July 18th, 2012
XKCD has been one of my favorite comics. Randall Munroe – creator of XKCD and was profiled in the New York Times in 2009 – has recently launched “What if?” where he answers hypothetical questions with real physics.
So far he’s answered three hypothetical questions:
- What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?
- What if everyone who took the SAT guessed on every multiple-choice question? How many perfect scores would there be?
- How much Force power can Yoda output?
Only three questions in and he’s already taking on The Force? I’d say this new effort is off to a perfect start. That last question was posed by none other than Ryan Finnie who used to be a team member at Viddler but now works at Canonical. Sweet.