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Feb. 15th, 2006

Got these in my email. They're funny because they're true.


1- Zero Gravity

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below
freezing to over 300 C.
...
The Russians used a pencil.
...
Your taxes are due again -- enjoy paying them.

2 - Our Constitution

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and we're not using it anymore.

3 - Ten Commandments

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a Courthouse is that you cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal", "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and
politicians!
...
It creates a hostile work environment.

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redhook6
Feb. 15th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Actually, the first one isn't true. The "Fisher Space Pen" was created by a private company using their own funds; they made their money back on marketing. I still have a couple of those pens left over from my Army days; they are great when you are out in the field and you need to write on damp/wet paper.
mandydax
Feb. 15th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
I know, but it sounds better to say we spent $12B when a 10c pencil would do. ~_^
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