Eye Candy: Water Droplets Orbiting A Needle In Space

February 7, 2012


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.

Hit the jump for the worthwhile video and explanation.

Water Droplets Dancing Around a Knitting Needle in Space [craftzine]

Thanks to WuLongTi, who wants taytays orbiting his face if he can't have donuts.

  • Guest

    The fun things with "knit" needles & water droplets in space. :D

  • McfeelySmackup

    I had to stop the vid after only 90 seconds because I couldn't take listening to him say "nittun needle" one more time.  The guy is quite literally a "rocket scientist" and can't pronounce his own native language without sounding like an idiot.

  • Saturnia_Regna

    I would've loved to see those two big droplets at the 5:04 mark collide and merge. Oh well, some day.

  • thatcando

    all this technology!  and yet - audio sounds as bad as it was "first man of moon" footage...

  • Aeylita44

    I can't get over the way he says "knitting." It's driving me insane.

  • The_Wretched


  • Ramuran

    Nerds are so much cooler in space lol

    This was mesmerizing xD so cool <3

  • westmclarenmerc

    All I can hear is him talking about rubbing a stick... even in space men rub sticks...

  •  Well, its not like they have anything better to do, besides knitting.

  • The_Wretched

    If you want to build up a charge, rub two needles of different material together...

  • GabrielPT


  • westmclarenmerc

    You have no concept on how this site works do you? New posts go on top, you should've said 'Last!' but then again my respons to you will be below you therefore I am currently 'last!'

  • GabrielPT

    Oops! Thank you for correcting me. I shall remember that in the future.
    Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!

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  • Though you can have it to where the oldest comments are
    first, which is the way I have it so yours is on top for me. 

  • GabrielPT

    I am new, so the feedback and tips are appreciated. Thank you.

  • I really like the rice

  • GabrielPT


  • exactly

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