I AM FKING UAKINGA subtitle and a cover HYPERVENTILATESAnother What if book Goodreads Blog Pinterest YouTube Instagram Excellent set of real life roblems with unreal solutions but all of them based on ure science Each of them are to enjoy and think about Munroe writes the xkcd comic so this is humorous but there are a lot examples of the roper use of hysics Besides who doesn t want to explore the myriad ways to dig a hole or create a lava moat around your house I thought I d have to read another book in between but between intriguing investigations Wil Wheaton narrating it had no trouble keeping my attention it kept me chuckling the whole timeI ll let the ToC speak for the rest Those marked with an arrow weren t in the audio bookIntroduction1 How to Jump Really High2 How to Throw a Pool Party3 Nonfiction books that are based on answering uestions in unconventional ways giving differe. The world's most entertaining and useless self help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly opular webcomic xkcd and the million selling What If and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do there's a right way a wrong way and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it How To is a guide to the third kind of approach It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a lane to digging a holeBestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to. Nt answers to one uestion like in John Brockman s series extrapolating ideas and general taking the boooooring out of science are a great way to get everyone fascinated This book has some crazy but well explained and Porto Bello Gold profound ideas for or less dailyroblems and gets one interested in the technology and hysics of many ignored details of life Mind games creativity techniues free associations and simple experimentation are keystones of both science education and real racticed As always when I read a funny book BUT I m also listening to a narration by Wil Wheaton I m suddenly nearly incapable of figuring out whether I love the book for its con A bit too sciencey for my tastes I skimmed its con A bit too sciencey for my tastes I skimmed math filled The Three Lives of Sonata James parts and the rest of it just wasn t enough to tickle the funny bone 375 stars If you re worried that the house will blow away or that somerankster will attach jet engines and send it blasting off into the distance Then this is the book for youIf you have ever been curious about how to dig a hole how to cross a river or how to about how to dig a hole how to cross a river or how to really high then look no further If you want to beat a high jumper you have two options1 Dedicate your life to athletic training from an early age until you become the world s best high jumper2 Cheat Much like Munroe s first book we learn how to do seemingly mundane things in uite Mein Erster Mörder possible the most complicated and convoluted wayossible So if you are curious about all the weirdly specific things out there this book is for youOkay So This book was fun but it didn t work as well for me this roundThe first book was tied together by this uestion answer format where Munroe was seeking the answers to wild and weird uestions sent in via internet a concept which I lovedHowever this roundit just didn t appeal to me as much Maybe it s cause we just have Munroe icking random ish things to calculate I don t know But what I once found charmingly specific because a bit much to follow Without shielding spacecraft break up in the atmosphere When large spacecraft enter the atmosphere without a heat shield between 10 ercent and 40 Kaki vojaki: roman v rimah in slikah percent of their mass usually makes it to the surface and the rest melts or evaporates This is why heat shields are soopular That s not to say I didn t enjoy it I did have fun within these ages I loved the tea kettle river segment If I ever have the need to throw the wildest ool arty in the world or for some reason needed to find out if I was born in the ninetiesthen I guess I have the right book for thatYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Did you ever wonder how to build a lava moat around your house or how to send a ackage from space Well you re in luck Randall Munroe s How To Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems explains how to do these and several other weird things you might have wondered about I m not saying you re weird if you ve ondered these things I m saying they re weird uestions Don t blame me The author himself claims they re absurd Other absurd uestions. Predict the weather by analyzing the ixels of your Facebook Bear Boy photos He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope crossing a river by boiling it and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it he walks you through your options forroper disposal including dissolving it in the ocean converting it to a

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