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July 25 2017

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zoeykoko:

basilton:

In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.

After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.

40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.

^^^ THIS. THANK YOU.

this was discussed in 3 Idiots. Virus revealed to Rancho why bringing a pencil to space can be dangerous & why the space pen is needed.
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October 17 2014

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bookpatrol:

Ruetemple’s outdoor book spaces

Here are some Russian-made products worthy of importing. Ruetemple is an amazing architectural studio working out of Moscow. Their three book-related projects are each beautifully designed, incredibly functional and fit perfectly in an outdoor environment. They have at times, been placed in parks around Moscow.

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via Dwell: Slideshow: 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

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August 28 2014

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July 27 2014

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July 23 2014

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July 07 2014

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January 14 2014

flaming-angelofdeath:

when people you hate start liking the things you like

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when your closest friends are also friends with the people you hate

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when the people you hate say mean/rude things about your closest friends

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when the people you hate are attention-seeking spoiled brats

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when Lithuania says that all your clothes are either loud or tacky

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January 04 2014

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mekacrap:

RuPru for the soul

*russians intensifies*

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October 29 2013

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September 19 2013

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Disagreeing with this pic but OH MY GOD THE PUN IS JUST SDFGHJK
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June 29 2013

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May 10 2013

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hetalia-where-it-shouldn-t-be:

I need that for pumping blood, tom!

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March 02 2013

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November 05 2012

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October 23 2012

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September 21 2012

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US*SR Cold War Cocktails (c) Natalie Doud.
I'm so doing a comic of Black Widow & Captain America having a toast & drinking these.
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September 20 2012

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