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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

by Cassidy, Cody (Author), Doherty, Paul, 1948- (Author)

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"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... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • What would happen if ...
  • You were in an airplane and your window popped out?
  • You were attacked by a great white shark?
  • You slipped on a banana peel?
  • You were buried alive?
  • You were attacked by a swarm of bees?
  • You were hit by a meteorite?
  • You lost your head?
  • You put on the world's loudest headphones?
  • You stowed away on the next moon mission?
  • You were strapped into Dr. Frankenstein's machine?
  • Your elevator cable broke?
  • You barreled over Niagara Falls?
  • You couldn't fall asleep?
  • You were struck by lightning?
  • You took a bath in the world's coldest tub?
  • You skydived from outer space?
  • You time traveled?
  • You were caught in a human stampede?
  • You jumped into a black hole?
  • You were on the Titanic and didn't make it into a lifeboat?
  • You were killed by this book?
  • You died from "old age"?
  • You were stuck in ...?
  • You were raised by buzzards?
  • You were sacrifices into a volcano?
  • You just stayed in bed?
  • You dug a hole to China and jumped in?
  • You toured the Pringles factory and fell off the catwalk?
  • You played Russian roulette with a really, really big gun?
  • You traveled to Jupiter?
  • You ate the world's deadliest substance?
  • You lived in a nuclear winter?
  • You vacationed on Venus?
  • You were swarmed by mosquitoes?
  • You became an actual human cannonball?
  • You were hit by a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State building?
  • You actually shook someone's hand?
  • You were the ant under the magnifying glass?
  • You stuck your head in a particle accelerator?
  • You were holding this book and it instantly collapsed into a black hole?
  • You stuck a really, really powerful magnet to your forehead?
  • You were swallowed by a whale?
  • You took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine?
  • You stood on the surface of the sun?
  • You ate as many cookies as Cookie Monster?
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