Re: Vacuum Dirgible..

From: Christian Weisgerber (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 15:33:48 MDT

Spike Jones <> wrote:

> Speaking of hydrogen, yesterday I was talking to a guy in the Moffett
> blimp hangar with a hydrogen balloon. He had a small H2 cylinder. I
> asked him if someone breathed hydrogen would it make one's
> voice sound funny like helium does?

Yes, it does. I'm fairly sure I saw this demonstrated once, although
I can't recall when or where.

> But we didnt know if it would goof one to breathe hydrogen.

It's harmless. I think Hydrogen-oxygen mixtures have been used in
deep sea diving, presumably because hydrogen was more readily
available than helium.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber        

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