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Old 02-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Instead of spending millions getting to a fresh water lake beneath tons of ice to study the microbes, they could have just saved the time and money and studied the stuff that grows in my uncleaned bottles.

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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lol... they can get pretty gross if not cleaned quickly. I had some doozies in the past.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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Well supposedly the Americans wasted their time and money in the cold war developing a space pen that would work in 0 gravity and then the Russians solved that problem by using a pencil. Or so I heard somewhere.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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Well supposedly the Americans wasted their time and money in the cold war developing a space pen that would work in 0 gravity and then the Russians solved that problem by using a pencil. Or so I heard somewhere.
Common urban legend. The Fisher pen company developed the "space pen" as it came to be called independently, and NASA chose to use it because not only did it work extremely well, it was cost effective, didn't require inconvenient sharpening (shavings in zero g? Ouch!), and writes on surfaces that pencils do not.
I've owned several of then myself, and always found them to be very comfortable.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #6
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Common urban legend. The Fisher pen company developed the "space pen" as it came to be called independently, and NASA chose to use it because not only did it work extremely well, it was cost effective, didn't require inconvenient sharpening (shavings in zero g? Ouch!), and writes on surfaces that pencils do not.
I've owned several of then myself, and always found them to be very comfortable.
well now I'm glad that I said "supposedly" and "so I heard"

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Common urban legend. The Fisher pen company developed the "space pen" as it came to be called independently, and NASA chose to use it because not only did it work extremely well, it was cost effective, didn't require inconvenient sharpening (shavings in zero g? Ouch!), and writes on surfaces that pencils do not.
I've owned several of then myself, and always found them to be very comfortable.
I use these pretty frequently as well. They work well for writing in the rain and I think 'rite-in-the-rain' brand has a similar model.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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I was making a joke about the time and money spent to study micro organisms under tons of ice vs studying the micro organisms that live in my uncleaned bottles

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #9
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Yeah, I've had some pretty nasty s--- grow in my bottles, but I'd still definitely go with the pencil. Just seems easier to me, lol...

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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I'm looking forward to what they find under the ice, I'm hoping for a new strain of yeast that has esters that taste like bacon
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