Archive for February, 2007


Friday, February 16th, 2007

Average weight of human lungs: 234 g

Average capacity of human lungs: ~6000 cm^3

Density of air: 1.293 g/L

Density of helium: 0.1786 g/L

Weight difference of 6L of air and 6L of helium: 6.686 g

Verdict: No, human lungs will not float if you fill them with helium. :-(


Friday, February 2nd, 2007

So apparently, no, my body cannot handle giving blood and playing laser tag in the same day. Or it can, it just doesn’t like to.