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09-02-2002, 11:13
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.

09-03-2002, 08:42


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"!

09-03-2002, 13:12
So the real question is why would an astronaut cry in space in the first place?

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!

09-12-2002, 18:19

09-13-2002, 10:16
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

09-13-2002, 10:17
I know more but will spare you.