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(Slate)   A Nigerian boat cook survived for 60 hrs. 100 ft. under water in a small bubble of trapped air. Now for the physics   (slate.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-19 09:10:04 AM
Thank God, now he can send me my long lost uncle's inheritance
 
2013-06-19 09:59:42 AM
Today's special will be a case of the bends with a side dish of screaming agony.
 
2013-06-19 10:26:13 AM
Dear Sir,

I am a Nigerian cook trapped under water and I need your help to get out.  If you could send a life preserver, I will return the favor by sending a sizable cache of canned  shinkafa.


/Canned shinkafa?   Forget it!
 
2013-06-19 10:29:13 AM
Was his own fault for trying to cook the boat to begin with.
 
2013-06-19 10:33:07 AM
Done in 3.
 
2013-06-19 10:47:04 AM
Again? This is the third time this has happened on Fark lately.
 
2013-06-19 11:01:50 AM

Weatherkiss: Again? This is the third time this has happened on Fark lately.


I don't want to be the one to burst the bubble, but I think we need some new material.  It'll be a breath of fresh air.
 
2013-06-19 11:10:53 AM

Elegy: Today's special will be a case of the bends with a side dish of screaming agony.


It's the sound of his crewmates being nibbled by the sea life I personally would have found unnerving. In total darkness, standing in cold water, I mean.
 
2013-06-19 11:11:17 AM
Wow this same guy has been trapped in an air bubble underneath an upturned ship THREE TIMES? It must be so because thats how many times I have seen this  article on Fark in the past week. He needs to find a new line of work.
 
2013-06-19 11:12:09 AM

Weatherkiss: Again? This is the third time this has happened on Fark lately.


This story is as fake as it was the first time we saw it a few days back. African and Indian news sources tend to highly 'extend' the 'facts' of these sorts of articles.
 
2013-06-19 12:25:40 PM
On the next episode of Mythbusters, Jaime and Adam test a myth where a Nigerian boat cook supposedly survived for 60 hours in over 100ft of water in a trapped bubble of air. Jaime was quoted after the test as saying, "This myth is totally busted."
 
2013-06-19 12:29:42 PM
www.joeguide.com
Unimpressed.
 
2013-06-19 01:25:45 PM

Elzar: Weatherkiss: Again? This is the third time this has happened on Fark lately.

This story is as fake as it was the first time we saw it a few days back. African and Indian news sources tend to highly 'extend' the 'facts' of these sorts of articles.


The article is about the feasibility of survival based on the amount of air needed and how the co2 was filtered out. It's not a repeat.
 
2013-06-19 02:24:12 PM
Humans require 10 cubic meters of air per day. So for Okene to continue breathing for 60 hours, he needed 25 cubic meters of air. (Even if his metabolism changed in the cold water, Umansky says, this is still a safe estimate).

Assuming that the 10m3 of air is correct, I think people could do with less. Consider the fact that people also breathe out some of the oxygen with every breath taken. That would mean that someone could go on for a while before the oxygen content of the entire bubble was exhausted.
 
2013-06-19 02:28:05 PM
Hypothermia. 60 hours in 4C water with thermal conductivity >20x that of air =  1-3 hours to death.
 
2013-06-19 04:01:07 PM
How pruney was that dude?
 
2013-06-19 05:44:25 PM

Vegetative reproduction: Hypothermia. 60 hours in 4C water with thermal conductivity >20x that of air =  1-3 hours to death.


He just kept peeing in the water whenever he got cold.
 
2013-06-19 05:45:14 PM
How did he get out???
 
2013-06-19 06:53:28 PM
What I can't figure out is how he would survive the temperatures, even if they were relatively high.  Then the associated bends that must have come when he was pulled out from that depth.
 
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