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Old 05-03-2016, 10:45 AM
MrAtoz MrAtoz is offline
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Originally Posted by buddha_david View Post
You can't conveniently knock someone out by bopping 'em on the head. Any blow to the head which causes unconsciousness will typically result in a severe brain injury.
You also can't hold a chloroform-soaked rag over their face for a few seconds to knock them out, either. In reality, it would take five minutes or more to render someone unconscious that way, and you'd run the risk of things like liver damage, suffocation, and overdose resulting in death.

Much the same goes for "sleeping gas," as the Moscow theater hostage crisis ought to prove.

There's a reason that anesthesiology is a medical specialty requiring years of training and knowledge.