Tickle my balls and call me Samantha. . Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing New Medical Discovery A team of
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Tickle my balls and call me Samantha

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If
Injected, Allows You To Live Without
Breathing
New Medical Discovery
A team of scientists at the Boston Children' s Hospital have invented what is being considered
one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years. They have designed a
that can be injected into a perrson' s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their bleed. This
will even work if the ability to breathe has been constricted, er even cut off entirely.
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#157 - wonderlandman (05/09/2013) [-]
finally i can sleep under water
#235 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
You could inject someone then suffocate them for a full 20 minutes, they would still panic and thrash because their brain would think it's going to die. Excellent.
#321 to #235 - improbablyyourdad (05/09/2013) [-]
I wonder if you would lose the urge to breathe since your blood is being oxygenated.
I wonder if you would lose the urge to breathe since your blood is being oxygenated.
#323 to #235 - ditzyderpydoo **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
yfw
yfw
#303 to #235 - tormain (05/09/2013) [-]
We must try this
We must try this
#264 to #235 - analbreach (05/09/2013) [-]
That's ******* terrifying.
#180 - wardylocks (05/09/2013) [-]
I can finally take up a full time career as a mermaid
I can finally take up a full time career as a mermaid
User avatar #471 to #180 - malst (05/10/2013) [-]
I already have a career, all you have to do is be incredibly good looking.

Apparently I'm not a high enough level to post pictures. But it is supposed to be Zoolander as a merman. Guess the joke is kinda ruined now. I suck.
User avatar #397 to #180 - myrtille ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
You actually can make a career of being a mermaid right now. Places like Atlantis hire mermaids to swim in their tanks for long periods of time. They educate and perform at places like that. One professional mermaid could dive deeper with no tank than anyone else at a certain competition, about 50 ft or so in 10 minutes. You have to be in peak physical condition and learn to swim like a dolphin, basically.
User avatar #607 to #397 - wardylocks (05/11/2013) [-]
I'd totally work out for that reason on its own
#192 to #180 - winglit ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
good luck with trench foot
#195 to #180 - hammarhead (05/09/2013) [-]
Sharks don't like mermaids.
Sharks don't like mermaids.
#178 - TodayIAmMe (05/09/2013) [-]
and that's how Argonians were made
User avatar #307 to #178 - arstya (05/09/2013) [-]
I always figured a Dadroth got it on with a Hist tree. It would explain the Argonians' bad-ass ways.
#154 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
If you read the article it only works for 20 minutes.
#318 to #154 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
thats 20 minutes to hide under water
User avatar #188 to #154 - negativezero (05/09/2013) [-]
That's still a 20 minute balls deep deepthroating. Were can I get this stuff.
User avatar #166 to #154 - cormy (05/09/2013) [-]
Inject MOAR.
Get that **** into fking pills.
Take that **** out to the nearest lake, host your next Triwizard tournament.
Be a BAUSS and have UNDERWATER SEX.
SO MUCH UNDERWATER SEX.
Film yourself having UPSIDE DOWN UNDERWATER SEX IN YOUR UNDERWATER HOUSE!
Make your bed UNDERWATER.
Slap your sister UNDERWATER.
Ruin your homework UNDERWATER. **** that dog ate my homework bullcrap, my UNDERWATER HOUSE DESTROYED IT!
Play dubstep UNDERWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB
THEN DO THE HARLEM SHAKE!
#193 to #166 - dragonicangel (05/09/2013) [-]
three gifs for you. #1
three gifs for you. #1
User avatar #100 - gibroner (05/09/2013) [-]
good because breathing is ******* exhausting
#576 to #100 - jaquezable (05/10/2013) [-]
two hearts you say,
two hearts you say,
User avatar #101 to #100 - llamasandwhich (05/09/2013) [-]
*roll hue* Huehuehuehuehuehue
User avatar #103 to #100 - zakaizer (05/09/2013) [-]
If we don't need to breathe, then that means we have no use for lungs, so they could be severely reduced in size ( Just to complete the 'circuit'), or removed entirely, thus creating more space in the chest for organs... We could have two livers, two hearts, a longer digestive tract so we can digest poisonous stuff. Theoretically, it's a fantastic idea.
User avatar #106 to #103 - gibroner (05/09/2013) [-]
I didn't say it wasn't awesome
#108 to #106 - zakaizer (05/09/2013) [-]
...Fair point, didn't take that into consideration.
#229 to #103 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
but what would happen to the bodies natural response to breathe using lungs, saying it happened
#61 - lujan (05/09/2013) [-]
Don't accidently your oxygen with your marijuanas. If you inject too many marijuanas you'll become an alcohol.
#528 to #66 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
I love how the lion is like "he ded?"
As if anything could survive having it's entire head explode... Silly lions.
User avatar #603 to #528 - ajperry (05/10/2013) [-]
Cockroaches
#10 - blizzeh ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Finally I can have my entire apartment be airtight
No one will hear the screams
#526 to #10 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
You should have gotten mimes instead of clowns. Mimes don't scream when you cut their limbs off.
User avatar #120 to #10 - suikerpapa (05/09/2013) [-]
*sees picture, thinks:"GIGLEMAN!!!* my obsession has gone too far
#265 - znigga (05/09/2013) [-]
I can't be the only one thinking about Futurama right now.
#67 - ThpiderMan (05/09/2013) [-]
This seems like the kind of thing that could go horribly wrong in unintended ways and bring about a zombie holocaust.     
   
Or infinite swimming.  I dunno.
This seems like the kind of thing that could go horribly wrong in unintended ways and bring about a zombie holocaust.

Or infinite swimming. I dunno.
User avatar #107 to #67 - hydromatic (05/09/2013) [-]
Or both.
#194 to #107 - ThpiderMan (05/09/2013) [-]
Good god, they won't even need the snorkel anymore...
#230 - bemmo ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
One of these is not correct.
User avatar #280 to #230 - appleboom (05/09/2013) [-]
Playstation and Xbox
#4 - aasherknight (05/09/2013) [-]
Oxygen in your bloodstream would not suppress the urge to breath. Breathing is required due to needing to exhale carbon dioxide as to avoid poisoning and is caused when carbon dioxide levels are reaching dangerous levels. So even if you have this in your body and do not to intake oxygen you would still need to exhale, but the issue that you cannot exhale without inhaling rises and this then has little use outside of very controlled circumstances.
User avatar #466 to #4 - rsca (05/10/2013) [-]
So the only way to exhale is to fart... because if your airway is blocked and you got this **** in you.. it's got to come out somewhere... this really has changed the world... we're doomed for sure if we're talking about methane gases and green house gases... but who cares right? We don't need to breath it in we'll just inject everything with oxy bubbles!
#469 to #466 - breath (05/10/2013) [-]
breathe*

#475 to #4 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
It says it oxygenates your blood, but doesn't specify how exactly. Couldn't that mean it might possibly work by converting the CO2 back into a usable form?
User avatar #531 to #4 - flutterdoc (05/10/2013) [-]
what about under water?
User avatar #474 to #4 - pickstar (05/10/2013) [-]
You don't need to breathe out if you don't breathe in. You don't need to breathe in if you take these oxygen particles.
#311 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
I'm no expert, but wouldn't the need to exhale only be there if you were to recieve carbon dioxide as well. I'd imagine that this oxygen particle, as opposed to regular air, wouldn't contain any carbon dioxide?
User avatar #336 to #4 - wiinor (05/09/2013) [-]
Yes, that might be true, but It could pave the way to eliminate the need to breath at all
User avatar #277 to #4 - wittypotato (05/09/2013) [-]
Tarded question here, If you exhaled all that was in your lungs and didn't inhale again is your Carbon Dioxide removed.
#18 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
This isn't a breathe under water kind of thing. this would most likely be used in situations where someones being crushed under a rock or car. They could get them oxygen while they work on getting them out and then deal with the carbon dioxide poisoning that's going to be the result of not breathing properly.
#86 to #4 - beastarro (05/09/2013) [-]
You would just exhale for a long time as your body uses the oxygen that the particle supplies to perform respiration and your blood will still move all the byproduct carbon dioxide to the lungs.
#133 to #4 - applescryatnight (05/09/2013) [-]
not being able to inhale doesnt technically mean you cant exhale. if you were underwater, you could inject this and breath out when you had to. i may be completely wrong though, high school biology was never my thing. i once asked the teacher if ovaries tasted like apples or oranges.
#70 to #4 - HypoLast ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Um... You do realize that as deoxygenated blood passes through your lungs it will fill them with carbon dioxide regardless of where the oxygen came from. Simply exhale periodically and you'll be fine.
#517 to #70 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Um... You do realize that the passage of CO2 from blood to air relies on a process known as diffusion, and your lungs won't inflate by any meaningful amount at all, no matter how long you hold your breath? No. Oh. Well. Now you do.

If there's enough CO2 in your bloodstream to actually leave the blood as gas in the lungs, it would also be doing that in all of your capillaries/veins. This can actually be caused by rapid decompression (google decompression sickness). If this happened because you weren't breathing, then you're blood is incredibly acidic and you've already been dead for a very long time.
#534 to #517 - HypoLast ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
Probably should't be responding to lowly anon but here goes. Um... You do realize that oxygenated blood becomes deoxygenated by a process known as cellular respiration where hydrocarbons called proteins are broken apart to release small amounts of energy. The carbon atom reacts with the oxygen in the blood to create deoxygenated blood, red blood cells carrying CO2. This is independent of where the O2 came from.
Rapid decompression can cause this CO2 to be released in the veins but unless you're using this technology for diving purposes I don't see how that's relevant. What is relevant is that as long as the O2/CO2 balance in your lungs is off the diffusion will occur, inflating them.
Think of this as three separate events: blood gets oxygenated, blood gets deoxygenated, blood gets recycled. The exact process for any one step doesn't matter, all that counts is that it occurred.
#134 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
you'd be constantly exhaling, creepy
#441 to #4 - linktheherooftime (05/10/2013) [-]
What if they engineered the microparticle to move all the CO2 to your small intestines so instead of exhaling all you need to do is fart it out.
What if they engineered the microparticle to move all the CO2 to your small intestines so instead of exhaling all you need to do is fart it out.
#491 to #441 - electrosaur (05/10/2013) [-]
wise, and hilarious
wise, and hilarious
User avatar #14 to #4 - StumpDawg (05/09/2013) [-]
Technically, if you were to oxygenate your blood via a source other than your lungs, you would still be able to exhale. Your state ment that you must inhale to exhale is false. when the artificially oxygenated blood reaches the lungs, it would essentially dump off what ever CO2 it could, thus building pressure in your lungs. Think of it more like the exhaust in your car, as the piston cycles, it takes the fuel from the fuel cell, burns it, and pushes the fumes through the exhaust system, not back into the fuel cell. The only issue with this in a biological form is that it would cause discomfort, as well as perpetual hiccups as the diaphragm wont be able to readjust after each exhale. This will make exhale a much more passive act, relying more on an imbalance of pressure than muscular interaction.
#65 to #14 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Tecnically (I LOL'd when you used that word, like you had any technical idea about this), this would not happen. The CO2 exchange is only produced by diffusion. That is, by a lower pressure of CO2 in the outside (air) than in the inside (epidermic cells in the lungs). It is NOT an active transport, but passive. As soon as the CO2 rises its concentration to certain point in that bunch of air you're not going to exhale, it will block the CO2 in the cells from coming out passively any more. And the renewal of air that is naturally produced through air current without respiration will not be enough to lower the concentration on the stored air enough to enable the exchange, either.
AH, and if you expect the infinitesimal increase of pressure produced by the initial CO2 passive dump to rise the pressure in the lungs enough to produce air renowal by itself, you clearly don't understand why we exhale.
"Technically". LOL.
#141 to #65 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
We exhale currently because passive CO2 buildup and release is not possible, as we still need to empty the lungs to take in oxygen. The thing we're talking about here is a chemical that oxygenates your blood without the need to inhale more air. Therefore you my sir are an idiot. You also appear to contradict yourself in your own statement.
User avatar #407 to #141 - oregmes (05/10/2013) [-]
and i was looking forward to breathing in water
#454 to #141 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Actually, anon was correct, though not very good at explaining it.

CO2 is passed from the blood into the air (in the lungs) due to diffusion. The concentration in your blood is higher than that in your lungs. CO2 will (like pretty much everything in nature/physics) follow the concentration gradient and pass out of the blood-stream into the air.

If you don't physically breath, the concentration in your lungs will quickly increase to match that of your body. After this occurs, your body is no longer able to remove the CO2 and it builds up in the blood stream. This build up lowers the pH of the blood (more acidic) and causes Respiratory Acidosis. In short, your blood becomes more acidic than it should be and you die.

If I locked you in an air-tight box, there would still be plenty of oxygen in the box when you die. The rise in CO2 levels would be what killed you.

So next time, before you call someone an idiot, please be sure you're not wrong.
#497 to #454 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
PS: Look up Apollo 13. Yes. The ******* NASA spacecraft. There was an extremely famous problem with the flight.

They had to jury rig a CO2 removal system. Not an oxygen system. A CO2 scrubber. They had plenty of oxygen, but the astronauts almost died because of the CO2.
#376 to #65 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
found the 12 years old that just read some biology books of his sister
#520 to #376 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Pretty smart 12 year old then since he's absolutely correct.
#485 to #14 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Except your wrong.

The lungs use passive transport, not active transport. The CO2 is not pumped away like it is in a car engine. It is not pumped at all. It's just left to mix around due to diffusion.

Your body is not spontaneously creating CO2 gas in any meaningful quantity (there's not enough to exhale). If it did, I could tape your mouth/nose shut and your lungs would quickly EXPLODE. ******* metal, but it doesn't work that way.

The amount of CO2 in your blood stream is TINY compared to the amount of air your need to inhale or exhale. You need that much because diffusion is a very, very slow process, so you need to have it happening in ******** of places at the same time to keep up.

Think of purple kool-aid being continuously poured into a running sink. As long as enough water is being poured, the purple drank mix is washed away down the drain. If the water is turned down (or stopped completely), the kool-aid will start to build up. Too much purple drank and you die.
#488 to #485 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
inb4myterriblegrammar
#316 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Except you only breathe out a very small portion of CO2 with every breath, which means that with this in effect you would likely be able to survive without exhaling the CO2 for atleast some short amount of time, and honestly, when you're talking lives, everything helps.
#296 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
It only works for up to 30 minutes so unless you can say for certainty how long you can go without exhaling CO2 then you really can't say anything.
#7 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
If one hyperventilates beforehand they could hold their breath for long, hence decreasing the chance of paradoxical drowning.
User avatar #73 to #4 - pianoasis (05/09/2013) [-]
But if you were on a planet with only nitrogen or some other harmless gas you can take this micro-particle and live happily still breathing and stuff.
User avatar #304 to #73 - TommyV (05/09/2013) [-]
This is the first thing that came to my mind. Breathing on Mars. Being able to completely expose yourself while terraforming...
I just had a sci-fi-gasm.
#409 to #304 - tbombrtwo (05/10/2013) [-]
yea... don't think that would word. For one thing with the lack of a certain pressure the water in our bodies would boil away. Mouth eyes, muscles, etc. So theres one problem.
#505 to #409 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
1) You can actually walk in space without a suit for about 80 seconds (though you'll pass out from lack of oxygen in 15).
2) I think he was talking about a non-oxygen atmosphere of similar pressure to earth's.
3) He'd still die because he'd just start exhaling the oxygen. The diffusion that makes oxygen go into our blood can go both ways.
User avatar #535 to #505 - TommyV (05/10/2013) [-]
The lack of Earth-like atmospheric pressure would cause every fluid in your body to expand.

The oxygen in your blood would cause each and every blood cell in your blood stream and bone marrow to burst.

But before all this, the blood vessels in your eyes, the weakest in the body, would rupture in their sockets leaving a gooey and then frozen mess where your eyes once were.

This would all happen withing a minute.
#533 to #505 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Not true. You would freeze in less than a second or explode from the difference of pressure in your body and the vacuum of space.
#550 to #533 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Actually this isn't true. **** Hollywood for ruining science.
User avatar #537 to #533 - TommyV (05/10/2013) [-]
No, you wouldn't explode. The gasses in your body would expand, and it would be enough to rupture small blood vessels, but your body, for the most part, would remain in-tact.
User avatar #356 to #4 - thinegame (05/09/2013) [-]
The simple fix is to just plant a tree inside yourself... duh
User avatar #324 to #4 - guymandude (05/09/2013) [-]
I think the most important thing here is probably the fact that you could have oxygenated blood continuously flowing through your brain even if you are temporarily unable to breathe, thus -for a just a bit longer- preventing death.
#165 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
"breakthrough" doesn't mean anything except "step in the right direction". if you were expecting anything else your a fool.
#72 to #4 - tjbombardment (05/09/2013) [-]
only reason that we breathe is to get water to our organs.
#76 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
carbon dioxide won't poison you. only suffocate you.






what you think is the carbon monoxide.
User avatar #219 to #4 - Wingz (05/09/2013) [-]
you are correct sir, inspiration is a function of CO2 concentrations in the blood. As long as you diffuse enough CO2 out of the blood, then physical respiration stops- germans did this **** on goats or something to confirm this as fact

im raging so hard at this article.

it is a biochemical/physiological impossibility to forego the need for oxidative reduction in mitochondria with some ******** "particle" i dont even ********* bro do they even science?
#183 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
found on the internet
nice research
#506 to #4 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
What if the CO2 created just fills your lungs and you exhale it? Maybe your blood just fills the lungs with air.
User avatar #35 to #4 - acetrainerewan (05/09/2013) [-]
lets assume that its not being advanced for medical reasons, in underwater conditions we can still exhale, but not inhale. if we could learn, or develop a way of inhaling "fake air" or not inhale at all, then we could swim underwater indefenetily in the future
#60 to #35 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Try exhaling. Now don't fill your lungs with air. Inject this thingie instead. NOW TRY EXHALING AGAIN. With luck with that. Damn, you're stupid...
#173 to #60 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
your lungs would still fill up even if you didnt inhale.....
User avatar #317 to #60 - ilovehitler (05/09/2013) [-]
Well that's probably because we don't have the particles the post talked about in us right now. With these, the O2 would still become CO2, and build pressure on your lungs, and you'd exhale. Basically, you'd just exhale without inhaling.
#510 to #317 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
No.
It doesn't work that way.
Our lungs are not pumps.
We do not pump CO2 into the air of our lungs.
It's diffusion across a membrane.
Take as big a breath as you possibly can. Plug your nose. Hold it. If your body is pumping CO2 into the air, this would make your lungs pop like balloons. Are you still alive? Yes? See. Doesn't work that way. Now please go read a biology book or something.
#577 to #510 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
The reason your lungs don't pop when you hold your breath is that the partial pressure difference of carbon dioxide between your alveoli and your blood vessels is zero. There's as much carbon dioxide in your lungs as in your blood vessels. The Hering-Breuer reflex also inhibits further expansion. Exhale out, and the gradient will be reestablished and carbon dioxide will begin diffusing back into the lungs. It's not a pump, it's creation of a gradient for diffusion.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE
The chemoreceptors in your brain stem respond mainly to carbon dioxide levels (via acidity). Increased levels of carbon dioxide increase your breathing rate by chemical control. Don't forget the Haldane effect--high oxygen increases CO2 release from red cells. As long as you're breathing, even if it's a dead gas like nitrogen, you'll be removing CO2 just fine.

TL;DR IT WURKS



#544 to #510 - HypoLast ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
Under normal breathing circumstances O2 is removed from the lung at the same rate as CO2 is added. With these particles O2 comes from a source other than your lungs but CO2 still gets added to your lungs and lo, they inflate. Try thinking before telling someone they're wrong.
#472 to #4 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
The number of people trying to argue that you can exhale without inhaling is astounding. Go open and biology book and read about diffusion.

A great use for this would be as an epi-pen type injector available in science labs which use halogen gas fire suppression systems. They're pretty much assured death for anyone who gets caught in them because it just sucks the oxygen right out of you. Hopefully you can take few enough breaths (only to expel CO2) that you can last until the doors unseal.
User avatar #410 to #4 - bestdraven (05/10/2013) [-]
Tell that to the people with the degrees, dumbass.
User avatar #385 to #4 - jetpistol (05/09/2013) [-]
YEEEEEEEEEESS buuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttt
You could breath where there is no O2 (Other planets for example)
#563 to #4 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Says the scientist of equal qualifications.
User avatar #312 to #4 - TommyV (05/09/2013) [-]
It's an "elixir" of highly oxygenated fluid that will enrich the bloodstream with oxygen. This is ideal in ICUs where procedures involving the ceasing of respiration (that normally may have caused brain damage) become less of a risk.
User avatar #553 to #4 - somer (05/10/2013) [-]
Perhaps the particle uses the CO2 and turns it into oxygen in a symbiosis relationship. Either way I'm not gonna believe something I find on fj.
User avatar #286 to #4 - bjarkijon (05/09/2013) [-]
This was made to save lives and prevent heart attack and permanent brain damages.
The particles are composed of oxygen gas pocketed in a layer of lipids, a natural molecule that usually stores energy or serves as a component to cell membranes.
What you said is true, but in this case, the particles do not come instead of your breathing, but your oxygen intake. Doctors(if we're talking about the people who will most likely be using this) would probably remove the carbon dioxide from the body; however, carbon dioxide is formed by your lungs. The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place in between the alveoli and capillaries. Oxygen moves through the cell membrane of the capillaries of the alveoli and then into the blood. Then oxygen is picked up by hemoglobin, and carried to all the body cells. At the same time, waste(carbon dioxide) leaves the body by exhaling. Therefore, you'd have to inhale oxygen to exhale carbon dioxide. :)
#388 to #4 - wantabeer (05/09/2013) [-]
It's only meant to prevent patients from suffering necrosis or brain damage from oxygen deprivation. They're thinking 15 minutes to half an hour maximum. You're right, ventilation is necessary for more than just oxygenation. However, it takes a little longer to suffer serious danger from CO2 buildup than it does O2 deprivation.
#245 to #4 - spikeasdfaak (05/09/2013) [-]
Here's a quote from an article about this on Boston Children's Hospital's website:
“This is a short-term oxygen substitute—a way to safely inject oxygen gas to support patients during a critical few minutes,” he says. “Eventually, this could be stored in syringes on every code cart in a hospital, ambulance or transport helicopter to help stabilize patients who are having difficulty breathing.”

So this isn't made to be used in very controlled circumstances but rather during something serious such as an asthma attack like the people below me have already pointed out
#347 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
I read it's not caused by the carbon dioxide levels but something entirely different, if you paralyze someone's diaphragm they will not feel the urge to breath
#37 to #4 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
....can you really not think of any clinical use of particles that oxygenate your blood without you inhaling...really?
I think you've missed the point
User avatar #47 to #37 - aasherknight (05/09/2013) [-]
Why do you think I said in controlled circumstances, such as in a hospital.
#54 to #47 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
because when a kid is choking on a toy on the side of the road, and paramedics inject him with these particles, that's not a controlled environment.

the fact that their urge to breathe wont be diminished is not the point. they aren't trying to prevent breathlessness, they are trying to prevent hypoxia.
#175 to #47 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
why would an asthma attack not be the first thing to come to mind?
User avatar #498 to #175 - amsel (05/10/2013) [-]
Because I was too busy imagining my life in an underwater sea cave home
#341 - injerseyforever (05/09/2013) [-]
With the ability to breathe underwater we are one step closer to making Aquaman entirely useless.
Talking to fish Scientists, that's all we need now.
#214 - BurntBiscuits (05/09/2013) [-]
It's real...
User avatar #399 - jimmythesexslave (05/10/2013) [-]
This is going to make the sport of swimming almost useless.
User avatar #425 to #399 - dzubelyudee (05/10/2013) [-]
Naaa. They'll just be dicks and ban it, like they banned togs that go past your knees.
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User avatar #453 to #404 - supamonkey (05/10/2013) [-]
"First one to retrieve their rubber brick from the bottom of the Marianas trench wins."
User avatar #414 to #399 - woojestonie (05/10/2013) [-]
not unless blitzball
User avatar #386 - kanatana ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
It frightens me more and more every day how close we are to having real super villains.
#391 to #386 - someoneforamoment (05/09/2013) [-]
Oh, No! Iiiiiiiiit's OXYGEN MAN!
#398 to #391 - scotchxblock (05/10/2013) [-]
Is that a solid? Is that a liquid? NO! It's a Gas!

OXYGEN MAN, INHALING AIR FROM EVERY LAST BLOKE.
PREPARE TO SUFFOCATE, OR CHOKE CHOKE, CHOKE.
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User avatar #394 to #391 - kanatana ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
With the frightening power to not inhale or exhale!
#305 - konradkurze (05/09/2013) [-]
taking another step towards Space Marines

the hyper-oxygenated blood means they can survive in low or airless environments for modest durations of time
User avatar #325 to #305 - iizsimon (05/09/2013) [-]
6'7 is average basketball player, not 7'6..
User avatar #330 to #325 - konradkurze (05/09/2013) [-]
didnt say averge b-ball player, just b-ball player

User avatar #331 to #330 - iizsimon (05/09/2013) [-]
ah, my bad then
User avatar #334 to #331 - konradkurze (05/09/2013) [-]
i still want to see space marines
User avatar #56 - satanlovesyou (05/09/2013) [-]
BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!! BLITZBALL!!
#176 to #56 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
oh good lord yes. and if my research into ferrofluids and electrolytes is any indicator of floating water advancing soon well be in luck
#80 to #56 - ShadowSeer (05/09/2013) [-]
Yes Yes a million times Yes
User avatar #58 to #56 - spearpwi (05/09/2013) [-]
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#41 - Cleavland Steamer (05/09/2013) [-]
who needs to breathe when you have swag?
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