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What would happen to Earth if it lost oxygen for five SECONDS?

Tuesday, 23/01/2024, 18:02 (GMT+7)

On Tiktok, a viral video reveals the consequences of Earth losing all its oxygen for just five seconds, leaving numerous people shocked.

On Tiktok, a viral video reveals the consequences of Earth losing all its oxygen for just five seconds, leaving numerous people shocked. 

One video In Tikok, several people were left shocked after a viral video showing what'd happen to Earth if it lost oxygen for just five seconds created a wave of discussion on social media.

What is the importance of oxygen and what happens when it is lost for just five seconds?

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The video has the caption: "If the Earth lost oxygen for 5 seconds." Image Credits: @mulligan.tv/Tiktok

All humans live on oxygen; however, have you ever wondered what would happen if the earth lost oxygen? 

I'm sure that several people are supposed to believe that the earth will be tossed into chaos and that the apocalypse will begin from there.

The video's creator, Thomas Mulligan (@mulligan.tv), offers surprising insights into a hypothetical scenario that imagines the consequences for humans if the Earth lost oxygen for just five seconds, leaving numerous people stunned. 

Mulligan, who is originally from Vancouver, Canada, is known for his videos about outer space, technology, the future, and famous scientific figures such as Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan. 

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In the viral TikTok video, Mulligan explained the hypothetical scenario of the Earth losing oxygen for five seconds, leaving numerous people shocked. Image Credits: @mulligan.tv/Tiktok

If the earth lost oxygen for five seconds, the atmosphere would be unable to scatter sunlight.

In the video, Thomas Mulligan explained that without oxygen, the atmosphere would be unable to scatter sunlight, resulting in complete darkness.

Mulligan explains that initially, the human body may not notice the absence of oxygen, but the sky goes completely dark. 

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In the footage, Mulligan pointed out the alarming reality of what would happen to the Earth if it lost oxygen for five seconds. Not only would humans struggle to breathe, but the absence of oxygen would throw our world into chaos. Image Credits: @mulligan.tv/Tiktok

Mulligan points out that combustion-dependent transportation systems would cease to function.

The TikToker explained that 'any form of transportation that relies on combustion would immediately stop working', so when the Earth lost oxygen in just five seconds, planes fell from the sky. The worst incident occurred when he pointed out that millions of cars also stopped working. 

The lack of an ozone layer would expose everyone and everything to harmful radiation, initiating a "cooking process."

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Mulligan pointed out that the loss of oxygen would make Earth an extremely dangerous place, with nothing to protect humans from the sun's ultraviolet rays. In addition to sunburn, our inner ears could also explode. People wouldn't have enough time to adapt. Image Credits: @mulligan.tv/Tiktok

The content creator continued to point out the horrible thing that happened when the earth lost oxygen.

In the footage, he explained that: 'The ozone layer would also be gone, causing everyone and everything to start the cooking process.'

The change in atmospheric air pressure due to oxygen's disappearance would cause human eardrums to explode.

If oxygen disappears, so does the ozone layer. At this time, organisms and humans on the earth's surface will be directly exposed to the sun's strong ultraviolet radiation. Such large amounts of radiation can burn us within minutes.

Additionally, the loss of oxygen makes Earth an extremely dangerous place, with nothing to protect humans from the sun's ultraviolet rays. In addition to sunburn, our inner ears can also explode. By then, people won’t have enough time to adapt.

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According to Mulligan, the biggest surprise of this scenario is that the entire planet itself would swiftly shrink and completely implode. Image Credits: @mulligan.tv/Tiktok

According to Mulligan, the worst-case scenario would occur if the Earth lost oxygen, causing the entire planet to swiftly shrink and implode from the crust down.

Mulligan added: 'Since the Earth's crust is made out of 45 percent oxygen'; 'it would also completely collapse.' 

While this hypothetical scenario captivates the imagination, it is crucial to recognize its purely theoretical nature.

Mulligan's video quickly went viral on social media, highlighting the importance of oxygen in human life.

Below the video, numerous people were left shocked by Mulligan's sharing. Some claimed that the complete loss of oxygen remains a distant and improbable occurrence, while others expressed concern about the potential consequences if the Earth were to lose oxygen for five seconds. 

One person said: If the earth stopped spinning for 1 second.

A second wrote: If the oxygen disappears, there will still be nitrogen, air will just lose 20% of itself, and light will still be scattered.

A third commented: You are explaining a scenario where earth loses all of its atmosphere not where it only loses oxygen since it makes up only 20% of our atmosphere.