For a large majority of us, waking up to an alarm is the norm not the exception. But what if the opposite was true? What would happen if we let our bodies dictate when we wake up, and not the machines?
What Would Happen If
It's a weird quirk of the body. You can't stop your own heart from beating or your brain from thinking but you can stop the exchange of gasses. The question is: Can you stop it permanently?
Maybe you twist your ankle, or stub your toe or fall a little too hard on your wrist. It hurts, sure, but you're definitely not going to die. Why bother spending your hard-earned money and wasting a precious afternoon sitting in the ER?
Living alone is pretty great. Dying alone, however, is no fun for just about everyone involved.
It's something we think about every time we can't find the next trail maker, but here's what would actually happen if you've managed to lose your way.
Fictional character Mark Watney did it. So why can't you?
We need water to survive, but it's ill-advised to just hang out in the water forever.
Is it true that if you don't use your voice, you lose it?
As the familiar phrase goes: We all have bills to pay. But what if you just didn't? Or sadly far more likely: couldn't?
Sadly, there are no easy answers when it comes to mold and bread.
The microwave is powerful, plastic can melt. It's not exactly crazy to feel a little apprehensive every time you go to reheat some food in a takeout container.
It's not a comforting feeling, but we've all been there, staring down some threatening 1-ply or a half-naked toilet paper roll with no replacement in sight.
Next to brushing your teeth or shaving, trimming your nails is just one of those basic hygiene rituals you just kinda do. But what if you just stopped?
Chances are you're probably using too much detergent. But what if you really used way too much detergent? Like, a whole bottle's worth of way too much detergent. Well, we hope you love suds.
You're hanging out, having a good time. And then you realize: Oh no, you might have left the stove on? Here, a breakdown of what your carelessness hath wrought. (Spoiler: probably nothing.)
We’ve all had days where we fall into the couch and want to never get up. But what would happen if you actually just did that? The answer is you would die.
This is What Would Happen If, a close examination of mundane hypothetical situations. Each week, we look at something that you could do but probably never would, and take it to its logical endpoint. This week: What would happen if you never took out your earbuds?