theladymonsters:

magesmagesmages:

sounds-simple-right:

badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

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.
badscienceshenanigans
Do 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. 

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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. 

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egriz:

Regeneration outtake.

(Disclaimer: I love Capaldi)

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tiffanyb:

girl-detective:

I do not know what show this from, but I can confirm the Nancy Drew statistic is true.

It’s from Castle (Fillion is a mystery writer observing a detective named Kate Beckitt), but it threw me for a second because the other guy is currently playing Branch Connolly on Longmire.

But: Way to go Castle for sticking up for Nancy Drew.

AND for failing to be insulted by being called a girl.

kateordie:

havok-and-turner:

Ok but get this

Alan Cumming

Dream husband

MURDER

wolvensnothere:

osheamobile:

mewkeere:

sielic:

myokcupidtragedy:

comicgone:

*facepalms through the back of my skull*

NEXT

But… it doesn’t mean where at all.

Doesnt it basically mean ‘because’ or ‘why’ (as in this is why, not the questioning why) something like that, ‘the reason for’… *totes not an English major*

Why are you who you are, Romeo? Why must your family be at odds with mine? Why must the Montagues must always be fronting, it totally comes between us! WHY CAN WE NOT SWAG OUR YOLOS THE WAY WE COULD IF YOUR NAME WAS DIFFERENT

That last line might be the most perfect R+J adaptation since Baz Lurman.


 Made me snork in the allergy shot waiting room.

wolvensnothere:

osheamobile:

mewkeere:

sielic:

myokcupidtragedy:

comicgone:

*facepalms through the back of my skull*

NEXT

But… it doesn’t mean where at all.

Doesnt it basically mean ‘because’ or ‘why’ (as in this is why, not the questioning why) something like that, ‘the reason for’… *totes not an English major*

Why are you who you are, Romeo? Why must your family be at odds with mine? Why must the Montagues must always be fronting, it totally comes between us! WHY CAN WE NOT SWAG OUR YOLOS THE WAY WE COULD IF YOUR NAME WAS DIFFERENT

That last line might be the most perfect R+J adaptation since Baz Lurman.

Made me snork in the allergy shot waiting room.

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I’m waiting for my kid by the playground to get out of school…

get-your-ass-in-the-impala:

get-your-ass-in-the-impala:

get-your-ass-in-the-impala:

And he just ran by with plastic Cap shield screaming, “Take down Hydra!” with about eight other kids chasing him. 

Omg, he just skidded to a halt and back tracked and said, “Hey mom!” And he plucked one little girl from the cluster of boys and said, “This is Black Widow!”

That was so Steve Rogers it hurt. 

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luviosa:

There are a surprising number of cop themed text posts out there

I love these things. Have I already reblogged this one? I don’t care. Here is is, possibly again.

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