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Offline neilep

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Dearest Loveable Cutey Wutsey Wuffley Luffley Science Peeps.

Gosh !..ewe know we all luff ewe don't ewe ?....ewe being so klevur and knowing stuff and all that !


As a sheepy I of course float in space !..I am an experienced space sheep with 1000's of space walks to my credit !

look..here I am!



Nice eh ?...Heweston, we do not have a problem !


But check this body out !



Nice eh ?...being delivered for experimentation next Tuesday !

Say I took this body and chucked it out the window of my well kewl space ship...would it inflate like a marshmallow in a vacuum  ?...would it explode ?..or just immediately freeze into a meat Popsicle?...


I notice in some films that stuff comes out the mouth *le yuk*...what's that all about ?

Ewe see..I just don't know and I really want to know !!
If ewe can answer this for me ewe'll save me the trouble of having to launch the body into space on the back of an adrenalin fuelled humming bird !

thank ewe

hugs et les shmisheys


mwah mwah mwah !!



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Blood vessels very close to the surface of the skin might burst and result in bruising (this could be very bad if it occurs in your lungs) and if the pressures in your ears can't equalise you'll probably burst your ear-drums.  Anything in your stomach, because it's weightless and may therefore be floating 'above' any gas in your stomach might be ejected as the gas forces it's way out, but only as the pressures are equalised.  The same might apply to any farts close to your anus but your poo might be solid enough (I don't want to know the general state of your poo) to keep them in.  A similar thing may happen to the mucus up your conk, which along with the liquid film on your eyeballs, will also tend to boil off (through low-pressure, not heat) and evaporate.  If you're in sunlight any exposed skin will get bad sunburn.

For the most part though, our skin, being water-proof, does a pretty good job of keeping everything inside it; it's only really the gas-filled body cavities that really cause problems.  Well, apart from not being able to breath, of course.
 

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It would be similar to what happens to fish when they a brought up from the deep: barotrauma



http://www.spc.int/Coastfish/News/LRF/11/LRF11-StJohn.pdf
 

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We're a good bit tougher than deep-sea fish, fortunately.

http://www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/ask/a10621.html

I forgot about getting cold.
 

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Blood vessels very close to the surface of the skin might burst and result in bruising (this could be very bad if it occurs in your lungs) and if the pressures in your ears can't equalise you'll probably burst your ear-drums.  Anything in your stomach, because it's weightless and may therefore be floating 'above' any gas in your stomach might be ejected as the gas forces it's way out, but only as the pressures are equalised.  The same might apply to any farts close to your anus but your poo might be solid enough (I don't want to know the general state of your poo) to keep them in.  A similar thing may happen to the mucus up your conk, which along with the liquid film on your eyeballs, will also tend to boil off (through low-pressure, not heat) and evaporate.  If you're in sunlight any exposed skin will get bad sunburn.

For the most part though, our skin, being water-proof, does a pretty good job of keeping everything inside it; it's only really the gas-filled body cavities that really cause problems.  Well, apart from not being able to breath, of course.

Oh My !!

Thank ewe LeeE. This is great information and a little consoling to know that my body will not expand to the size of a small moon !
Still...... not a particular comforting way for one to go !

If ewe change your mind and do wish to know the status of my poo , please let me know. It's the one thing that I  can at least speak with some authority .
 

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It would be similar to what happens to fish when they a brought up from the deep: barotrauma



http://www.spc.int/Coastfish/News/LRF/11/LRF11-StJohn.pdf

Thanks RD..great info...so, on the plus side is that I'll have very kissable lips !
 

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We're a good bit tougher than deep-sea fish, fortunately.

http://www.astronomycafe.net/qadir/ask/a10621.html

I forgot about getting cold.

Thank ewe again LeeE. Great link !
 

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are we straying into the regions of "readers' wives" with these exhibitionist photos?
I am of a sensitive disposition and these things can disturb my equilibrium. I can hardly find asdf on the keyboard.

I thought it was customary to have your clothes off but your socks on!
 

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I was under the misinformed notions from total recal etc as stated in the link lee provided... LOL,,
 

lyner

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In Total Recal, they built a whole new atmosphere for Mars in about a minute. Not a good source for Science fact!
 Arnie certainly did a good act of 'suffering' out there, though.
 

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Say I took this body and chucked it out the window of my well kewl space ship...would it inflate like a marshmallow in a vacuum  ?...would it explode ?..or just immediately freeze into a meat Popsicle?...

I think you should just try it.
 

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Could you suckered into doing it?
 

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Could you suckered into doing it?

That's rather a vacuous question.
 

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