This is a video shot aboard the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit showing tiny water droplets orbiting a statically charged knitting needle. Pretty awesome, but also -- practical. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Like, about the solar system and life on earth?" Huh? NO. I was thinking more along the lines of blasting off into space, rubbing blankets on our heads, then making donut holes orbit our faces so we can just lean in and eat one whenever we want. "Genius, pure genius." YOU BET YOUR FAT F***ING ASS IT IS.
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This is an awesome fountain that can make words and dolphins and rings and lightning bolts and all kinds of other awesome designs using water. It's really freaking neat and you should watch it all. The only thing that could have made it better is if, instead of regular water,... / Continue →
This is astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrating what happens when you wring a washcloth out in space. It's completely different (read: cooler) than what happens here on boring old earth. Also, who the hell uses washcloths anymore -- this is 2011, folks. "2013." Right. This i... / Continue →
In outerspace news, the Curiosity Rover just beamed back some pictures to earth that scientists are saying provide proof-positive evidence that flowing water once existed on the red planet. Cool, now maybe if we time traveled back a billion years we could drink it.
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