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

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 Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143108443
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 329,838
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Cody Cassidy has worked as the sports editor for, a sports reporter for Stanford Athletics, and a writer for Coach magazine. He has no firsthand experience with any of the scenarios described in this book.

Paul Doherty
 worked as the senior staff scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum. He is the co-writer numerous books, including The Exploratorium Science Snackbook, Explorabook, and the Klutz Book of Magnetic Magic. He received his PhD in solid state physics from MIT.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

What Would Happen If…

You Were in an Airplane and Your Window Popped Out? 1

You Were Attacked by a Great White Shark? 6

You Slipped on a Banana Peel? 11

You Were Buried Alive? 16

You Were Attacked by a Swarm of Bees? 21

You Were Hit by a Meteorite? 27

You Lost Your Head? 32

You Put on the World's Loudest Headphones? 37

You Stowed Away on the Next Moon Mission? 41

You Were Strapped into Dr. Frankenstein's Machine? 48

Your Elevator Cable Broke? 52

You Barreled over Niagara Falls? 57

You Couldn't Fall Asleep? 61

You Were Struck by Lightning? 67

You Took aBath in the World's Coldest Tub? 72

You Skydived from Outer Space? 77

You Time Traveled? 82

You Were Caught in a Human Stampede? 92

You Jumped into a Black Hole? 97

You Were on the Titanic and Didn't Make It into a Lifeboat? 103

You Were Killed by This Book? 108

You Died from "Old Age"? 114

You Were Stuck in…? 117

You Were Raised by Buzzards? 125

You Were Sacrificed into a Volcano? 129

You Just Stayed in Bed? 131

You Dug a Hole to China and Jumped In? 135

You Toured the Pringles Factory and Fell off the Catwalk? 140

You Played Russian Roulette with a Really, Really Big Gun? 145

You Traveled to Jupiter? 150

You Ate the World's Deadliest Substances? 155

You Lived in a Nuclear Winter? 161

You Vacationed on Venus? 166

You Were Swarmed by Mosquitoes? 171

You Became an Actual Human Cannonball? 175

You Were Hit by a Penny Dropped from the Top of the Empire State Building? 177

You Actually Shook Someone's Hand? 183

You Were the Ant Under the Magnifying Glass? 187

You Stuck Your Hand in a Particle Accelerator? 192

You Were Holding This Book and It Instantly Collapsed into a Black Hole? 197

You Stuck a Really, Really Powerful Magnet to Your Forehead? 200

You Were Swallowed by a Whale? 204

You Took a Swim Outside a Deep-Sea Submarine? 207

You Stood on the Surface of the Sun? 210

You Ate as Many Cookies as Cookie Monster? 214

References and Further Reading 219

Acknowledgments 237

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