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Season 8 commentary from NASA [Friday 21 May 2010 at 03:38 pm]
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http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970603.html

From the now extinct page http://medlib/jsc.nasa.gov/intro/vacuum.html:

How long can a human live unprotected in space?

If you don't try to hold your breath, exposure to space for half a minute or so is unlikely to produce permanent injury. Holding your breath is likely to damage your lungs, something scuba divers have to watch out for when ascending, and you'll have eardrum trouble if your Eustachian tubes are badly plugged up, but theory predicts -- and animal experiments confirm -- that otherwise, exposure to vacuum causes no immediate injury. You do not explode. Your blood does not boil. You do not freeze. You do not instantly lose consciousness.
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[User Picture]From: fenderlove
Friday 21 May 2010 at 10:37 pm (UTC)
So Angel's not even a minute man? Damn. That sucks... like a vacuum. XD
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Wednesday 26 May 2010 at 03:59 am (UTC)
Indeed. Do you suppose that's what Buffy was shouting about?
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[User Picture]From: fenderlove
Wednesday 26 May 2010 at 04:11 am (UTC)
I thought she was screaming, "Now I know what it's like to have my clitoris fused to Angel's foreskin due to our rapidly freezing viscous fluids!" but now I just don't know. XD
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