When NASA first
started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To
combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero
gravity, upside down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to
over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Enjoy paying your
taxes--they\'re due again.
Wouldn\'t surprise me, but this one is a hoax. Check it out.
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For some people, it\'s sport to point out
government waste and bureaucratic stupidity,
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I\'m actually one
of the sceptics when it comes to beleiving those kinds of emails, and this one is no exception
I simply find them amusing.... especially when they make fun of
the government (not that I\'m anti-American)
But thanks Bruce... I never knew where the \'space pen\' came
from, and this e-rumor actually sounded like it could be true [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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