frustum at pacbell.net
Sat Mar 5 10:13:10 CST 2005
>>Now that is weird. I read somewhere (or saw a survival show) that EVERYONE
>>should carry a center punch in their cars just in case you car gets
>>submerged in water. Use the center punch on you side windows to get out,
>>otherwise it would be impossible to open the door....
> Although I can't dispute this idea, I've been curious exactly how hard it
> really would be to open a car door under water. You have air pressure
> inside the car trying to escape, and although the door would be slow, it
> shouldn't cease to open.
If you tried to open the door, it would indeed be impossible to open it.
Depending how deep you were, there would be (many lbs/sq in)*(door
however, that is the wrong solution.
Roll down the window. then go out.
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