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Randall Munroe:
Comics that ask "what if?"

TED2014 · 9:29 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Randall Munroe: Comics that ask "what if?"
9:29 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 22 languages

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.

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Randall Munroe sketches elegant and illuminating explanations of the weird science and math questions that keep geeks awake at night. Full bio
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