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What If We Killed All Cockroaches?

This bug can survive anything, except maybe the bottom of your shoe. But what would happen if we squished every cockroach on Earth? How would this affect the food chain...

What If You Lit a Match on Jupiter?

Uh-oh. Looks like somebody left the gas running on Jupiter. Don’t do anything stupid, like lighting a humongous match. What would a match need to be made of to ignite...

What If You Could Hear Planets?

In space, no one can hear you scream. But just because sound can’t travel in the vacuum of space doesn’t mean that the planets and our Sun don’t make noise. What would...

What If You Only Drank Breast Milk?

The last time you drank milk from a human, you probably were a baby. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be the nourishing, life-affirming food source you’re...

What If Our DNA Stopped Mutating?

Your DNA is constantly changing. And if it weren’t for genetic mutations, evolution wouldn’t exist. So, what would life be like if that stopped? What causes your DNA to...

What If Earthquakes Lasted a Year?

Earth can be full of extremes. But today, there is only one extreme. Non-stop earthquakes that last an entire year. What would it be like to live under such shaky...

What If All Men Disappeared?

How would the world change if, all of a sudden, every biological man disappeared? Would the world become more peaceful? Why would you have to ration food? And why...

What If Earth Had 10 Years Left?

The Earth is a dying rock and time is running out. You only have 10 years to plan your escape. How could we evacuate as many people as possible? What resources would we...

What If There Were Life After Death?

How long can your brain live after your body dies? Could your loved ones still communicate with you? And does your body contain the zombie gene? According to a study in...

What If You Swallowed Liquid Mercury?

This metal can exist in all three states as a liquid, a vapor and a solid. And this toxic substance might be lurking inside you already. So what would happen if you...

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...