Survival time of Princess Kaguya in an air-tight bamboo chamber

  title={Survival time of Princess Kaguya in an air-tight bamboo chamber},
  author={Akio Inoue and Hiroyuki Shima},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
Princess Kaguya is a heroine of a famous folk tale, as every Japanese knows. She was assumed to be confined in a bamboo cavity with cylindrical shape, and then fortuitously discovered by an elderly man in the forest. Here, we pose a question as to how long she could have survived in an enclosed space such as the bamboo chamber, which had no external oxygen supply at all. We demonstrate that the survival time should be determined by three geometric quantities: the inner volume of the bamboo… 

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