I abhor a vacuum

I abhor a vacuum

I abhor a vacuum

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Aug. 18 2008 2:04 PM

I abhor a vacuum

How long could you survive in the vacuum of space?I can't imagine I'd be a fun companion on a spaceship. But I don't think I'd do anything to deserve getting tossed out an airlock. Still, if I do step over the line (eat the last Mintie? forget to use deodorant? leave the space toilet seat up?), I know I'd last a little while at least after eating vacuum.

But it would still suck.

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HAHAHA! Actually, you don't get sucked out an airlock, you get blown out one. Suck implies a force drawing you outward, but it's the pressure of the air in the airlock that blows you out.

Hmmm. Now I see why they might throw me out.

Tip o' the spacesuit helmet (literally in this case) to Peter Sagal.