[ExI] human hibernation?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Feb 21 14:08:02 UTC 2012


On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:32:02PM -0800, spike wrote:
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> What do you make of this?
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> http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/02/20/swedish-man-survives-two-months-in-s
> ub-zero-temperatures-by-hibernating-in-car/
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> Do you suppose it is possible for the body to process fat fast enough to
> survive?  Bears do that somehow.

It was probably the emancipation that kept that man alive. Never misunderstimate
the powers of emancipation.

(Or maybe, just maybe, the man's own claims are not entirely truthful -- not that
Faux would care, it being Faux).


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