Randall Munroe: How do you find the worst solution to any problem? © XKCD

Randall Munroe: How do you find the worst solution to any problem?

In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast, Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd, talks about why the worst solution to a problem can be the most interesting.

If you need advice for the best way to move house, predict the weather or take a selfie, Randall Munroe, the creator of the webcomic xkcd, can’t help you.

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But if you’re willing to get creative, Randall’s book How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (£16.99, John Murray Press) will show you the worst ways to solve your problems, with some help from tennis star Serena Williams and astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield along the way.

In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast, Randall talks to online assistant Sara Rigby about why the worst solution to a problem can be the most interesting.

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