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What If Carbon Disappeared for 5 Seconds?

What If Carbon Disappeared for 5 Seconds?



This is carbon. And of all chemical elements in the Universe, it’s one of the most plentiful. So what would happen if all of it suddenly disappeared for five seconds? How would this little change affect our Universe? Could it reverse climate change here on Earth? And why would your own body never be the same again? What would happen to the chemical bonds of atoms?

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What If You Fell Into Lake Kivu?

What If You Fell Into Lake Kivu?



If you were going for a refreshing swim, the last thing you’d expect is to suffocate from toxic gases. But when it comes to Lake Kivu, this is one dangerous body of water you wouldn’t want to dive into. What makes this lake so hazardous? What would be the physical consequences of swimming in it? And how could the lake be on the verge of a toxic explosion?

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What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

Dry ice is one of the coldest substances on Earth. This is what it does to a flower. And check out what it does to this action figure. Now, what would happen if you swallowed dry ice? What would it do to your skin? How much could you eat before it hurts you? And how would it affect your stomach?

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