Women & Children First? Depends Upon Time...

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    Interesting article, makes sense when you consider instinctive 'fight or flight' reaction. With time, adrenaline goes down and brain kicks in:

    Women and children first? How long have you got? - life - 01 March 2010 - New Scientist

     
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    I'd happily go down with the ship.....

    To escape them.
     
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    I would stay around helping until the last minute. then survival would kick in and I'd have to go for it. Unless there was one of my own still in danger........then I would probably spend my final moments cussing them out for not being gone already.
     
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    It's really hard to actually know how you would react unless you have been in a difficult situation before. Stress has a different effect on everybody. People who have a stressful job like fire fighters, policemen, most members of the military and probably some others have been in situations like this and may have a better idea of how they would react. With most other people it might be a coin toss. You just don't know until it happens to you.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-bt81UBDLI]YouTube - Van Halen - Women and Children First - Could This Be Magic[/ame]
     
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    Also depends on who it is. People are more likely to save their own.
     
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    For me it all depends on how good looking the women are and if the kids are cute.

    I am a very superficial man.
     
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    ahh hell i would stay with da man....unless it was fire..then i am out the door before women children or sprint runners...going down on a ship....once you hit the water you will go pretty fast....i would stay with him....i wouldnt tell him that
     
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    i'd totally save all people.
    then i'd save all animals.
    then i'd save inanimate objects.
    i'd play a Chopin waltz on the piano first, though.
    then i'd eat a cathedral and jump from sumatra to java,
     
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    The spirit of Alan Ginsberg would love that post. He would probably even masterbate to it.
     

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