Thursday, 7 February 2013

In Space No One Can See You Cry

I was watching old episodes of the Big Bang Theory.  Howard Walowitz is on the International Space Station.  He is crying to his newlywed wife and to his exhausting and overprotective mother.  His crying is unnoticed by his fellow astronauts because of the adhesive forces of surface tension of the water in the tears (also some proteins and fats in there) as well as the absence of gravity make his tears fly up in a ball from his  floating into the air.  Where they land nobody knows.  He could possibly drink his own tears if he wishes.

By the way Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (seen in the above video) does not cry in space.  Guys with moustaches do not ever cry.  Ever see Tom Selleck cry?  Nope.

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