The most horrible ways to die
What happens if you fly through the center of the earth or fall onto a neutron star? What a man feels, going down to the bottom of the Mariana Trench without bathyscaphe? Physicist Paul Doherty (Paul Doherty) and science fiction writer Cody Cassidy (Cody Cassidy) appeared in the forum thread on the popular network resource Reddit, where he spoke about his two years of work in search of the most horrible ways to die. The experts responded to questions from users, who began to offer their own versions of the most violent deaths.
Two years ago, Paul Doherty and Cody Cassidy released a book under the optimistic title "And then you die", which gathered the most sophisticated circumstances of the death, and from the point of view of science have answered questions like "What if I swallow the whale" or " What happens if you stick his hand in the Hadron Collider. "
Experts looked at a lot of deadly situations, and here's the most interesting five, four of which, fortunately, did not threaten us in real life.
Is it possible to kill a man with a loud sound?
The sound is louder than 185 decibels is considered fatal volume threshold for humans. High volume leads to air embolism - the penetration of bubbles into the artery and its blockage. As a result, the blood ceases to flow to the heart and brain.
120 decibels - it hurts. 150 decibels - a volume of a jet engine, if you stand next to. The sound of 154 decibels are used to test the strength of the spacecraft. The explosion, which we know can make a sound shockwave that breaks the human lungs. Bing capacity of more than 190 decibels - that's something like. So yes, the sound can be killed.
What happens if you bind to human cargo and send it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench?
If you are just going to slowly sink into the Mariana Trench with a load on the legs, the banal choke. So much more interesting to know what will happen if you leave the bathyscaphe, being at the bottom. Basically, the human body consists of water, so you will remain broadly the same shape as on land. But there is a problem with the air cavities in the body: in the nose, throat, chest. Of course, they fail inside. And then you die. And squeeze the body does not even come up, but will remain on the bottom.
Approximately the same happens on the surface of Mars, on which a person can survive for about 15 seconds before the air from the lungs is completely gone.
What happens if you drill a tunnel through the Earth and jump into it?
This is a classic school problem in physics. As you know, take you to the other end in 45 minutes. But this answer is very boring, because the most interesting thing to happen to you along the way.
In fact, you'll burn up to atoms before entering the kernel, because the center of the Earth is hotter than the sun's surface. Besides pressure and air density are doubled every 4, the depth of 57 km, and after a 10-fold doubling (at a depth of 45 km 7) air is a density as water and will not sink deeper.
What happens if I turn out to be close to the neutron star?
If you find yourself close to the neutron star, then your body will break in half or by a strong and uneven gravity, or a strong magnetic field will destroy all the bonds between the atoms in the body, and it will become a piece of liquid plasma.
How to increase the chances of survival, if proved in a falling elevator?
Experts explained that the jump in a falling elevator is useless, but lie on his back - this is a good option. So kick distributed evenly throughout the body. If you stand, you will land already, and your organs will continue to fly to the floor. All hope that the elevator wall relative to fit snugly to the walls of the shaft and at the bottom there will a slight air pressure plus the fallen cable samortiziruet little kick.