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The Resource 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 and Paul Doherty, PhD

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 and Paul Doherty, PhD

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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
Title
And then you're dead
Title remainder
what really happens if you get swallowed by a whale, are shot from a cannon, or go barreling over Niagara
Statement of responsibility
Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty, PhD
Title variation
And then you are dead
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
612.002/07
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP39
LC item number
.C37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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, Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty, PhD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957744664
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780143108443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016040949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957744664
Label
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 and Paul Doherty, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957744664
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780143108443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016040949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957744664

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