XKCD Finally Answers The Question About How Fast You Can Die At Daytona

Every Monday morning, I wake up, come to work, turn my computer on, and ponder the same question. "Sure, I'd like to enter the Daytona 500, but I'd want to get it over with really quickly because it's Monday and I have Things To Do. How fast could I do it before I die a horrific, debilitating death?" » 10/20/14 12:17pm Monday 12:17pm

Don't Drive 1,000 MPH: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive. » 4/26/14 10:20am 4/26/14 10:20am

XKCD Explains: How To Kill Yourself Using Only A Speedbump

The positively delightful webcomic XKCD has a history of presenting deep ideas in a simple manner or, when all else fails, creating mole planets. But this week the site's "What if?" section tackles a particularly thorny automotive question: How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? » 9/08/13 4:09pm 9/08/13 4:09pm