I came to “quickly check” Tumblr and now it’s four hours later and guess I’m not playing Skyrim today because I want to continue the fic… (48% in with 15 hrs 46 mins left in book, says Kindle.)
Yesterday a 17 year female, who attends Lancaster High School in California, was beaten by a football player, on school grounds, for being gay. After receiving over a dozen blows to her jaw, head, eye and head, all he received was a 5 day suspension by the Lancaster School District. She suffered from a fractured jaw and multiple concussions to the head and the Deputy Sheriff advised her mother to re-think her wanting to file charges against the football player because her daughter pushed him back. The school ended up documenting “assault” charges on the victims school file, NOT the football players!!! To make things worse, the Deputy Sheriff warned the victim, by saying, “Just so you know, if you file charges against him, I’m taking his side.” We’re attempting to raise awareness and bring this story to light because Lancaster High School is trying to sweep this “Hate Crime” under the rug!
I was born in lancaster, Ca and lived there a good part of my life and let me tell you this: that place is a shit hole. People being abducted, the problems with drugs and over all racist shitty place.
Lancaster is crap.
"Klancaster" is not your Hollywood portrayed Californian town.
Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.badscienceshenanigansDo you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?
Well, let’s see.
To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful.
HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.
Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage.
And the GH-325 project was born
To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.
*Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project.
At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up.
Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case.
Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw.
So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.
Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair.
THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.
That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project.
This is the best science post on all of Tumblr.
I’m so glad someone bold-cited that, so I didn’t have to.
You are one of the Diplomats - an empathic and idealistic individual who enjoys exploring interesting ideas and prizes morality. You are known for your deep thoughts, strong will and intuitive skills.
I blame my current job for this! I’m pretty sure that I usually lean towards T, though it’s pretty much in the middle. The long description fits pretty well, though, and probably better than the one for INTJ, which I only took a peek at. I’ve also gotten INTP at some point.
INFJs are private, preferring one-on-one friendships to crowds, and often quiet about their own feelings. They are often thoughtful, artistic, and wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes.
I don’t even know/remember most of those characters so I’ll just list some of the ones I (somewhat) know:
- Edward Nashton/Nigma (Riddler) and Dick Grayson (Robin I/Nightwing/Batman II) from Batman
- Rufus from Bill & Ted
- Paige Matthews from Charmed
- Bruce Wayne from The Dark Knight
- Yamato “Matt” Ishida from Digimon Adventure
- Tifa Lockhart and Red XIII from Final Fantasy VII
- Yuna from Final Fantasy X
- Shepherd Book from Firefly
- Will Graham from Hannibal
- Vincent Crabbe, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew from Harry Potter
- Peter Petrelli from Heroes
- Kieren Walker from In The Flesh
- Kuroko Tetsuya from Kuroko no Basuke
- Aragorn and Saruman from The Lord of the Rings
- Trinity from The Matrix
- Merlin from Merlin
- Gaara from Naruto
- Mako Mori from Pacific Rim
- Matthew the Raven from The Sandman
- Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter
- Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones
- Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
- Allison Argent from Teen Wolf
- Ianto Jones from Torchwood
- Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood
- Jasper Hale from Twilight
- Fox Mulder from The X-Files
- Phil Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Neinka tagged me, but I’m not gonna tag anyone, so just do this if you see this!