This was a book that was recommended to me by a librarian. That’s about as a good a recommendation as you can get? I mean who knows books better! What If? is from the creator of xkcd.com. There are always plenty of cool stick figure art, with witty snappy writing.
I read most of this on a plane. It was extremely helpful it distracting me from a long horrible cross-country flight from sunny beautiful California to New Jersy. …Yeah. Anything that can make that flight better is a damn good book.
I especially liked the discussion on how to rid the world of the common cold. Really fun topics and plenty of real science behind every little story in here. This read earned its 4/5 star rating.