Are we more likely to pass wind up a mountain?

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Are we more likely to pass wind up a mountain?
« on: 12/06/2007 10:00:01 »
If the air is thinner, the pressure is reduced - yes? So if our internal pressure remains constant, are we more likely to pass wind?
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« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2007 11:17:22 »
If you have an upside-down glass jar with a balloon covering the open end to represent the non-pressure changing human body in the system, then put it in a vacuum chamber, i would expect the balloon to begin bulging away from the jar as the external vacuum increased. So, in principle, i would agree. Incidentaly, on hiking trips I've made to 3000m, there was a great deal more wind, but it might have been the previous nights beer!

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« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2007 11:36:36 »
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« Reply #3 on: 14/06/2007 22:37:15 »
LOL LOL!

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