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The limits of the human body

LiveScience posted an article called "What are the limits of human survival?", which caught my eye. 

Most of us have pulled an all-nighter at some point in our lives. But I don't know anyone who did what one high school student attempted for a school science experiment!

LiveScience says "The absolute longest anyone has voluntarily stayed awake before nodding off is 264 hours (about 11 days) — a record set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner for a high-school science fair project in 1965. Before falling asleep on day 11, he was essentially a vegetable with its eyes open." 

The article also delves into the questions "How much radiation can we absorb?", "How much can we accelerate?", and "What environmental changes can we handle?". 

I know these are not generally questions you think about but the information in this article will get you talking with your nerdy friends today about the limits of the human body. 


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