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Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:24 AM
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:38 AM
Original post by psykr
I have also heard that holding your breath will do worse things.. something about the air in your lungs expanding and killing you, I think.
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:44 AM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:47 AM
Original post by T2k
Ive once seen a whale stranded on a coast and guess what happened :D it exploded because the rotting gases blow it up. I was happy that my tv has no smelling-device attached, but you saw it all and it was a real mess.
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:51 AM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:54 AM
Original post by Fruny
Think about diving decompression accidents.
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:57 AM
"Some degree of consciousness will probably be retained for 9 to 11 seconds (see chapter 2 under Hypoxia). In rapid sequence thereafter, paralysis will be followed by generalized convulsions and paralysis once again. During this time, water vapor will form rapidly in the soft tissues and somewhat less rapidly in the venous blood. This evolution of water vapor will cause marked swelling of the body to perhaps twice its normal volume unless it is restrained by a pressure suit. (It has been demonstrated that a properly fitted elastic garment can entirely prevent ebullism at pressures as low as 15 mm Hg absolute [Webb, 1969, 1970].) Heart rate may rise initially, but will fall rapidly thereafter. Arterial blood pressure will also fall over a period of 30 to 60 seconds, while venous pressure rises due to distention of the venous system by gas and vapor. Venous pressure will meet or exceed arterial pressure within one minute. There will be virtually no effective circulation of blood. After an initial rush of gas from the lungs during decompression, gas and water vapor will continue to flow outward through the airways. This continual evaporation of water will cool the mouth and nose to near-freezing temperatures; the remainder of the body will also become cooled, but more slowly.
Posted 08 January 2004 - 10:06 AM
Posted 08 January 2004 - 02:23 PM
Original post by Uthman
How would it sound like to be depressurized? I mean, theres no air in space, but im sure your brain would register *some* sort of noise if either/both eardrums are being sucked out
Posted 08 January 2004 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 08 January 2004 - 04:00 PM
[...]If you don''t try to hold your breath, exposure to space for half a minute or so is unlikely to produce permanent injury. Holding your breath is likely to damage your lungs, something scuba divers have to watch out for when ascending, and you''ll have eardrum trouble if your Eustachian tubes are badly plugged up, but theory predicts -- and animal experiments confirm -- that otherwise, exposure to vacuum causes no immediate injury. You do not explode. Your blood does not boil. You do not freeze. You do not instantly lose consciousness.[...]
Posted 08 January 2004 - 04:34 PM
Original post by CpMan
You would not freeze because there is not enough matter in space to quickly transfer heat to the surroundings.