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If I "Pump" myself with Helium... ?
« on: 29/05/2007 11:36:06 »
If I pump myself with lots and lots of helium.. I will float? If I put lots in, although this isn't possible..

But then I float, like a balloon, excluding the facts that I will either explode, or anything else that might happen..

Am I correct in saying, that my mass will be higher, but I will float?


 

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If I "Pump" myself with Helium... ?
« Reply #1 on: 29/05/2007 11:40:16 »
It's all about the ratio of mass to volume (the density), if you pumped yourself up like a balloon so that you go many times bigger then yeah, sure, you'd float. But you would have to get E-NOR-MOUS... a balloon skin weighs (I guess) about a 1 g and has to expand to about 1 L to float. I weigh about 70 kg, 70000 times more and so would have to be "blown up" to about 70000 L to float....
 

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If I "Pump" myself with Helium... ?
« Reply #2 on: 29/05/2007 11:43:10 »
Heh.. Thanks Rosy. ;) What unit is the L?
 

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If I "Pump" myself with Helium... ?
« Reply #3 on: 29/05/2007 11:43:23 »
Oh.. Nevermind.. Litres.. :P
 

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