1. theladymonsters:

    magesmagesmages:

    sounds-simple-right:

    badscienceshenanigans:

    kbdownie:

    thegingermullet:

    Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

    I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
    badscienceshenanigans
    Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?


    Well, let’s see. 

    To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful. 

    HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.

    Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage. 

    And the GH-325 project was born

    To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.

    *Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

    At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up. 

    Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case. 

    Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw. 

    So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.

    Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair. 

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    THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING.

    That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

  2. clio-jlh:

    silentwalrus1:

    my ot4 beach trip 2k14

    I deeply heart that Steve and Natasha are wearing suits of each other’s superhero id’s, and the towel wrapped around Bucky’s arm, and Sam’s everything.

  3. last-snowfall:

    scratchthemaven:

    americachavez:

    actually I bet mcu bruce springsteen has multiple songs about captain america

    Think how hysterically funny Bucky finds Steve’s transparent semi-paternal pride.

  4. ohcaptainmycaptain1918:

GET OFF MY LAWN

    ohcaptainmycaptain1918:

    GET OFF MY LAWN

  5. amuseoffyre:

Just look at the way her eyes flick to his mouth. Just look at it. Just look at the way he’s looking at her, and you know what she’s wanting and what she’s thinking, and he’s right there with her. If he hadn’t needed to save the world, this was the moment he realised he wanted to live again, while he’d been running on pure grief and wrath after Bucky’s fall.
And this is the second after she’s saved his life. He was the trapped Damsel in Distress, and she blew a guy to pieces to save him with a fricking machine gun. And that turns him on like no one’s business.
This is seriously a massive moment of him realising that yes, he is pleased to be alive and yes, there is someone there who is watching his back just like Bucky did. And he would have had her up against the nearest wall in a heartbeat.
Steve has a type: people who are capable, attractive brunettes who have saved his ass more times than he cares to count.

    amuseoffyre:

    Just look at the way her eyes flick to his mouth. Just look at it. Just look at the way he’s looking at her, and you know what she’s wanting and what she’s thinking, and he’s right there with her. If he hadn’t needed to save the world, this was the moment he realised he wanted to live again, while he’d been running on pure grief and wrath after Bucky’s fall.

    And this is the second after she’s saved his life. He was the trapped Damsel in Distress, and she blew a guy to pieces to save him with a fricking machine gun. And that turns him on like no one’s business.

    This is seriously a massive moment of him realising that yes, he is pleased to be alive and yes, there is someone there who is watching his back just like Bucky did. And he would have had her up against the nearest wall in a heartbeat.

    Steve has a type: people who are capable, attractive brunettes who have saved his ass more times than he cares to count.

  6. 
…maybe what we need now is a ‘little guy’.

    …maybe what we need now is a ‘little guy’.

  7. qouinette:

sam wilson makes me sugar high
STEVESAM MAKES ME ALIVE
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    qouinette:

    sam wilson makes me sugar high

    STEVESAM MAKES ME ALIVE

    ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Gag reel

  9. giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

    giraffepoliceforce:

    Still pretty proud of my response to this.

  10. Make me choose: still-working-on-believing asked: Bashful/Shy Steve or Sassy Steve

  11. myadamantiumheart:

    steve and bucky embracing the ‘old man’ jokes as a new form of talking shit

    steve roundhouse kicks someone in the face, “oh jiminy, my hip” in a ridiculous old person voice

    bucky punches someone in the face, yells “get off my lawn”

    steve yelling “where’s my metamucil and my word jumbles” in the mornings

    bucky asking the guy at the movie theater if he can get a senior citizen discount because he’s like 96 goddamn years old and he’s “not getting any younger here waiting for you to shut your jaw, young man”

    calling villains ‘young whippersnappers’ and shaking their heads talking about how they had to ‘walk uphill both ways in a blizzard to the battles with villains back in our day’ 

    bucky smirking and offering to go get steve’s cane for him when he goes to leave the table, steve offering to go get bucky more depends from the drugstore and leaving a walker at the foot of the bed

    that one time bucky got tony to help him replace all of steve’s shoes with orthopedic trainers and then it turns out steve actually liked them because they were really comfortable

  12. amberemerald:

    meret118:

    hellotailor:

    chriscevans:

    CHRIS EVANS APPRECIATION: Uniform

    he is a cartoon prince.

    With that shoulder to waist ratio he should always wear Eisenhower jackets!

    I keep scrolling up and down to look at this. One of my favorite parts of the first movie.

  13. hedgehog-goulash7:

    sociopatiaparaprincipiantes:

    Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr Art by:

    http://hallpen.deviantart.com/

    Hallpen, the great.

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