week 7

Weekly Sketch

Commander Manny Punchstrong boards an alien ship to recuce his ship mate.

On October 7th 2006 Mitsutaka Uchikoshi left his friends barbeque to enjoy a brisk walk. he prompty slipped in a stream and broke his pelvis. He was found 24 days later, his body temperature had fallen to just 22C (72F), he had a weak pulse and was suffering from multiple organ failure and blood loss. Doctors belive that not only did he slip down a mountain but he also slipped into hibernation as the temperature on the mountain dropped as low as 10C.

He is thought to be the first recorded case of hibernation in a human. Doctors regularly lower peoples temperature to around 20C during heart surgery but this is only done for a few hours at most.

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