Monday, April 12, 2010

When Bachman Opens Her Mouth

weird stuff comes out...BuzzFeed has ten Classic Quotes care of MB. Regarding the above comment, she might want to try breathing straight CO2 for, say, 30 seconds or so- not enough to cause permanent harm, you know, but long enough to get the idea. Having messed around with the gas in teaching contexts enough to have had my share of carbon dioxide hits, I promise it's not pleasant.

But wait! A recent report from BBC (later picked up by numerous others) links high blood levels of CO2 to "near-death experiences."
Reasons previously suggested for the phenomenon include religion and drugs.

Those who have had near-death experiences report various encounters, including seeing a tunnel or bright light, a mystical entity, or looking down from the ceiling at the scene below in an "out of body" experience.

Others describe a simple but overwhelming feeling of peace and tranquility.
So I can see why she feels it necessary to defend the compound. Her entire thought process is dominated by persistently high blood levels of CO2.
Previous research has shown that inhalation of carbon dioxide can induce hallucinatory experiences similar to those reported in near-death experiences.
So there you go.

1 comment:

Darius Whiteplume said...

I'd love to say those are the two stupidest people alive, but I don't want to give them that much credit.

Word Verification: uniaryc

At first I read urinaryc, which is funnier.