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Total Recall - Breathing Nothing
As mentioned in another slip up on this move, it is true that a one does not bloat and swell as portayed. But, If you will notice when both Arnie and the bad guy are outside in the Martian atmosphere, they are both gasping for breath. Several times they both inhale and then croak labored screams and gasps.
This could not happen.
The pressure outside on the surface is much lower than the pressure inside the human body. So, they would let one sudden gasp as the air is taken from their lungs by the outside lack of pressure, but they, neither one of them would be able to take a second breath to utter the afformentioned dramatic gasps and croaks.
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BJ on 06-08-2004
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Glen chapman writes:
I have to disagree with this. Yes the first breath would rush out. But once the lungs air pressure equallised with the outside pressure, there would be no problem for the lungs to draw what ever was available to breath. Also oxygen is not a prerequisit for vocal chords to work. Any gas will do, only the tone of the voice will change. IE squeaky helium voices.
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Cinoclav writes:
Whether they could breathe or not, you still wouldn't hear their gasps. Sound can not be heard in space due to the lack of air. As sound is actually vibrations in the air, they would not exist.
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