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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:45 PM

What Would Happen If The World Lost Oxygen For 5 Seconds?

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Reply What Would Happen If The World Lost Oxygen For 5 Seconds? (Original post)
MrScorpio Apr 2013 OP
tblue37 Apr 2013 #1
jimlup Apr 2013 #2
Xipe Totec Apr 2013 #7
ErikJ Apr 2013 #10
jimlup Apr 2013 #11
Cooley Hurd Apr 2013 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #4
Cooley Hurd Apr 2013 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #6
valerief Apr 2013 #8
Cooley Hurd Apr 2013 #9
SeattleVet Apr 2013 #12

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:06 PM

1. Spiders are NOT insects. Otherwise, this is cool. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:51 PM

2. Thank the ancient stramatolites!

All the way back 3.5 billion years ago they started changing a large portion of the CO2 in our atmosphere to O2.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:06 PM

7. And nearly exterminated life with all this toxic oxygen

Relegating the most successful life forms, anaerobic bacteria, to a few isolated niches.

It was evolve or perish.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:50 PM

10. Which also produced iron ore deposits

the O turned the Fe in the seawater to Ferrous oxide (iron) which settled out to the bottom of the oceans giving us our iron ore deposits today.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 05:34 PM

11. Its really amazing isn't it?

Life has had such a remarkable and significant impact on the surface of our planet. Fascinating stuff...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:53 PM

3. I'd be concerned if this was a legitimate threat...

...but, there's no immediate (or long-term) threat of this. Not sure why you thought this is relevant?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:59 PM

4. There's gonna be a fake hearing on UFOs....

And as we all know, they're coming for our oxygen.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:01 PM

5. ...and our PRECIOUS body fluids. AND Old People's Medicine!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:05 PM

6. And our gold....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:41 PM

9. It's not our gold... it's Curley's!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 07:14 PM

12. Another downside to (at the end) the doubling of oxygen...

Pretty much any spark would start a conflagration that would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to put out. A single lightning strike (out of the thousands that happen every day) would pretty much mean the end of everything.

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