We are a physicist and a writer who spent two years figuring out what would happen if you dug a hole through earth and jumped into it, stuck your hand in a particle accelerator, base jumped from the space station, and many more equally cheerful sc...
Hi Reddit. We are Paul Doherty, senior scientist at San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum and planetary scientist who was on the research team for the Viking Mars mission and discovered the shape of the Martian snowflake (it's a cubeoctahedron), and writer Cody Cassidy, who has written stuff, and we spent the last two years researching the world’s most interesting ways to die.
We looked into questions like what would happen if you swam out of a deep sea submarine, were swallowed by a whale (surprisingly possible), your elevator cable broke (don’t jump. It won’t help), if it’s even possible to die from magnetism (it is, yay!), if sticking your hand in the CERN particle accelerator is lethal (probably) and many more. Then we wrote a book about it, which you can check out here:
Ask us about these or other gruesome scenarios your twisted minds can come up with, or Martian snowflakes - AUA!
Edit: We have to run! Thanks for the great questions! Check out Paul's segment on Science Friday for more gruesomeness https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/what-if-scenarios-played-out-through-physics/
Edit: Had to return and answer the fart question.