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How To | Randall Munroe
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julesG
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#BookMail from @Leniverse via @scripturient

Thank you! Perfect addition to my yellow non-fiction shelf.

Another yellow NF is waiting at @squirrelbrain's. I'm certain it'll only take me 10 more years to fill the whole shelf. 😁

Leniverse What, ten?! No, it will be faster than that. Yellow is a popular cover colour these days. 6mo
julesG @Leniverse But not all yellow NF books are interesting 6mo
Leniverse No, definitely not. You should make a list of interests so that people know. Just saying. 😆 6mo
julesG @Leniverse easy: history, natural sciences, linguistics 😁 6mo
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DuckOfDoom
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Giggled for a couple if minutes.
xkcd has such a great humor, and I learned a lot in the first 2 chapter of the book.
This will be a #chapteraday book, I think

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RamsFan1963
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I didn't enjoy it as much as his previous book, What if?, but it was still an amusing collection of "absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems" as the cover says. I recommend listening to the audiobook, Will Wheaton's narration is excellent. 3 ??? 1/2
#ShutdownReadathon @Squidget
#AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

DieAReader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I‘ll have to recommend this one to my hubby, ty😉 2y
KathyWheeler I loved What If, but I‘ve not read this one. 2y
Crazeedi His What if? book has been on my shelf for ages! I really need to get to n.v it 2y
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Megabooks
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Are you a math and physics nerd? Do you wonder about the weirdest way to do things like landing an airplane on a ski jump or whether beer would still be good after a nuclear explosion? Then this book is for you (and me and my dad)! Other questions: how much treasure needs to be buried to be worth digging up? How do you win tag against a marathon champion? And how to build your very own lava moat. #audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton! 👍🏻

Megabooks Strangely enough, there was not a section on whether I‘d be able to finish another book this year. 🤔🤔 2y
MayJasper And it was such an obvious question! 2y
Crazeedi Sounds like a great read! 2y
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Megabooks @MayJasper right?!? 2y
Megabooks @Crazeedi it was a lot of fun! 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks sounds like it! Happy new year Meg🍾🎉 2y
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keithmalek
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I enjoyed Munroe's previous book, What If, much more. But this is still fun and enjoyable, and if you're not familiar with his work, you're missing out.

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keithmalek
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You have to wonder about the 2% who disagree with this.

SamAnne Um yeah.... 2y
sprainedbrain Well... yeah. 2y
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keithmalek
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I found this surprising.

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keithmalek
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This sounds like fun. I need to go to this website.

Leftcoastzen 😂 2y
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keithmalek
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keithmalek
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This was the ONLY time that there was ever buried pirate treasure. But because Robert Louis Stevenson used this story as the plot of Treasure Island, this myth of buried pirate treasure persists.

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keithmalek
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How does he even come up with questions like this?

BarbaraBB Haha! 2y
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keithmalek
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Munroe poses the fascinating question of whether or not cops can search someone's home without a warrant if it's in the process of being moved on a flatbed truck. He couldn't find an answer.

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keithmalek
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keithmalek
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You know that a book is going to be interesting when it starts like this.

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alvingregorio
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Like the previous book, this one was ridiculously entertaining. Who thinks like this?

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BMWtheAuthor
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Some dry science covered in healthy layers of humor. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2020/03/05/book-how-to-2019/

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Twainy
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🎧 OMG I love this book so much I need the treeware! OK to be fair I like Wil Wheaton as a narrator! BUT it‘s so interesting and fun as read by WW! Highly Recommend! It‘s full of useless hilarious interesting information. I‘m going to need the audiobook too as I listened via Libby 😁 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️7/8

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Sharpeipup
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Prepping for the weekend.
#weekendread #goodreadsawards

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ctboeheim
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This is a very funny book. Along the way, you might gently, painlessly, learn something about the world. That stuff called science. You'll even be offered a side-dish of math, though you can decline that if you wish. Even people like Serena Williams and astronaut Chris Hadfield have contributed. As the author says, all the advice in this book is spectacularly bad, and that's the point. Rumplethumpkin says you should read it.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Great if you love XKCD. Part comic and part sort of essays? All sarcastic.

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trigeekgirl
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I‘m mostly a print reader, but Wil Wheaton‘s narration was so good for the last Randall Munroe that I decided to try this one too. Totally worth it.

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RamsFan1963
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1. Tagged book plus Everything is F*cked, Doctor Who: Harvest of Time, Best. Movie. Year. Ever. and A Secret History of Brands.
2. Evening
3. Never done that.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Angeles
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Who says science isn‘t fun?😀😀

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nikhilcartoon
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NotCool
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How To is so much fun. Science, comics, and absurdity all in one place.

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NotCool
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“Depending on what your skis and the surface are made of, you might not start sliding easily. If the skis are made of rubber, and the surface is cement, you‘ll need quite a slope. Which is why rubber on cement skiing is so unpopular....Ironically, it never really gained traction”

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rabbitprincess
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I thoroughly enjoyed the absurd scientific advice in this book, particularly how physics equations can be used to answer truly bizarre questions (e.g. “If I want to build a pool of a certain size out of Gruyère cheese, how thick do the walls need to be to hold the water in?“). And the chapter on emergency landings was made even more fun thanks to Chris Hadfield's expertise :) Highly recommended.

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rabbitprincess
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The best way to set a high jump record: dress up as a glider and jump off a mountain 😂😂

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Floresj
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Fun book exploring absurd solutions to everyday problems. Solid science was written in a witty, light manner, with math equations on the side. Comics are funny and nerdy. Great author!

keithmalek I loved his book What If? 3y
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akaGingerK
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New acquisition 💖

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suresh1163
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If you‘re an xkcd fan, Randall Monroe has a new book out, entitled How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.

For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it...

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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And husband's Christmas present sorted out.

Hestapleton Oh my husband would LOVE THIS. 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Hestapleton I've bought my husband both Randall Munroe's orher books, they're lots of intellectual fun! 3y
keepingupwiththepenguins Ha! This sounds awesome! 3y
xxjenadanxx I read and enjoyed his What If? Maybe check that one out too! 3y
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