TIL rust can kill you. Rusting metal consumes oxygen and can lead to death especially in confined spaces like holds of ships. In 2007, three people suffocated one after the other in the anchor locker of a vessel because rust had consume all the oxygen.

Read more: http://maritimeaccident.org/library2/the-case-of-the-rusty-assassin/

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  1. Sounds like a cool idea for a space thriller. Not the whole film, but one of the threats could be a rusty space barge drinking up all the oxygen.

  2. This is actually a very common cause of workplace fatalities, and the reason the confined space work is regulated everywhere – Entry procedures, code of practice, etc

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