I read this book because I am a sporadic reader of xkcd, and also because the premise sounded intriguing. Basically like “MythBusters” carried to the nth degree, and that’s more or less what it is. Except more better. If you like serious science and have no appreciation for the absurd, this is not the book for you. If you don’t like footnotes or stick figures, this is not the book for you. But if you think it’s fun to learn something by taking a concept far beyond its logical endpoint to the utmost extreme, then this is clearly the book for you. Also: SCIENCE!
I would recommend this book to anyone who loved David Macaulay’s How Things Work, or indeed anyone who has ever pondered “I wonder what would happen if…”
Source: borrowed from library