Oxygen.. I think it is from buzzfeed or some other website, i dont remembet.. WHAT IF THE WORLD LOST OXYGEN FOR 5 SECONDS? N mower: THERE WOULD . u . F TIF, Ea
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Oxygen.

Oxygen.. I think it is from buzzfeed or some other website, i dont remembet.. WHAT IF THE WORLD LOST OXYGEN FOR 5 SECONDS? N mower: THERE WOULD . u . F TIF, Ea

I think it is from buzzfeed or some other website, i dont remembet.

WHAT IF THE WORLD LOST
OXYGEN FOR 5 SECONDS?
N mower: THERE WOULD . u .
F TIF, Ea
EVERYONE' S
INNER EAR
WOULD
EXPLODE...
If 'ROGEN WOULD
I URN INTO A GASEOUS STATE
AND EXPAND IN VOLUME
NOW,
WHAT IF THE
AMOUNT OF
OXYGEN
DOUBLED?
PAPER AIRPLANES
f WOULD FLY FURTHER-
THANK YOU OXYGEN,
FOR BEING JUST THE
WAY YOU ARE.
...
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#4 - Rascal (08/04/2013) [-]
>insects
>picture of spiders
Something isn't right here...
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#37 to #4 - yournewestgod (08/05/2013) [-]
Both rely on they're exoskeleton to breathe, they're circulatory system is right next to the skin to get the O2 in. If they breach a certain size the O2 can't reach all the different parts of their body.
That's the short version of it.
Bio major
#81 to #37 - Rascal (08/05/2013) [-]
Spiders aren't insects, they're arachnids.
So much for bio major.
User avatar #82 to #81 - wiredguy (08/05/2013) [-]
That has nothing to do with it, the person who wrote the post simply used "insects" to simplify the idea, it isn't technically correct, as the same concept applied to other organisms too.
User avatar #170 to #81 - yournewestgod (08/06/2013) [-]
That's why I said both. Meaning both insects and spiders.
#10 - willysbilly (08/05/2013) [-]
>every cell explodes in a haze of hydrogen gas   
>everyone gets a sunburn   
choose one
>every cell explodes in a haze of hydrogen gas
>everyone gets a sunburn
choose one
User avatar #92 to #10 - brianhanerjr (08/05/2013) [-]
Do you know what NC episode that gif is from?
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User avatar #166 to #10 - Sunburn (08/05/2013) [-]
You can't escape me anyway.
User avatar #35 to #10 - hor (08/05/2013) [-]
Sunburned hydrogen.
#124 to #35 - iridium (08/05/2013) [-]
The sun is Hydrogen, it can't exactly "burn" you any worse.
User avatar #134 to #124 - hor (08/05/2013) [-]
It was a joke.
#97 - newall ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
i mean... i'm Australian anyway...

I can live with this.
User avatar #100 to #97 - aussieftw (08/05/2013) [-]
Double it
User avatar #9 - thepunchedface (08/05/2013) [-]
So does that mean if we breed scorpions and wasps in a sealed/controlled environment with a lot of oxygen and/or slowly increasing oxygen, we could breed giant/abnormally sized insects? If this applies to arachnids, how much will it affect those cute jumping spiders?
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User avatar #24 to #9 - jesusthegardener (08/05/2013) [-]
we could make real life cazadores if we put tarantula hawk wasps in there
User avatar #30 to #9 - minorian (08/05/2013) [-]
They actually did this in Japan with mosquitoes. They turned bird sized, but began drinking fruit-nectar instead of blood.
User avatar #55 to #9 - zeroxnight (08/05/2013) [-]
they would be in pain or suffocate in normal environments. this is actually why bugs grow larger in the rain forest
User avatar #61 to #9 - zombiexslayer (08/05/2013) [-]
You shut your whore mouth.
User avatar #142 to #9 - rottie (08/05/2013) [-]
This has been done before, it takes a few generations for any real size difference but after around 3 generations in an oxygen rich environment there's a size increase of up to around 40%
#72 to #9 - jakeattack ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
no man, sorry, it had to do with their evolution, they never were able to grow bigger because of the smaller amount of oxygen. so go back and time and increase oxygen, then giant insects.
User avatar #119 to #9 - wtfduud (08/05/2013) [-]
"Thepunchedface, founder of the NOPE factory"
User avatar #13 to #9 - ultiomos (08/05/2013) [-]
This seems like something I would like to try
User avatar #14 to #9 - geofalke (08/05/2013) [-]
The problem with this is that if you were to let them out, they would slowly suffocate and die due to the lack of oxygen required to sustain their increased size
#29 - darkvengence ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
I'd Rather have giant insects
#122 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (08/05/2013) [-]
Actually if oxygen in the atmosphere was doubled we'd all suffocate on the now-poisonous air or drown in our own bronchial fluids. So would most other animals.

I'm not sure if insects would survive because they have passive, one-way respiratory systems, but if they didn't then I guess they would eventually become large like they were millions of years ago. Also I think a lot of fish would die because of all the oxygen diffusing into the oceans.

Basically it's an end-world scenario. Plants would do okay, though. you know, probably
User avatar #127 to #122 - zzzanzitron ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
maybe if oxygen total was doubled at the first place...
User avatar #160 to #127 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (08/05/2013) [-]
what?
User avatar #162 to #160 - zzzanzitron ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
i implied that OP might mean what would happen if the world was created with double the oxygen level
#34 - profkitty (08/05/2013) [-]
We have the technology to combat them!
We have the technology to combat them!
#43 - wittypotato (08/05/2013) [-]
I think it's safe to say this would negate the meaning of everything else.
User avatar #12 - redrex ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
so all insects would be twice the size? good god, Australia everywhere
#21 to #12 - mishashiina (08/05/2013) [-]
Then what would Australia be?
User avatar #54 to #21 - foxtrotalpha (08/05/2013) [-]
It would be.... DOUBLE AUSTRALIA
User avatar #26 to #21 - nockae (08/05/2013) [-]
Death and destruction
#27 to #26 - mishashiina (08/05/2013) [-]
Sooo... Nothing changes.
#28 to #27 - nockae (08/05/2013) [-]
Pretty much.
#1 - Rascal (08/04/2013) [-]
If I'm not mistaken 2x oxygen would also mean shorter lifespans.
#2 to #1 - adriaan (08/04/2013) [-]
correct oxygen is one of the most important causes for getting older. a lot more people will get cancer
#70 to #1 - Rascal (08/05/2013) [-]
We would die instantly, humans can only surive in atmosphers with 18-21% oxygen, and the other chemicals in the air would also need certain quantities.
#73 to #70 - jakeattack ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
shut the **** up anon, oxygen toxicity only happens under high pressure, such as diving. but at pressure that would only be 20% higher, this would not kill us.
User avatar #17 to #1 - istoleyoursoxs (08/05/2013) [-]
So what you're saying is...oxygen is actually poisonous but it takes 80 years (or so) to kill us.....?
#74 to #17 - jakeattack ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
oxygen in the form of superoxide can be a free radical, and damage cells, so the theory states.
User avatar #25 to #17 - Onikos (08/05/2013) [-]
yep, we require it to live, but it also slowly kills us. the bitter sweet of life.
User avatar #31 to #25 - Tvfreek (08/05/2013) [-]
The fumes of asphalt are poisonous to us too, but take about 250 years to kill us, i think.
#123 to #31 - forszhen (08/05/2013) [-]
Just one whiff of it?
User avatar #163 to #123 - Tvfreek (08/05/2013) [-]
Asphalt constantly gives off fumes, especially in heat. So no.
#169 to #163 - forszhen (08/06/2013) [-]
Ah. Sorry didn't know if you meant freshly laid asphalt. Thanks for the bit of useless information though haha.
#76 to #31 - imus (08/05/2013) [-]
Something tells me you lack the evidence to support that theory ...
User avatar #112 to #76 - Tvfreek (08/05/2013) [-]
I couldnt find a source, i just remember hearing it from this genius friend i had. Youll have to take my word for it. If you dont, thats fine too.
#128 to #112 - imus (08/05/2013) [-]
It seems like you didn't catch my point here. I meant that it seems a bit hard to believe that there is a person who is know to have died from fumes of asphalts after about 250 years ... That's what I meant with "evidence".

User avatar #164 to #128 - Tvfreek (08/05/2013) [-]
While i was looking for something to back my statement, i did see that some people were sitting down and inhaling it because theyre stupid, and getting poisoned. But im thinking that a study similar to how oxygen kills us was done on asphalt fumes.
#143 - iowndemostest ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
Well then it's a good thing spiders aren't insects.
Well then it's a good thing spiders aren't insects.
User avatar #140 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
I want double the oxygen. Thats some really good bonuses. And then, insects would be more intense. The game will change. Australia will never be the same.
User avatar #144 to #140 - markthepoet (08/05/2013) [-]
swimming spiders dude
User avatar #145 to #144 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
What about them?
User avatar #147 to #145 - markthepoet (08/05/2013) [-]
they'll be big enough to swim from Australia to here
User avatar #149 to #147 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
Exactly. It'll be fun. They can't go below the water, use that to your advantage.
#125 - skiskate (08/05/2013) [-]
Having double oxygen would be awesome but then we would have to deal with these *******

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User avatar #138 to #125 - teamrocketninja (08/05/2013) [-]
Meh, a few cazador implants from the Big Empty, entomologist perk, and maybe a VATS boost or two, and you can hunt them with pistols. Just cripple a wing and they're harmless.
User avatar #148 to #125 - thegrimgenius ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
So that's how Borous did it!
User avatar #158 to #125 - steffenengan (08/05/2013) [-]
Everyone wouldve carried a shotgun or a handgun at all times. And we wouldve been more stressed about theese creatures, so we wouldnt murder eachother

#wordpleaseachived.
User avatar #129 to #125 - fizzor (08/05/2013) [-]
Cazadores ain't got nothin' on my CZ57 Avenger minigun.
User avatar #109 - apocalypticburrito ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
double oxygen would be the **** , smarter, faster, stronger humans
FIGHTING COLOSSAL SPIDERS
it would be pretty sweet
#137 - teamrocketninja (08/05/2013) [-]
It would also be much harder to put out fires with more oxygen.
It would also be much harder to put out fires with more oxygen.
#141 to #137 - omfgitsstsix (08/05/2013) [-]
As well as much easier to start them.
#96 - Bluemistake ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
>Get a vacuum
>Fill it with O2
>Insert insects
>Grow super insects

As OP's rule says: Insects body size = K*(O2)
User avatar #150 to #96 - atrocitustheking ONLINE (08/05/2013) [-]
You evil genius you.
User avatar #56 - explore (08/05/2013) [-]
But spiders aren't insects...
User avatar #67 to #56 - subaqueousreach (08/05/2013) [-]
Similar concept maybe? Arachnids have very similar body structure to insects aside from the two extra legs and 6 extra eyes. But then I don't know very much about either of them aside from having exo-skeletons.
User avatar #75 to #67 - explore (08/05/2013) [-]
I was merely stating that the image showed a spider with the text saying insect when the spider is an arachnid.
User avatar #126 - ewowo (08/05/2013) [-]
Giant insects -> Shows photos of spiders.

My butt is hurt.
User avatar #107 - herpaderderp (08/05/2013) [-]
The double oxygen applies to most multi-cellular organisms. True, creepy-crawlies would be a ******** bigger, but so would we.
User avatar #41 - xmonke (08/05/2013) [-]
If insects were bigger, we'd be able to control them more easily and they wouldn't be all over the place. Because the back yard and garden would no longer be big enough to live in, they'd migrate to forests and jungles. Also, the ones that tried to eat us would be easily found and killed and/or trapped, because of their large size. So, I'm totally up for twice as much oxygen if that's the only downside.
#44 to #41 - winternetz (08/05/2013) [-]
except for the whole poisonous to humans bit. we couldn't survive in that atmosphere.
User avatar #45 to #44 - xmonke (08/05/2013) [-]
Dude, that doesn't matter a bit. We're humans. We are the food chain.
#46 to #45 - winternetz (08/05/2013) [-]
i meant living with double oxygen, not poisonous insects. i agree though, us humans are quite good at taking lives.
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