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How Long Would Luke Survive in a Tauntaun?

Posted by LiveFor on January 1, 2010

I can’t honestly say that I ever wondered how long Luke would live when Han put him in the corpse of his Tauntaun on Hoth. However, Wolf Gnards (cool name. Monster Squad inspired if I guess correctly) have put some thought to it.

In a normal environment, a carcass gets cold in 8 to 36 hours losing an average rate of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. However, the ice world of Hoth is not an average environment. The Star Wars database lists that Hoth reaches nightly temperatures of -60 F. In a frigid, sub-zero environment, body heat can be lost almost 32 times faster. This means a Tauntaun’s body heat could drop almost 51.2 F every hour. Considering that Han Solo’s Tauntaun died of severe hypothermia even before it was cut open with Luke’s light saber, one could assume it’s core body temperature was already well below normal. The problem for Luke is if the Tauntaun’s body temperature reaches freezing point those once toasty guts, blood, and assorted alien goo, will in fact become a frozen coffin. If the Tauntaun died of cardiac arrest due to hypothermia with an average body temperature of 75 F (23 C), and if Tauntaun blood freezes at 28.4 F (-2 C), then Han has roughly 56 minutes to set up a shelter before Luke once again is in danger of losing his life in the barren wasteland of Hoth.

Does that sound feasible to you? You could always make your own Tauntaun costume or Tauntaun wedding cake.

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Tauntaun costume

Posted by LiveFor on November 16, 2009

Just incredible. Where the hell do you start making that?

Source: Topless Robot

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Dead Tauntaun Wedding Cake – I thought it smelt bad on the outside

Posted by LiveFor on October 25, 2009

cake2Yes this is a wedding cake in the shape of a dead Tauntaun with Luke Skywalker in its guts.
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Source: Gizmodo

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