MadSci Network: Biophysics

Re: Would a human body actually implode at the bottom of the ocean?

Date: Fri Oct 24 23:46:40 2003
Posted By: Gary Treistman, Undergraduate, Gen. Knowl. Dept., Programming Technologies
Area of science: Biophysics
ID: 1064430832.Bp

Not really.
Air pockets in the body, if unequalized, would implode, like the air in 
the inner ear. But otherwise the fluids in the body would just compress 
slightly. Other effects might cause death, but no physical implosion.

In outer space/a vaccuum, depending on how fast you were exposed to it, 
all air pockets would rupture, kinda like exploding, and all the fluids 
would boil out of the body first from any orifice, then generally from all 
over the skin.

Yummy stuff.

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