How long can a person withstand 1000 degrees C?

Military studies have shown that someone subjected to this temperature would die after 18 seconds, though they could survive for up to nine seconds without suffering lasting damage. So in an emergency it may make sense to run through a fire, rather than flee it: at a speed of five metres per second, you could pass through 45 metres of flames before your life would be in danger.

Tags: 

Quick fact

Loading...