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Profiled: Randall Munroe and his new book What If?

Rolling Stone Magazine profiles XKCD cartoonist Randall Monroe and his new book, “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions”

Since 2012, Munroe has also been answering weekly reader questions about science, ranging from “What would it take to stop an out-of-control freight train using only b.b. guns?” to “What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% of the speed of light?”, now collected in the book What If? (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on September 2nd). A remarkable number of the answers to those questions involve mass carnage.

Anytime a cartoonist is highly profiled in Rolling Stone Magazine, it’s a good day.

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