Death By Tailpipe

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    Death By Tailpipe

    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?
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    Sarcasim ???

    Got a link to any of that.... even the National Enquierer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akachibisaru View Post
    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%

    My question is who out there is stupid enough to test this out?
    Anyone 'stupid' enough to have the testing gear, I'd think.
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    Well, if you suck on a tail pipe long enough............................................ ................

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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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    Re: Death By Tailpipe

    Working in an ER, I see first hand every day people who are stupid enough to do things you can't even dream of. And you can still do yourself with the car engine running and the garage door shut.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksgunner View Post
    Did I get up to early? What is this all about?
    I don't know. I'm going to file it with the one about what to do with your gun while you're on the can.
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