A menu for the intrepid space jumper


6 Responses to “A menu for the intrepid space jumper”

  1. pupdog says:

    This sounds uncomfortable for sure, but I can’t be the ONLY person that immediately heard ‘Baro…Trauma’ drawn out like the old Pepto-Bismol ads with the Scanimate effects?

  2. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    The airlines should consider giving such a diet to air travelers; I’ve had problems with gas pain on flights, and I suspect the decreased barometric pressure in the cabins is an issue, especially for those of us who live close to sea level.  Of course, pain isn’t the only problem that results.

    • Work_Watch_Buy_Repeat says:

      Airliners are typically pressurized to 11 psi.  Normal atmospheric pressure is just under 15 psi.  Which means gastrointestinal gases expand by about 40%.  Possibly noticeable to sensitive individuals, but mostly not.

      Baumgartner went from 15 psi to 3 psi: a 500% gastrointestinal gas expansion.  That can hurt a lot.

  3. Layne says:

    Sure, but if he’d eaten nothing but beans, could he have gone even faster with a bit of “rear-propulsion assistance”?

  4. pKp says:

    So, no Red Bull then.

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