View Single Post
Old 2021-01-17, 18:12   #78
The Carnivore
 
The Carnivore's Avatar
 
Jun 2010

251 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by a1call View Post
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...l-alive-earth/

Temperature – tardigrades can survive:
A few minutes at 151 °C (304 °F)[51]
30 years at −20 °C (−4 °F)[52]
A few days at −200 °C (−328 °F; 73 K)[51]
A few minutes at −272 °C (−458 °F; 1 K)[53]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade
I find it more surprising that people can also survive whole-body exposures to temps exceeding 151 C for a few minutes, without suffering significant injuries:
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/w...kiln.html?_r=0

Quote:
Later that day, Mr. Seo’s ovens are packed with something new: people, who huddle inside where the temperature still hovers around 200 degrees Celsius (nearly 400 Fahrenheit), so hot that synthetic clothes are banned because they can melt.
The Carnivore is offline   Reply With Quote