History Main / ExplosiveDecompression

20th May '18 4:40:05 PM N.Harmonik
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* The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident Byford Dolphin]] accident is perhaps the only real case of truly Explosive Decompression. [[{{Squick}} Be warned that the results are not for the faint of heart or those with an overly graphic imagination.]] Wiki/TheOtherWiki states: "Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined Diver 4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig's derrick, 10 metres (30 ft) directly above the chambers."

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* The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident Byford Dolphin]] accident is perhaps the only real case of truly Explosive Decompression. [[{{Squick}} Be warned that the results are not for the faint of heart or those with an overly graphic imagination.]] Wiki/TheOtherWiki states: "Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined Diver 4, that Hellevik, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to gradient and in the rapid and massive expansion process of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled moving to secure the inner door, was forced through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter. Fragments diameter opening created by the jammed interior trunk door by escaping air and violently dismembered, including bisection of his body thoracoabdominal cavity, which further resulted in expulsion of all of the internal organs of his chest and abdomen, except the trachea and a section of small intestine, and of the thoracic spine. These were projected some distance, one section later being found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig's derrick, 10 metres (30 ft) directly vertically above the chambers.exterior pressure door."
12th May '18 12:54:58 AM pidget_spinner
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* Inverted with the Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. The Gems are a race of space-faring aliens, which comes with several perks. One of them is that they are capable of surviving in open space with absolutely no negative side effects. This also means that three Rubies are currently floating around in space with no way of getting back to Homeworld, possibly for thousands of years since the Gems are also immortal.
9th May '18 4:08:24 AM JackG
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* Weaponised in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. In "World's Finest", Superman rips a hatch off an airliner to enter after it's seized by terrorists. The terrorists are blown towards the door by the escaping air (while the hostages have been strapped to their seats) and right into Superman's fist. It's not revealed how he sealed the hole afterwards, but he ''is'' Superman.
19th Feb '18 1:22:45 PM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': In real life, Mars has a mean atmospheric pressure of 600 pascals. Humans are used to a pressure of 101,300 pascals. In the movie, where being exposed to the surface of Mars gives characters eyes the size of tangerines, the pressure is apparently at -1,000 pascals.[[note]]FYI, that's impossible[[/note]] Even more ludicrous: after returning to "normal" pressure, those tangerine eyes ''go back to normal'', with no ill effects-- they aren't even bloodshot. This is explained if you accept [[spoiler:the interpretation that most of the movie is occurring in the character's head, and simply reflects his faulty beliefs on how this would work in real life.]]

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* ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': In real life, Mars has a mean atmospheric pressure of 600 pascals. Humans are used to a pressure of 101,300 pascals. In the movie, where being exposed to the surface of Mars gives characters eyes the size of tangerines, the pressure is apparently at -1,000 -100,000 pascals.[[note]]FYI, that's impossible[[/note]] Even more ludicrous: after returning to "normal" pressure, those tangerine eyes ''go back to normal'', with no ill effects-- they aren't even bloodshot. This is explained if you accept [[spoiler:the interpretation that most of the movie is occurring in the character's head, and simply reflects his faulty beliefs on how this would work in real life.]]
19th Feb '18 1:17:29 PM Smeagol17
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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 1 atm (realy, even less), then this is a bit overstated.

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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 1 atm (realy, even less), then this is a bit overstated.
19th Feb '18 1:17:04 PM Smeagol17
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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 1 atm, then this is a bit overstated.

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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 1 atm, atm (realy, even less), then this is a bit overstated.
24th Jan '18 5:23:44 AM GuyIncog
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** ''Film/KickAss'' has a scene similar enough to be a ShoutOut, though the LudicrousGibs in this film are caused by a giant microwave rather than a pressure chamber.



** ''Film/KickAss'' has a scene so similar it could be a ShoutOut.

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** ''Film/KickAss'' The finale of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' has the window of a scene so similar private jet shot out and the title character sucked through the opening. Interestingly, despite the window being the only apparent damage to the plane, it could be a ShoutOut.enters an unrecoverable dive, forcing 007 and the [[GirlOfTheWeek Bond Girl]] to parachute to safety.
11th Jan '18 12:53:28 PM GuyIncog
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* Seen in ''Film/USMarshals'' when a fellow prisoner tries to kill the soon-to-be fugitive aboard a Marshals transport plane. His shot goes through one of the airplane windows, resulting in a rapidly widening hole in the fuselage through which several people on board are sucked out, and ultimately causing the plane to crash.
7th Jan '18 11:57:28 AM ZachValkyrie
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', in which during a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, Corso and Cale escape from a smashed escape pod by using a fire extinguisher to propel themselves through space to the safety of Corso's ship. Corso ''specifically'' instructs Cale to exhale before leaving the pod. The writing staff [[ShownTheirWork did their homework]] on this one.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', in which during a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, Corso Korso and Cale escape from a smashed escape pod by using a fire extinguisher to propel themselves through space to the safety of Corso's Korso's ship. Corso Korso ''specifically'' instructs Cale to exhale before leaving the pod. The writing staff [[ShownTheirWork did their homework]] on this one.one.
** Unfortunately, this edit apparently came too late for the animators who drew the scene with both Korso and Cale simply holding their breath.
4th Jan '18 5:31:17 PM WillBGood
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A '''really''' unlucky character might suffer FoldSpindleMutilation as they're blown into space, ''then'' undergo ExplosiveDecompression.

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A '''really''' unlucky character might suffer FoldSpindleMutilation as they're blown into space, ''then'' undergo ExplosiveDecompression.
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