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Mythbusters – Inhaling Sulfur Hexafluoride

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September 9th, 2008 at 9:24 am DanteVeroe666 says:

OH *gets idea*
sorry about screwing over your warning but this give me the idea of going to a child's birthday dressed as a clown and inhaleing sulfur hexaflouride and really messing them up! hahahahaha*breaths in* ahh the child hood momeories...

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September 9th, 2008 at 12:06 pm Captian Birdseye says:

Ahhhh...I also love to relive my momeories!

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September 9th, 2008 at 1:17 pm Stargate Freak says:

Is that a Goa'uld??

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September 9th, 2008 at 1:55 pm Lobo. says:

just remember that since its so dense, you have to work to get it out of your lungs, and as long as its in there you don't get any oxygen...

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September 9th, 2008 at 2:28 pm Thraisenth says:

Ah, you've just got to love Adam Savage :)

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September 9th, 2008 at 5:36 pm Mick says:

You know, when he tells you not to try something at home, it shouldn't be so tempting to do so.

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September 9th, 2008 at 7:16 pm moriartarian says:

This reminds me of a Jim Gaffigan skit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwg9B6Oc_1U

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September 9th, 2008 at 11:10 pm duckwariorrandom says:

What the demon?

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September 9th, 2008 at 11:49 pm Uber Asphalt says:

Now I want to try that at home.

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September 10th, 2008 at 5:18 pm RJ says:

What Lobo said.
Because sulfur hexaflouride so much denser than air, it has a tendency to sit in the bottom of your lungs, reducing their functional capacity and effectively asphyxiating you.

I have heard that hanging upside-down for awhile can help you breathe it out, but I don't know how true that is. Of course, hanging upside-down for too long can cause other problems...