What If We Lost Oxygen For 1 Hour?

What If We Lost Oxygen For 1 Hour?

March 6, 2020 0 By Ewald Bahringer


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of your comments from a previous video at the end of this one. Today we’ll be looking to answer what would
happen if we lost oxygen for an hour. I can tell you right now, it’s a bad look
for everyone and everything. Humans, buildings, animals, the earth. It would be a bad time for all. And let’s figure out why. Well for starters, obviously, we need oxygen
to breath. Most human’s can only go so long without
it. If you’re lucky, maybe you can go a minute. Some even longer. But no one, and I mean absolutely no one,
can live without oxygen for an hour. Meaning inevitably, we’d all die with oxygen
for an hour. No surprise there right guys? Welcome to LBQ. I’m kidding. Not really. But that’s not all. Aside from us pretty much choking to death,
even though we’d lose consciousness before we died technically, our ears would also pop. And by pop, I mean explode. It would hurt a lot. You know when you go on an airplane, or take
an elevator down from the 50th floor, and sometimes your ears feel clogged in a sense? That’s because of the change in air pressure. If we lost all oxygen, we would lose approximately
21% of the air pressure instantly, and our ears would not be able to adjust to that very
quickly. Meaning they’d pretty much explode. Very, very painful. Now while all of this is going on, our skin
would also be burning to a crisp. This is because oxygen actually makes up the
ozone, which blocks out some of the UV rays. Think of it this way. On a very sunny day, without any sunscreen,
you can still get a pretty bad burn. Imagine that times 100. Our ozone absorbs more than 99 percent of
UV-C rays, 90 percent of the UV-B rays and 50 percent of UV-A rays. If we didn’t have anything blocking us from
the rays, in this case, the ozone which is made up of oxygen, the sun would absolutely
burn us alive. But between the bad sun burn and our ears
popping, we’d only be in pain maybe for 30 seconds. Albeit the most excruciating pain, most of
us will lose consciousness from the lack of oxygen, that is if we don’t lose consciousness
from the pain we’re already enduring. Then again, with such a sudden drop in oxygen,
our body’s would go into shock. All of our cells would die. So our death could also possibly be instantaneous. Isn’t this fun guys? Well guess what, there’s plenty more to
cover. All the skies will most likely turn black. Not due to clouds, but because there would
be fewer oxygen molecules to spread out blue light. So we’d still get burnt alive, even though
the sky would most likely be completely black. If that’s not scary enough for you, all
planes, cars, and really anything with an engine would stop working as well. It can’t burn fuel, therefore, down they
go. Between the cars suddenly stopping, planes
falling out of the black sky, us having the inside of our ears burst and of course being
burnt alive, surely that would be the end of it right? Ha, what a joke. No chance. It get’s way worse guys. Way worse. Anything made up of concrete would pretty
much turn to dust. As in almost every building, the sidewalks,
floors, bridges, you get the idea. Just gone. This is due to the fact that oxygen binds
concrete structures together. Speaking of binding, any metals in contact
would instantly become welded to each other. Normally metal is coated in a later of oxidation. But without oxygen, the metal would immediately
weld together. So between the building crumbling to dusts,
planes falling from the sky, the sun, it’s quite evident we need oxygen. I think it goes without saying that any living
thing, plants, animals, really anything that thrives off of oxygen would die as well. From your dog, to the squirrel running across
the street, which I guess wouldn’t exist anymore anyway because of the whole concrete
dust thing. All animals would unfortunately have a grim
fate. But what about the fish in the ocean? Or any creature living in the ocean? Surely, they’d be okay right? C’mon guys what do you think this is? Life’s Happiest Ending? You’re watching Life’s Biggest Questions
so you know damn well what happens to all the fish. They die. That’s because the ocean’s would also
evaporate. Talk about a rough day. Then again none of the above would really
matter all that much when all is said and done. The earth’s crust and mantle is made up
of about 45 percent oxygen. Without any oxygen, the Earth would pretty
much invert in itself. The entire ground would turn to dust, but
then there’s that molten core that would probably kill us. Kinda like a real life hell? Well we can’t say for sure if we’d go
straight down, but there would be catastrophic earthquakes happening from the entire Earth’s
core shifting in different ways. So all in all, no oxygen for even 10 seconds
would destroy our planet. If we lost oxygen for an hour, it would have
the exact same affects, our planet would most likely cease to exist if it lost oxygen for
an hour. Although if you had an electric car, you would
still be able to drive, because it engine doesn’t rely on an internal combustion,
the way airplanes and cars that burn gas do. It uses electricity instead, which would still
work. So I guess Elon Musk is on to something here
guys. Maybe he knows something we don’t. In case you can’t tell I’m kidding. Having an electric car wouldn’t make a difference. You’d still die. Now if you guys are like me, who had trouble
breathing while writing this script, you may have been having some issues breathing while
watching this video. So let’s just take a moment and breath. In and out. Three deep breaths. Feel better? If you don’t, go outside or something I
don’t know. But no need to worry guys. This isn’t happening. Our world has tons of oxygen. We’re not going to run out anytime soon. And like I said, if we did, we’d die almost
immediately so it’s fine. I mean it’d suck but we probably wouldn’t
be in too much pain. Hopefully not. Only one way to find out. I’m kidding. Anyways guys before we wrap up and read some
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