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Subj: Re: How does Superman exhale more air than he inhaled?
Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 at 07:36:15 pm EDT (Viewed 59 times)
Reply Subj: How does Superman exhale more air than he inhaled?
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 at 07:19:14 am EDT (Viewed 119 times)
Quote:You know how, in most depictions of Superman’s super-breath, he just expels a huge volume of air, but he’s never shown inhaling an equal volume of air beforehand? Sometimes he might be shown taking a quick breath right before, but it’s never anywhere near the same amount of air as he exhales. So like, where does all that air come from? Does he just magically create air inside himself? Does the mass of Earth’s atmosphere continually increase every time he does it?
You can also exhale more air than you inhale. Just take a brief breath and then exhale all the air you can and you will notice that you're expeling a lot more air than you inhale. Everybody can do this. It's because of the "functional residual capacity", because a certain volume of air remains always in your lungs after the end of passive expiration.
And then, well, Superman is Kryptonian. Maybe his functional residual capacity is bigger than ours.
You can read more on this subject here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_residual_capacity
"After all, though our yesterdays may be different, we all share the same tomorrow". Gene Luen Yang, Superman Smashes the Klan.