Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Favorite Ideas

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered: “What if…?” I have! These are my personal doodles and musings about life, both the outer adventure and — more importantly — the inner journey.

There’s not a lot here because if an idea grows big enough it gets promoted to a book, or an adventure, or a work of art, or…

My website, in general, is like my think tank or incubator. Since I rarely get it right the first time, please leave feedback in the comments. It helps me be a better person, and I can pass along what I’ve learned. 

A man wearing a gas mask watches television in a smoggy dystopian world.

How long before the Earth runs out of oxygen?

Have you ever wondered how much breathable air is on Earth? And if we will ever run out? Our atmosphere is paper-thin relative to a basketball, and we use its oxygen to power internal combustion engines, like planes, trains and automobiles, and there is a 60% chance that the electricity you are using to read this post came from fossil fuels combined with oxygen.

Scott riding his bicycle on Mars. The background is actual Mars, and the photo of Scott is from Tibet.

Scott’s name lands on Mars

Aboard the Perseverance is my name, “Scott Stoll,” engraved on a silicon chip. Does that make me an astronaut? Are dreams written in stone — or silicon? Can Martians read? 

Bahamas license plates mural artwork

The Untold Stories

When I was younger, I wanted to do something never done before. I wanted to conquer the world and stand on the tallest mountain. As I grow older, I see every day as a new adventure.

Do cats get depressed

Is depression bad?

Is depression bad or good, abnormal or normal? Is depression a bodily sensation or an emotional feeling? The answer will surprise you and help you feel better.