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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 swallowed liquid mercury? Could too much mercury alter your brain chemistry? Or would it cleanse your system? And what foods contain the highest amount of mercury? Why is it considered a form of laxative?

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What If You Ate Your Boogers? #Shorts



The snot inside your nose is used to protect you from harmful germs and viruses. Every time you breathe into your nose, you’re inhaling a number of harmful bacteria. So if you eat them, you’re essentially putting all these germs and bacteria back into your body and digesting them.

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What If You Traveled to the Hell Planet?



We visit a lot of planets here on WHAT IF, but K2-141b is the most extreme one yet. Are you ready to jump on board this one-way space shuttle? If you’d rather stay safely Earthbound, I want you to take a look up at the night sky and find the constellation of Aquarius. Right there. Now imagine traveling 202 light-years in that direction, and that’s where you’d find the hell planet. What’s that stuff falling from the sky? Why is this planet so different from Earth? How did it get that name?

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What If You Went Through Puberty in 24 Hours?



You smell terrible, hair starts growing in weird places and red sores break out across your face. No, you’re not turning into a werewolf. It’s just puberty, and every human has to go through it. Usually, this process takes years, and it still stinks. But what if all these changes happened to you in just one day? If your body grew this fast, could your mind keep up with it? How would super-fast puberty affect your relationships? What will happen to the pituitary gland and why is it called the master gland? When will acne start to appear?

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What If You Could Freeze a Hurricane?



Has the weather ever ruined your plans? What if I told you I had an idea to stop hurricanes from wrecking your day? And that it involves liquid nitrogen. How exactly would liquid nitrogen stop a hurricane? How much of this icy cold substance would we need? And how would we pull this off?

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What If We Poured Concrete Into a Volcano?



If only there were a simple trick to stop a massive volcano from spewing out lava. Like maybe plugging it up with good old concrete. A massive volcanic explosion sends rock, lava and ash everywhere. Fire and destruction are all around you. If only there were a simple trick to stop an eruption. Like maybe plugging up those magma mountains with good old concrete. How could this wild idea be accomplished? Would concrete be able to withstand the pressure and heat? And would it do the trick or make things even more dangerous?

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What If You Brought Modern Technology to the Middle Ages?



The Middle Ages, a time when you were more likely to die on the toilet than take a bath. And now you’re going there with an educational mission. It’s up to you now. Let’s show the Middle Ages how it’s done. Would you be tried as a witch? Could you cure all diseases? Or would you accidentally create a new pandemic? Would you be able to discover electricity? Will smallpox be cured? What are garderobes?

00:00 Going to the Middle Ages
00:46 Middle Ages Science
01:58 European Hygiene and Medicine
03:55 Discovering Electricity

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What If You Swallowed a Hornet?



It’s a hot summer day. You’re enjoying a picnic, and you take a swig of your drink. What’s that in your mouth? It’s a hornet. And you accidentally swallowed it. How painful is a hornet’s sting? What happens if you’re allergic to its venom? Could it lead to anaphylactic shock? And could the hornet sting you in your stomach? There are plenty of bugs and insects that can bite or sting us. And hornets might be one that you fear the most. How does acetylcholine determine how powerful the venom is?

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What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning of the Universe?



In the beginning, there was nothing. Then bang. Our Universe emerged in an explosion of light and energy. Current theories say that it all began 13.7 billion years ago. Or did it? Let’s shed some light on this. So, how fast is the Universe expanding? Will the Universe and everything in it ever die? And why could our Universe have existed before the Big Bang? What’s a singularity?

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What If You Got Infected by an Alien Parasite?



What do you get when you take an alien parasite and smush it together with a human being? Would you get to become a supercharged, head-eating anti hero like Venom? Or would you die a slow and painful death? Today, you’re getting infected with your very own alien parasite. How would it mess with your brain? Would you lose control of your body? And, what’s it like to share a body with Venom?

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