1.) If Cortes had never caused the fall of the Aztec Empire, who would be the best-selling recording artist in history?
2.) If small dogs (up to the size of fox terriers) were currency, what derivative instrument would have caused the 2008 financial collapse?
3.) If guns had never been invented and sling-thrown grenades taken their place in military history, what would be the capital of the United States?
4.) If goat milk rather than cow milk had become the most popular milk in the world circa the mid-1500s, who would be the villain in the Star Wars movies?
5.) If continental drift was nonexistent and we all still lived on Pangaea, what would be the most popular type of house pet?
Show your work.
(yes i watch The Big Bang Theory but only ironically – no YOU shut up)