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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

    Sep 10, 2001
    Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

    Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive.

    Clinophobia is the fear of beds.

    The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    Astronauts cannot cry. In space, there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.

    A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

    In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
  2. BigBob


    Jan 10, 2000
    Statham, GA


    I ran across the following unattributed statement in a list of "weird but true" facts... "In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow!" Is this true?


    To make sure I answered your question correctly, I checked with Ron Parise, an actual Shuttle astronaut who works down the hall from me. He confirmed that astronauts can indeed cry in space. Tears run down your face because of gravity, but they don't need gravity to form. When the tears get big enough they simply break free of the eye and float around.

    So the real question is why would an astronaut cry in space in the first place? My guess is they accidentally look at the Sun, or stub their toes on some equipment. That might be easy to do when there is no "down"!

  3. 380Shooter

    380Shooter Marksman

    Jul 10, 2001
    Hmm...let's see:
    - no women (at least pretty ones)
    - no beer
    - no cigarettes
    - no whiskey
    - no Glocks
    - no X-Box
    - no Playboy magazines
    - no bbq
    - you can't even take today's newspaper to the toilet!

    Yeap... there's indeed no reason to cry in space!
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  5. blue-tonic

    blue-tonic Thats My Bush!

    Mar 20, 2002
    Saginaw, Texas
    I know a ducks quack does not echo.

    There are 365,292 compinations in each bag of skittles.

    There are as many chickens on the planet as there are humans.

    A sneeze leaves your mouth at a 100mph.

    Men are 6 times more likely to be stroke by lighting than women.

    and more monopoly money is printed in a year than real money
  6. blue-tonic

    blue-tonic Thats My Bush!

    Mar 20, 2002
    Saginaw, Texas
    I know more but will spare you.