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Boy survives 5 1/2 h trip at >30,000 feet!!

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4/29/2014 11:55:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I was astonished when I read this, but it appears it has happened multiple times now, hypothermia from the extreme altitude actually can protect the body from the effects of hypoxia by slowing down metabolic processes enough so that the reduced oxygen intake is still sufficient to maintain life!

Article: http://www.sfgate.com...

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4/30/2014 3:36:32 AM
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At 4/29/2014 11:55:03 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
I was astonished when I read this, but it appears it has happened multiple times now, hypothermia from the extreme altitude actually can protect the body from the effects of hypoxia by slowing down metabolic processes enough so that the reduced oxygen intake is still sufficient to maintain life!

Article: http://www.sfgate.com...

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The one in four chance (estimate) chance of surviving doesn't fill me with enthusiasm.
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5/9/2014 5:20:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/29/2014 11:55:03 AM, Sswdwm wrote:
I was astonished when I read this, but it appears it has happened multiple times now, hypothermia from the extreme altitude actually can protect the body from the effects of hypoxia by slowing down metabolic processes enough so that the reduced oxygen intake is still sufficient to maintain life!

Article: http://www.sfgate.com...

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5/10/2014 2:01:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
>Read title
>Immediately thought of 6-year old doing LSD on an international flight.
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5/10/2014 2:04:44 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
"The Boeing 767 reached an elevation of about 38,000 feet, where temperatures would have been about 50 to 80 degrees below zero."
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