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I just read this..Are we Americans too smart or too dumb???

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300°C.

The Russians used a pencil.



Asked by mysevenkids at 2:43 PM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (23)
  • Funny, but not quite true: see Snopes article here


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I have to say that is pretty funny

    Answer by Jennifer_236 at 2:48 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • laughing


    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • *giggle*

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 2:47 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • LOL!

    Answer by A.Perry at 2:51 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • LOL oh wow

    Answer by lovelypisces at 2:53 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • That's great!

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:54 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • That's hilarious.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:57 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Too funny

    Answer by SweetLuci at 3:13 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • very funny

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 3:54 PM on Oct. 17, 2010