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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted June 12, 2008 09:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm lasting 60 seconds. I knew there was a reason to exercise more.

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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2008 09:36      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would last 89 seconds.

That's 29 more seconds to think about my impending death while suffering the pain of burst eardrums and fluids boiling off my skin and tongue.

Maybe this isn't a good reason for exercising more?

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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2008 09:44      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
77 seconds. But I'd only be awake for the first 15. I can handle that.

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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2008 09:58      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats! You could survive for 1 minute 23 seconds !
In the first 30 seconds any fluid on the surface of your body would begin to boil due to lack of ambient pressure, this includes the saliva on your tongue and the moisture in your eyes. Your eardrums would most likely burst due to the pressure in your body trying to equalize with the vacuum outside. Unlike what some science fiction films have suggested, your body would not explode.

After the first 15 seconds you would lose consciousness. If you held your breath you could potentially stay alive longer but you risk pulmonary trauma. If you didn't hold your breath you'd pass out sooner, but your lungs might have a better chance of avoiding permanent damage.

The pressure in your veins would rise until your heart no longer had the capacity to pump blood, at which point you'd die.

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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2008 11:07      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm good for 77 seconds as well.

It looks like a 250+ pound adult athlete with excellent stamina who has never fainted, has no respiratory problems, and takes a deep breath before entering the vacuum of space would do the best of all at 1:59.

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Icon 10 posted June 12, 2008 11:23      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
77 seconds too!

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Why do you want to know, HAL?

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______________________ Hi Yall __ Well during my service in Uncle Sams Big Canoe Club. I had to go through High altitude exposure. Basically you enter a Vacuum chamber and the air is pumped out to simulate altitude. You are wearing a jump suit and a flight helmet so that you can breath oxygen. You are advised about eating gassy foods. The pressure drops to about 31-35K feet of altitude. You are instructed to remove your oxygen mask until you feel Hypoxia then put it back on. You then go through an explosive reentry back to 24K ft.

On one exposure a Navy Nurse wanted to see the effects, no one knew that see wore foam Bra inserts, until about 16K ft, when she became incredably endowed.

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1 minute 41 seconds:) Cool:)

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1 min 23 sec

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TheMoMan
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___________________ Snagy_etal__ Hey would some of those Vacuous people, you know the ones that calling them air heads would be acknowledging that there was something between their ears. Would they last longer or would their heads explode?

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