What Happens When You Wring A Washcloth In Space

April 19, 2013


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 is 2013, folks. Shower scrunchies. Washcloths are only good for flossing your roommate's between your buttcheeks.

Hit the jump for the video, but skip to 1:45 for the washcloth squeezing fun to begin.

Thanks to cam, who's more of a loofah man. Love those things.

  • KaBoom

    Now, don't you think the water that comes up will not be sticking up on wires and penetrate holes with live wires?? Just asking..

  • cabbo

    When you watch all of his videos, you really do start to feel bad for not being Canadian.

    Guy loves bigging up his home turf.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Of COURSE he would comment on the fact that it looks like a hockey puck... take off, eh?

  • n_a_a_s

    VERY exciting


    bags don't hold water in space, so he filled a bag with water....

  • Yes but the bag is sealed. He didn't dip the washcloth in.


    He could have put the washcloth in the bag then sealed it.

  • Buddy Milkshake

    Does this guy ever do any actual work in space? I'm sure he's wasting someone's money right now.

  • cabbo

    He's got a load of videos, but he's also a really heavy worker. This guy is ridiculously inspiring. He's commander of the ISS right now (I think, could be wrong), and there's around 130 experiments going on with only six people up there.

    That he finds the time to get people's attention with cool stuff like this is way off the awesometer.

  • Yo GW, what's up with the full page HP ads that never load and I can't click through. I saw them on I watch stuff too. Is this some kinda new shitty anticlown mandated revenue model?

  • tom jenkins

    should he really be flinging water around all that important looking space equipment?

  • whacko

    All I see is the floating water, and all of those exposed wires and outlets in the background...

  • GreyGanado

    What you didn't see are the other astronauts behind the camera with even more washcloths.

  • Orbitaldrop

    It's okay Houston, we got this.

  • Billy Rocka

    Quick, somebody suggest they "test" Marijuana in SPACE! This way all of us stoners will know what we, in fact, are missing!

  • Guest

    why don't you just test it yourself in space, c'mon what's wrong.. you can't get that high?

  • Billy Rocka

    Because I'm not an astronaut. Hence my suggestion.

  • BMan56

    I wish we could just hold objects where wanted them in mid air down here on earth and they would just stay put. I like the trick with the microphone, but maybe we can get this guy a headset so he doesn't have to keep zero-G juggling things. Who wants to pitch in?

  • Did they answer the question "What happens when you cum in space?" yet?

  • Jacques-Andr√© Langelier

    That guy is so nice, he has been posting picture of cities at night and moon rising on the edge of earth atmosphere, im proud to be canadian

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