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A New Way to Get Killed!

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The social forums on the Internet are full of breathless postings regarding a new product that promises to allow people to swim and breathe underwater. Mini Dive tanks "are a lightweight, portable alternative to usually bulky and heavy scuba tanks. With one scuba dive tank like this, you'd be able to swim freely for 5-10 minutes underwater, admiring the underwater life or doing some repairs on your boat." So says the advertising copy.

Mini Dive TankFor $159.95, it appears to be a small cylinder of compressed air that the user wears slung around the neck in a "hands-free" harness, breathing from what looks like a conventional scuba regulator....


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