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    Before I start in again here. Let me say who ever cuts off communication between people discussing real issues. Has some hidden desire to take a chance of getting someone hurt by cutting off sound logical tested information.

    If anyone had bothered to read what I said. You would know that I did not say you can breath pure helium indefinitely. I never said that. But others trying to get the moderator to think that, did say that. And they should be banned.

    I said that I have breathed in helium for long durations over two minutes, and rather then being asphixiated, I was super hyperventilating. That also can cause you to pass out. And can also do damage to you if I am not mistaken.

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    I said that I have breathed in helium for long durations over two minutes, and rather then being asphixiated, I was super hyperventilating. That also can cause you to pass out. And can also do damage to you if I am not mistaken.
    If you know the consequences of it, why do you do it? Do you want to achieve death through asphyxiation?


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritai
    I said that I have breathed in helium for long durations over two minutes, and rather then being asphixiated, I was super hyperventilating. That also can cause you to pass out. And can also do damage to you if I am not mistaken.
    If you know the consequences of it, why do you do it? Do you want to achieve death through asphyxiation?
    Are you being facetious?

    Someone has to do it. Or a whole bunch of people sit around discussing incorrect statements written in books and safety information. Basically they will just quote and believe whatever they read. When the reality is something else.

    Do you know that the modern scientists in England at the time, said the same things to Benjamin Franklin for risking his life to learn how to stop lightning. By finding out that static electricity is lightning and visa versa.
    They called him a fool. They called him a liar.

    It is interesting how people supposedly interested in science do not want anything uncovered or brought to light. For examination.

    I was surrounded by people in fire fighting, and police, trained in resuscitation. And a nurse.

    I would cut the humor and ask real or interesting questions to get to the truth. Or bring out some other new and interesting truth.


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    Are you being facetious?

    Someone has to do it. Or a whole bunch of people sit around discussing incorrect statements written in books and safety information. Basically they will just quote and believe whatever they read. When the reality is something else.

    Do you know that the modern scientists in England at the time, said the same things to Benjamin Franklin for risking his life to learn how to stop lightning. By finding out that static electricity is lightning and visa versa.
    They called him a fool. They called him a liar.

    It is interesting how people supposedly interested in science do not want anything uncovered or brought to light. For examination.

    I was surrounded by people in fire fighting, and police, trained in resuscitation. And a nurse.

    I would cut the humor and ask real or interesting questions to get to the truth. Or bring out some other new and interesting truth.
    Are you always this reactive, or are you just PMS-ing? Jeez, lighten up. Also, define "real question". If i asked it, then it's real, right?

    And again with Ol' Benjy. Wasn't he the one who wanted the national bird of America to be a turkey? Well, as they say: birds of a feather flock together...

    Well, I'm glad you didn't die of asphyxiation. Where else would I go for such great laughs?

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritai
    Are you being facetious?

    Someone has to do it. Or a whole bunch of people sit around discussing incorrect statements written in books and safety information. Basically they will just quote and believe whatever they read. When the reality is something else.

    Do you know that the modern scientists in England at the time, said the same things to Benjamin Franklin for risking his life to learn how to stop lightning. By finding out that static electricity is lightning and visa versa.
    They called him a fool. They called him a liar.

    It is interesting how people supposedly interested in science do not want anything uncovered or brought to light. For examination.

    I was surrounded by people in fire fighting, and police, trained in resuscitation. And a nurse.

    I would cut the humor and ask real or interesting questions to get to the truth. Or bring out some other new and interesting truth.
    Are you always this reactive, or are you just PMS-ing? Jeez, lighten up. Also, define "real question". If i asked it, then it's real, right?

    And again with Ol' Benjy. Wasn't he the one who wanted the national bird of America to be a turkey? Well, as they say: birds of a feather flock together...

    Well, I'm glad you didn't die of asphyxiation. Where else would I go for such great laughs?

    Reactive? Isn't that what someone is supposed to do when someone says something. You react to it. That was my reaction to your post.

    The Turkey feed the nation once to keep the colonists alive after they landed here in America as Pilgrims. And then again later after the English burned the crops out, as they pulled out of America after the revolution. Both times the Turkey saved the day.

    The eagle flies out of his nest and kills a fuzzy rabbit. We could have eaten the rabbit. And the eagle is to skinny to get any meat out of.

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    William McCormick
     

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    I don't think you get what I mean, but it's ok. It's common knowledge that elder people have a hard time understanding kids. Don't worry. You're not alone.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritai
    I don't think you get what I mean, but it's ok. It's common knowledge that elder people have a hard time understanding kids. Don't worry. You're not alone.
    Not necessarily so. I am older than William and had no trouble understanding you.

    Understanding William is another matter.
     

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    So, back on topic...

    As I stated in the previous post, I also tried breathing in helium to see what it would do. It made me dizzy fairly quickly and I nearly passed out. It also made my coughs sound like a little girl's.

    So we are agreed that helium is not great for breathing in? Excellent.
    "The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." ~ Douglas Adams
     

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    Thread locked. This has been more of a history lesson than anything. This is not scientific discussion, it's personal squabbling, and it's not what this forum is for.
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
     

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