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Old 10-07-2012, 03:16   #91
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Originally Posted by Vigilant View Post
I heard a story somewhere that, years ago, in the early days of the space program, the US government spent millions of dollars to design a pen that would work in space, flawlessly, even upside down. As the story goes, they Russians gave their guys pencils, and called it a day.
Wellllllll.... not exactly. Using pencils, the "lead" (graphite and clay) tips tended to break off and float about the cabin. Ssince carbon conducts, electricity, this created the risk of a short. NOT good.

Fisher Pens developed the anti-gravity pen using pressurized nitrogen without funding from NASA.

And now you know....

The troof of the story!
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