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Can Hanging Upside Down Kill You?

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Your big brother double-dog dared you to hang upside down for as long as you can handle it. You'll show him! While you're hanging in the air for what seems like an eternity, your head starts to feel like it's blowing up. In comes mom, and she ruins all of the fun. So how long could you have hung upside down before it eventually killed you? Find out in the following video, and learn more about reverse/inverse suspensions.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 9, 2017

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