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"Tanked Girl", Way to Die #710, is the sixth death to be featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part I", which aired on March 22, 2009.


Sandy (Irena Murphy) was a female scuba diver who cheated death after her oxygen tank failed and she was forced to make an emergency swim to the surface. She currently rests in a decompression chamber in order for nitrogen bubbles in her body to dissolve into her bloodstream. Sandy must wait hours before she can exit. But Sandy doesn't mind; she prefers boredom over death. Unfortunately, a maintenance worker at the scuba centre accidentally opens the hatch to the chamber. In a nanosecond, the pressure is released into the chamber causing the nitrogen in Sandy's body to mix with oxygen and expand. Sandy explodes, literally.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Irena Murphy - Sandy (lead: intended victim)
  • Mike Segda - Scuba Diving Expert


  • This is based on the death of Milton Krest in the 1989 James Bond film, Licence to Kill. It also shares some similarity with a publicized Byford-Dolphin incident that took place in 1983 which caused the death of 4 scuba divers after the pressure in their chamber went from 9 atmospheres to 1 in less than a second.
  • In Muhammad, Saudi Arabia a American-Arabic man named Dennis Guatosik exploded of too much oxygen in the body.

Segment Nicknames

  • A Lady in the Tank

Foreign names

  • Luft raus (Air out) - German dub
  • Muchacha Explosiva (Exploding Girl) - Latin American dub.

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