This is a discussion on Death By Tailpipe within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have what some may call a recent urban legend. It may be slightly off topic but it's a good ponder. I have heard or ...
I have what some may call a recent urban legend. It may be slightly off topic but it's a good ponder.
I have heard or read recently that new car emissions are getting so low that the amount of noxious harmful things coming out of your tailpipe are almost 0% The article or story went on to say the emissions are basically mainly water vapor. And no, I do not think they were speaking of hydrogen fueled vehicles. Which I have read truly emit only water out of their tailpipe. But any way, it went on to say that you could basically suck on tailpipe fumes without said emissions being toxic enough to do you in. My question is who out there is stupid enough to test this out?
Last edited by Akachibisaru; November 28th, 2012 at 04:45 AM. Reason: editing errors
Well, if you suck on a tail pipe long enough............................................ ................
If you didn't die, wouldn't you still have 3rd degree burns on your lips?
You'd just wish you were dead.
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Right up there with the "I wonder if this gun is loaded" pointing to head and pulling the trigger to "test" it.
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Newer fuel injected vehicles are MUCH more efficient, it could still kill you, but it would likely take a lot longer- and you would be sicker first. As for third degree burns from an exhaust pipe... The tailpipe doesn't get that hot; still hot enough to suck a lot, but not enough for third degree burns.
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There are plenty (and I mean plenty) of people stupid enought to try this. All they need to remember is: Where there's fire there's carbon monoxide.
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And this I found in the...General Firearm Discussion? I need more coffee.
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