Can you land an airplane on the deck of a submarine? Can you build a swimming pool out of cheese? Can you lift a house with two helicopters glued together? These are the strange and hypothetical questions that inspire Randall Munroe, whose internet-famous comic series xkcd is known for its stick figure cast and impractical wit. Dig deep enough for answers, and you may just learn a lesson in science.
- Randall Munroe, author of "How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems"
Randall Munroe will be in conversation with Bill Amend, author of the 'FoxTrot' series, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Go to RainyDayBooks.com for ticketing information.