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    splodey

    First I heard the story was as an anecdote on The West Wing…somebody email this to Aaron Sorkin immediately.

    WistfulD

    TV writers are notorious for doing the least amount of research possible to draw the viewer’s attention (still a distant second to internet “I bet you didn’t know” sites, so I guess I shouldn’t complain here). Look up the myth regarding death of Dr. Charles Drew on Wikipedia. 😛

    steveo

    I also hate the snide comments of people who talk about the pencil, and the creation of the pressurised pen is genius. However NASA could have just used a normal biro like the russians did which works just as well in space. as spanish astronaut pedro durque said “I am writing these notes in the Soyuz with a cheap ballpoint pen … I’ve been working in space programmes for 17 years, 11 of these as an astronaut, and I’ve always believed, because that is what I’ve always been told, that normal ballpoints don’t work in space. ‘The ink doesn’t fall’,… Read more »

    Korinthian

    Should have used a paint brush.

    Dyon 86

    Etch a sketch!

    skanderbeg

    easy to understand the attraction though of that story – for someone of scant intellect or exposure to math and science – the chance to laugh at “rocket scientists”.

    Aquaman43

    “snigger”? isn’t it “snicker”?

    Korinthian

    “Snigger: laugh in a half-suppressed, typically scornful way.”