Goof: As an act of protest, Vedek Yassim commits suicide, hanging herself by jumping off the Promenade balcony. For a human, jumping from that height with a noose around one's neck would be likely to result in decapitation rather than strangling or cervical fracture. Assuming that Bajoran and human physiologies are roughly similar, the result should have been the same for the Vedek. In hanging, the desired effect is to cause a broken neck, which should result in loss of consciousness within seconds. Therefore the length of the drop depends on a person's weight, ranging from about eight feet for a 100 pound person to five and a half feet for a 200 pound person. Less than this, and slow, painful strangulation could result; significantly more than this, and decapitation is likely.