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greyslip
05-01-2006, 03:38 PM
One of my students just told me that he heard that skydivers don't need to breathe because the skin absorbs oxygen at terminal velocity. I told him it was rubbish but I thought I'd better check with you.

CookingWithGas
05-01-2006, 03:49 PM
Do skydivers breathe through their skin during free-fall? ("http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=360418)

No.

Johnny L.A.
05-01-2006, 03:53 PM
Do sky-divers breathe through their skin during free fall? (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=360418)
Skydivers don't breathe? (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=127983)
[url="http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=63429"]Skydivers and the need to breathe.[url]

CookingWithGas
05-01-2006, 03:53 PM
Sorry, bad coding.

Do skydivers breathe through their skin during free-fall? (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=360418)

Still no.

Mangetout
05-01-2006, 07:39 PM
A sort-of-related (and equally false) factoid is that skydivers can be injured by the pointy tops of raindrops if they fall through a rain cloud. Raindrops have no pointy ends in the real world.

Speaker for the Dead
05-01-2006, 07:45 PM
A sort-of-related (and equally false) factoid is that skydivers can be injured by the pointy tops of raindrops if they fall through a rain cloud. Raindrops have no pointy ends in the real world.
What about if I shift position too fast? Will the pointy end of my heart hurt me?

Smeghead
05-01-2006, 09:22 PM
What about if I shift position too fast? Will the pointy end of my heart hurt me?
Yes. That accounts for 73% of skydiver deaths.

LSLGuy
05-02-2006, 12:11 AM
I heard that the other 27% die of asphyxiation from laughing too hard at the stupid urban legends that surround skydiving.