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And Then You're Dead - What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara-logo

And Then You're Dead - What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara

Cody Cassidy

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand? Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand? Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand? Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Doherty, Ph.D, Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

5h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:34