Re: Vacuum Dirgible..

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 20:57:17 MDT

> Spike Jones <> wrote:
> > asked him if someone breathed hydrogen would it make one's
> > voice sound funny like helium does?
> > But we didnt know if it would goof one to breathe hydrogen.
> Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> It's harmless. I think Hydrogen-oxygen mixtures have been used in
> deep sea diving, presumably because hydrogen was more readily
> available than helium.

I checked it out at work today and learned that hydrogen is not
poisonous but is considered and asphyxiant, since it displaces
oxygen, same as helium would. I am swayed by Doug Jones'
static-electricity-ticket-to-the-Darwin-award argument, wherein
if one *were* to blow oneself hollow breathing hydrogen, ones
name would forever be synonymous with the term *idiot*, as if
"spike Jones" is not already bad enough in that way. {8^D spike

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