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Overpressure bombing effects (or why Zarqawi still had a face after the bombing)
http://www.alternatevoice.com/blog_archives/000148.html ^

Posted on 06/08/2006 2:31:15 PM PDT by Pukin Dog

One of the least understood phenomena of a bomb blast is overpressure. Everything in the blast perimeter is subject to a sudden and profound increase in air pressure. This wave of blast overpressure declines rapidly the further it travels. A person 10 feet from a bomb blast will experience nine times the overpressure of a person 20 feet away. But it gets messy and unpredictable. A person who happens to be standing between the bomb and a strong wall is subjected to more blast effect because solid surfaces reflect the blast wave.

You, as you read this, are subjected to normal air pressure of 15 pounds per square inch, depending on how close you are to sea level. The rapidly expanding gases of the bomb push the air out of the way generating air pressures of as much as 700 tons per square inch in the immediate area. But even on the outer perimeters of the blast area overpressures can be deadly.

The human body contains two principal air-filled spaces -- the lungs and the nasal cavity and attached sinuses. A human subjected to a bomb blast wave instantly has hundreds and perhaps thousands psi of pressure pushing on these cavities. A mere 15 psi above normal is considered the threshold for possible lung injury, so imagine what happens to those near the epicenter of a bomb blast.

The chest caves in. The lungs inside it are compressed violently in on themselves -- so violently that the entire network of pulmonary vessels connecting them to the heart and the rest of the body are sheared off.

When the instant of blast overpressure passes, the lungs suddenly re-expand, like a crushed rubber ball rebounding in the hand of a strong man. But now they are filled with a huge volume of blood, blood that should be flowing to the heart and other parts of the body.

Blood that would normally return to the heart through the left ventrical has now overwhelmed the lungs. No blood in the left ventrical equals no blood in the heart equals no pulmonary output to the body. Blood pressure -- zero. The body is instantly starved.

Up above, in the skull, at the same instant, the overpressure works in another way. The nasal and sinus cavities implode. That part of the skull called the cribiform plate ruptures, snaps and may be thrust upward into the base of the brain.


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I wanted to post this information because in my happy browsing of liberal nutbag websites today, the DUmmies are claiming that its all a hoax about Zarqawi, since he was not blown to bits in the explosion.

I thought it might be instructive to all to have a nice little detailed explaination of the effects of overpressure on the human body, and how these bombs actually do their jobs, while keeping collateral damage to a minimum.

Anyone who watched the video of the bombing should note that while Zarqawi's hideout was destroyed, houses surrounding it were left intact, along with any people they might have contained.

1 posted on 06/08/2006 2:31:19 PM PDT by Pukin Dog
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To: Pukin Dog

Dang! Kinda ruined his day didn't it?


2 posted on 06/08/2006 2:34:04 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Pukin Dog

I was actually wondering about why he was still intact in any part of his body, so thanks, and I must say a thoroughly enjoyed reading the gory details.


3 posted on 06/08/2006 2:34:34 PM PDT by Bahbah (The Dream Act...the latest nightmare to be brought to you by the US Senate)
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To: Pukin Dog
Gee Pukin, you mean the DUmmies may not have a clue?

Huh. And I thought those guys knew all, since they have all of the smart folks on their site (according to some of thir posts).
4 posted on 06/08/2006 2:34:41 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: Pukin Dog

Thank you for the info!


5 posted on 06/08/2006 2:35:24 PM PDT by djreece ("... Until He leads justice to victory." Matt. 12:20c)
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To: Enterprise
Dang! Kinda ruined his day didn't it?

Yeah, kinda sweet, isn't it!

I love the smell of dead jihadist in the morning.....smells like....VICTORY!

6 posted on 06/08/2006 2:35:28 PM PDT by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: Pukin Dog

Will chew gum help your lungs pop back out? :)


7 posted on 06/08/2006 2:35:30 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Pukin Dog

Thank you Pukin Dog.


8 posted on 06/08/2006 2:35:32 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: ClaudiusI

er, chewing. (drat!)


9 posted on 06/08/2006 2:35:58 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Pukin Dog

Very informative. Thanks.


10 posted on 06/08/2006 2:36:13 PM PDT by Jaysun (In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.)
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To: Pukin Dog

The DUmmies claim everything since and including 911 is a hoax, so why not this?


11 posted on 06/08/2006 2:36:16 PM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks for the post, good info.


12 posted on 06/08/2006 2:36:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Pukin Dog; AmericanInTokyo
Then sometimes their heads look like this:


13 posted on 06/08/2006 2:37:06 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks for posting this. I was wondering why he was still intact.


14 posted on 06/08/2006 2:37:20 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: tongue-tied

Gee Pukin, you mean the DUmmies may not have a clue?
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DUmmies aren't the only ones without a clue - I had to call a friend who's former special ops to ask how it worked. This article was much more visual in it's explanation though.


15 posted on 06/08/2006 2:37:22 PM PDT by justche (http://www.ingodwestilltrust.com/listen.html--listen to what country stations won't play!)
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To: Pukin Dog

Excellent post.


16 posted on 06/08/2006 2:38:30 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: Rennes Templar

Liberals go to sleep every night praying they'll wake up in 1999.


17 posted on 06/08/2006 2:38:38 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Pukin Dog

Wow.

How did you know that?


18 posted on 06/08/2006 2:38:40 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Pukin Dog

This is why Daily Kos, DemocraticUnderground, Crooks and Liars, Kerry, Gore, etc....whenever they speak I hope they speak LOUDLY and ROUTINELY.

The more they talk, the more I want them to talk so the rest of the country can hear these nutbags.


19 posted on 06/08/2006 2:38:57 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: Pukin Dog

I was wondering too. Thanks for the explanation.


20 posted on 06/08/2006 2:39:12 PM PDT by msjhall
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To: Enterprise
Yeah, I particularly enjoyed this explanation.
21 posted on 06/08/2006 2:39:28 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog
We discussed this briefly on FR earlier, Pukin. Thanks for the detective work. This is interesting!
22 posted on 06/08/2006 2:39:56 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: Pukin Dog

A fitting ending for the decapitator. It would only have been better if the blast pressure had ripped his head clean off and bounced it off the walls like a racketball.


23 posted on 06/08/2006 2:40:31 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Memo to GOP: Don't ask me for any more money until you secure our Southern border.)
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To: Pukin Dog

The thought of that demon suffering such a horrific death makes my day even brighter. I hear that he was actually still clinging to life when found. I hope the last words he heard before entering hell were "President Bush sends his regards".


24 posted on 06/08/2006 2:40:52 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: tongue-tied

Well, they do have Al Frankenstein, ya know.


25 posted on 06/08/2006 2:40:54 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Pukin Dog

Just reading this cheers me up. Thanks!


26 posted on 06/08/2006 2:41:17 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: Pukin Dog
Human beings have an amazing ability to hammer, tamp, shave, twist, and force-fit any sort of facts into supporting their pre-determined world view. DUmmies are particularly adept at this. In years past, they'd have been saucer nuts and grassy-knoll types.

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27 posted on 06/08/2006 2:41:46 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Pukin Dog

This makes me all warm and fuzzy.


28 posted on 06/08/2006 2:41:46 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Pukin Dog

You can feel a pressure wave just standing next to somebody firing a highpowered rifle.


29 posted on 06/08/2006 2:41:56 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks for the bio lesson.


30 posted on 06/08/2006 2:42:52 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (You go to Heaven for the climate; Hell for the company and conversation.)
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks for posting this information, PD!

Al Jazeera claims showing the photos of him dead is a violation of the Geneva Conventions! Now this is a sweet irony..how many times did they SHOW the tapes of beheadings, of dead GI's and on and on...and NOW they claim this?

The general who gave the briefing this morning in Iraq said there were a LOT gorier pics- but they CHOSE only to show the ones where they'd cleaned him up.


31 posted on 06/08/2006 2:42:56 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: Bahbah
...I must say a thoroughly enjoyed reading the gory details.

So did I. I love stories with warm and fuzzy endings. :O)

32 posted on 06/08/2006 2:43:05 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Memo to GOP: Don't ask me for any more money until you secure our Southern border.)
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To: Grampa Dave
A face ONLY A MOTHER could love.....blaahhhh!

May he be greeted by 72 virgins...all looking like Helen Thomas of today.

Ah....a sweet sweet day for Goodness vs. Evil."

33 posted on 06/08/2006 2:43:11 PM PDT by NordP (GWB/Reagan Republican --- JACK BAUER PATRIOT)
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To: RightWingMama
Even up close to an high explosives detonation, the insides are usually turned to jelly by the compression wave, milliseconds before the pieces are then sheered apart, then roasted by the heat. 20 feet of distance are the difference between being turned into meatballs or just blasted like Zarqawi was.

For some particular reason, I just love this subject today......
34 posted on 06/08/2006 2:43:48 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: tomzz

Try firing a hot .44 Mag in an indoor range ...


35 posted on 06/08/2006 2:44:06 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Grampa Dave

He looks better in that one. To me. :)


36 posted on 06/08/2006 2:44:35 PM PDT by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: SE Mom

Worst Job In the World: "Cleaner" for Zarqawi


37 posted on 06/08/2006 2:44:55 PM PDT by NordP (GWB/Reagan Republican --- JACK BAUER PATRIOT)
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To: dirtbiker; Pukin Dog
LOL!

Allah Akbar!
Allah Akbar!
Allah

KABOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!

38 posted on 06/08/2006 2:44:59 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: justche
Hooray overpressure.


39 posted on 06/08/2006 2:46:24 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Grampa Dave

"FROM WAY DOWNTOWN, BANG!"

40 posted on 06/08/2006 2:46:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: Pukin Dog
Wow! This sounds almost as bad as being incinerated in a big tall building after it was hit by an airliner filled with jet fuel flown by a group of insane, intolerant Islamofascist fanatics.

And it's almost as bad as being crushed to death by a large collapsing building or being forced to leap to your death from a 90 to 100 floor building by intense flames caused by a jetliner crashing into your office.

Is it as bad as having your head chopped off by a backwards, barbaric, POS Islamofascist pig? Or being stoned to death by your own family because you were forcibly raped by a member of your own family?
41 posted on 06/08/2006 2:46:47 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: Pukin Dog

5 psi overpressure at the Nevada Proving Ground in the 50's. Don't mess with rapidly moving air.

42 posted on 06/08/2006 2:46:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Snapping Turtle

This thread is beautiful!


43 posted on 06/08/2006 2:47:19 PM PDT by Rabid Dog
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To: veronica

Good news re the Hamas thug/enforcer/murderere getting Zotted by Israel.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060608/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_air_strike_4

"GAZA CITY, GAZA Strip - An Israeli airstrike Thursday killed the top Hamas enforcer in the Gaza Strip."


44 posted on 06/08/2006 2:47:25 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Pukin Dog

DING-DONG THE PR!CK IS DEAD,THE WICKED PR!CK IS DEAD!!!


45 posted on 06/08/2006 2:47:42 PM PDT by ohiobushman
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks for posting this, PukinDog.

Poor DUmmies, their widdle bwains suffering from "psychic overpressure" because the United States had a REALLY good day in the War On Terror and they have to face the fact that we ARE going to win it...


46 posted on 06/08/2006 2:48:11 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamic Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
It just works, baby.
47 posted on 06/08/2006 2:48:55 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: SE Mom

I heard the general say that too. I expect the gory pics & video will be on YouTube within the next week.


48 posted on 06/08/2006 2:49:10 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Tijeras_Slim
IIRC, that house was part of shot Teapot Apple-2 which was a civil defense structural effects test.
49 posted on 06/08/2006 2:49:32 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory... but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: Pukin Dog

This creates such a lovely, enchanting scene ... one I can play over and over in my mind as I hum The Battle Hymn of the Republic and watch the liberals implode in impotent fury.


50 posted on 06/08/2006 2:51:01 PM PDT by IronJack
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