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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd Kindle Edition
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Welcome to the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer
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- Print length : 322 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Publisher : John Murray; 1st edition (3 September 2019)
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07N68XFDP
- Best Sellers Rank: 59,585 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Firstly I think this book is too dumb because in this book there is a question like how cross a river and how to change a lightbulp, and the answer to those question is so dumb that you can’t do in realife (except if you are billionaire and has a money to buy a expensive stuff)
The worst question in this book is “How to cross the river” because all the answers to this question are useless and impossible like, build a machine that turns whole water into ice which is impossible for a normal boy. Most of the question in this book is about the situation we are unlikely to get into like how to land a plane.
Even though this book has useless questions l enjoyed this book because I didn’t know that you can do easy stuff in thousands of different ways. This book uses a UK metric measurement like fabric, mile and feet so I recommend using a computer to equalize the measurement if you live in Australia, US or somewhere else.
Overall I will give this book 3 out of 5 because I like this book but it is not as good as the book “What if”.
Thank you for reading
The book is recommended to anyone curious about multiple aspects of day to day and not so usual situations.
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I regret spending that money, or any money at all...
This book content is something you would watch on an imgur/9gag website or something and thumb up but its a totally waste of money and time otherwise.
When buying it I was under the impression it would have some actual brake down on how things work, like real world complex projects explained in a way for average people to understand the basic concept of it... like e.g "how a cpu is manufactured"or "how you get power from the grid" kind of topics or in the relevant nature of those where in my mind when purchasing this book, but instead you get some ridiculous ideas e.g how to change between airplanes while in mid air or drive an airplane while outside on the cockpit and on top of the craft...
Which is ridiculous and useless and on top of that it doesn't do a good job even at that...
The book's explanations even to these ridiculous matters are just HA """"explained"""" in a few lines missing a lot of facts... in other words it doesn't even seriously tackle those ridiculous scenarios only presents a seemingly working workaround.
Its like if you join a group at somebody's home and you are college students and then you start a bonk and everybody says some stupid idea and briefly talks about how it would work..
THAT's this book!
Did not like it at all and it is not even worth to spend time and effort to return it.. just gonna stash it somewhere in my house..
Does not contain any bobcats
Can be used as kindling for fire (unless you bought the kindle version)
Should not be relied upon for real-world advice
This is a brilliant book, yet again, from Randall. It's hilarious and thought-provoking in places...and it's amazing how far Col. Hadfield was willing to be questioned! You'll love it! Don't put off buying it any further - do it! Do it now!