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paul.fr

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standing on your head, and blood rushing
« on: 29/08/2007 01:25:15 »
If you stand on your head, your blood rushes there and you get a red face. Why then ,don't we get red legs, and blood rushing down to them just by standing?


 

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standing on your head, and blood rushing
« Reply #1 on: 29/08/2007 07:02:52 »
Maybe blood has an aversion to cheesy feet?

 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/08/2007 21:58:30 »
mine are clean and fragrant, although that still does not answer the question.
 

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standing on your head, and blood rushing
« Reply #3 on: 29/08/2007 22:55:29 »
Blood does not rush anywhere, altering posture either increases circulation or reduces it. If blood were to rush to the head as described a giraffe would pop blood vessels whenever it bent down to take a drink. Turning red faced merely indicates more oxygen rich blood circulating around the face. A puffy face on the other hand means fluid is leaving the veins and entering the facial tissue this is oedema and is common in astronauts, irrespective of whether they are on their head or feet.

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