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Old 14 December 2009, 05:47 AM
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Blow Your Top Breast Implants Exploding at High Altitudes?

We’ve all heard the horror stories: A buxom young woman with breast implants boards a plane en route to an exotic locale. She is planning a relaxing getaway, but mid-flight, the plane loses cabin pressure. Suddenly, her breast implants begin to expand inside her body, countering the decrease in external pressure, and putting a tremendous strain on her skin and muscle. The pain becomes unbearable until the unthinkable happens: her implants burst.

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Old 14 December 2009, 06:35 AM
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I suppose that could happen if the implants were filled with a gas, but to the best of my knowledge they aren't.
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Old 14 December 2009, 08:21 AM
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That's what that video said. It was quite laborious to watch but when it finally got to the end, that's what it said.
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Old 14 December 2009, 08:57 AM
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Laborious isn't the word really - they could have left 7/8 of the footage on the cutting room floor and still made the point.

The myth I heard was about those inflatable bras one used to be able to get - maybe still can. http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=4380 exploding; but that of course as a tale doesn't have the added excitement of someones chest exploding in the style of John Hurt in Alien
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Old 14 December 2009, 09:42 AM
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Mythbusters covered this one.... it just doesn't happen. They determined that a human would die from extreme negative pressure long before the implants do anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVsXBnV0guw Video contains actual breast implants implanted in a ballistics gel chest... so NSFW maybe?
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