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As the frozen vapour hits the stomach it rapidly warms, releasing large volumes of air which can burst the stomach.
... Or, the person is only inhaling the gas, and not drinking the liquid.
blowing out a mouthful of liquid nitrogen ... without injury to the demonstrator.
"Michael performed a stunt he and other students and teachers have been doing for years," says Thomas Keil, professor and head of WPI's Physics Department. "Only this time, for some reason, he swallowed the liquid nitrogen. That turned a trick into a life-threatening medical emergency...What was really astounding about Michael's case is that the liquid nitrogen instantly expanded from a volume of about 3 or 4 cc's to about 3 or 4 liters and then dissected into five separate body compartments," says Dr. Karl D. Pilson, a trauma/critical care fellow"
MailOnline - news, sport, celebrity, science and health stories"‘I’d been warned by the barman the drink might make me a bit gassy, so I didn’t think too much of it, but then my stomach started to expand and I felt sick."PUBLISHED: 22:32, 26 October 2012 | UPDATED: 00:23, 27 October 2012
Police have investigated the incident and, following Gaby’s injuries, visited every licensed premise in Lancaster to warn of what had happened. It is believed they have all voluntarily stopped using liquid nitrogen.
Do they serve alcohol to 18 yr olds in Britain?