Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsBook - 2014
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And the author's math checked out unlike Lee Child's Jack Reacher books:
We’ll imagine our storm measures 100 kilometers on each side and has a high TPW (total precipitable water) content of 6 centimeters. This means the water in our rainstorm would have a volume of:
100km x 100km x 6cm = 0.6km^3
That water would weigh 600 million tons (which happens to be about the current weight of our species).
As comedian Ron White said about hurricanes, “It’s not that the wind is blowing, it’s what the wind is blowing.”
Search YouTube for “gallium infiltration” to see how strange this is.
apricity - This is my single favorite word in the English language. It means the warmth of sunlight in winter.
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