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Old 2021-01-17, 19:04   #79
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Originally Posted by The Carnivore View Post
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:
Only mildly surprising to me.

I've spent 20 minutes at 105C and a few minutes at 120C without significant discomfort.

Some USAF experiments back in the 70s showed that people can survive 120C for an hour or more as long as they are naked, sitting on low thermal conductivity materials such as cork, and have enough cool water to drink.

Hairless mammals have seriously effective cooling mechanisms.

I wouldn't want to try 150C though.
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