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I actually did a report on this last year! The substance is called perfluorocarbon and because of its unique nature, it can hold enough oxygen inside of it for you to breathe it. You can breathe safely while inside it, but sometimes the transition from breathing in the perfluorocarbon and the air can be painful or uncomfortable as your lungs try to push the liquid out of them. In Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol, the process of reverting back to breathing the air can feel like being birthed.
thank you friend
how the fuck do they know what being birthed feels like
This liquid is used in modern torture. It is similar to water boarding. A victim is placed in a small completely dark box. The box is then filled with the liquid. The victim thinks they are drowning as they breath the liquid in. Most pass out from fear at this point or they just sit there in the liquid in pitch black, apparently breathing ‘water’. Often it leads to the thought that they are in fact dead. It is completely terrifying. Then the box is opened and they are violently pulled from it. As said before the transition from liquid to air is none too pleasant. You might be told something like, they resuscitated you and to tell them what you know or they will “drown” you again.
You can “drown” someone and be sure that they won’t be harmed
You all needed to know this.
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No you guys, the best hing is, this could save lives! Imagine public pools, school pools, and under water performance tanks being filled with this stuff!
there would be no more news reports about unnatended children drowning in at home pools, or kids drowning in the deep ends of public pools, or under water performers drowning due to air tube malfunctions!
Why werent these the first things to come to mind to the people who invented this, why was this first used for torturing instead of helping!?
this is the first ive heard of perfluorocarbons being used in torture, i always thought they were used to help.
perflurocarbon is more dense than water, so you will not sink into a swimming pool filled with pfc the same way you would in water. the viscosity of pfc requires much more energy to breathe than taking in a lungful of water. to add to the fun, ejecting the stuff from your lungs will range from strong discomfort to hurting-like-hell.
perfluorocarbon costs $1000 a liter and is not publicly available for sale.
this pool would cost $45,000 to fill:
this one would run you $6.5 million:
this little thing will run you $72,679,000:
^why don’t you just fill that bad boy with some nice cognac instead for the low low price of $1,209,024?
and you would have to refill it because it evaporates. due to costs, it’s reserved for medical emergencies, deep-sea dives, and there’s talk about using it for space operations.