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Hello!

I am doing a new Forum Topic train. This one involves some thinking. But it's not math! It's the fun thinking. The kind you can talk and laugh(and in this case, maybe yawn) about. So, what do you say?

This week's Thought Bunker:

If everyone in the world were to yawn at the same exact time, would Earth have enough oxygen to sustain all of us?

Well, what do you think? Tell us!

And now for this weeks best-thought:

 
Nov 4, 2009. 4:33 PMSeleziona says:
 yes, everybody breathes normally, no oxygen shortages, and yawning takes a little more air, but not too much. So earth would have enough oxygen, and half of the world is asleep when we are awake, so it would be highly improbable
 

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2009-11-23

what kind of crazy coincidence would that take to happen?

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Seleziona (author)2009-11-04

 yes, everybody breathes normally, no oxygen shortages, and yawning takes a little more air, but not too much. So earth would have enough oxygen, and half of the world is asleep when we are awake, so it would be highly improbable

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chopstx (author)Seleziona2009-11-17

Congratulations with your Best-Thought!

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chopstx (author)Seleziona2009-11-18
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Seleziona (author)chopstx2009-11-18
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chopstx (author)Seleziona2009-11-04

Oh yeah! I forgot about the day/night thing! Smart. Hey, that reminds me, have you seen the movie "get smart"?

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Tool Using Animal (author)2009-11-04

First, what proof do you offer that a yawn is of greater volume than a normal breathe?

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No, if everyone yawned at the same exact time.

I don't know if the air intake is more or less.

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.  It doesn't matter as there is no net gain/loss of volume. The chest expands in proportion to how big a breath you take.

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Fred the Penguin (author)2009-11-04

you do know yawning is a defence mechanism to stop other people stealing your air, this is why yawning is considered contagious

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