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Fun Informative Twitter Thread On Bathroom Breaks In Space

It's a lot easier said than done when it comes to taking a leak in outer space. I guess you'd expect nothing less. Everything seems to have an innate tendency to grow far more complicated as you drift further away from this particular rock that's flying through space. Mary Robinette Kowal provides an equally entertaining and informational Twitter thread on the backstory surrounding astronauts' experiences with trying to functionally use the restroom while on missions in outer space. 

A fun and informative Twitter thread on bathroom breaks in outer space. | Mary Robinette Kowal MaryRobinette Let's talk about peeing space. Several people response my NY Times essay, have said women couldn't go into space because lacked technology them pee space. 11:00 AM Jul 19, 2019 73.9K 31.2K people are Tweeting ab..
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They say you can't get to Mars without breaking a few eggs. While the most recent SpaceX Starship attempt didn't exactly have a perfect landing, watching the thing from far away lets you see exactly how it straight up looks like a sideways building falling to the earth before very nearly re-righting itself and (almost) sticking the landing.

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The Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed and shattered in a disheartening moment for astrophysicists everywhere. The main cables holding up the massive 900 ton receiver failed and the whole thing collapsed into the Gregorian dome. Groups are focusing on getting funds from the U.S. Congress to rebuild the observatory.

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Tumblr Thread: Humans Doing Cool Space Things

Tumblr did some research on the fastest manmade object. By the sound of it this manhole cover was launched into space with such monstrous force that it could've punched a hole through a planet. Maybe the aliens will touch base some day in the future, and ask us why we went and did something like that. 

A funny Tumblr thread about the fastest manmade object in space | REI tilthat TIL unconfirmed record fastest moving manmade object is manhole cover propelled by nuclear detonation high-speed camera trained on lid caught only one frame moving upward before vanished-which means moving about 125,000 miles per hour via reddit.com
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Tumblr Post: Humans Get Curiosity Rover To Sing Happy Birthday

It's quick Tumblr posts like this that manage to remind us that humans can be ridiculously awesome sometimes. Just picturing all these brilliant minds gathered around celebrating the moment that they successfully got the Mars Curiosity Rover to sing "Happy Birthday!" to itself is enough to get the good feels rolling. 

A quick Tumblr post about humans getting Mars Curiosity Rover to sing happy birthday to itself. | Sandra Tayler @SandraTayler Sometimes forget humans are amazing think curiosity singing Happy Birthday on Mars, and this response:
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Ridiculous Google Question Spirals Out Of Control

This quick Tumblr post shows just how quickly those dumb questions we type into Google can quickly spiral out of control. At least we don't actually have tons of moths trying to fly into the sun everyday. That'd be sad. Very sad. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this Tumblr thread that provides an extreme analysis of the Ratatouille timeline.

A quick and funny Tumblr thread about a stupid Google question spiraling out of control | hedgehog-moss Follow started with asking an innocent question Google can tan front fireplace? Q Tous Images O Shopping O Vidéos answers were unanimously "no" but explanations were bit puzzling sun is not ball fire is ball hot stuff, but 's not like there's large pile wood at center flame
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Stay in school, folks. Sit back and watch a couple TV hosts argue over whether or not the moon is a planet or star. It somehow gets worse as the video progresses. 

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Quick Tumblr Thread On Humans' Love For Curiosity Rover

Gotta love humans banding together to accomplish some historical good. Historical good like getting the Curiosity Rover to sing happy birthday to itself. 

A quick and funny Tumblr thread on humans' wholesome love for the Curiosity Rover | Sandra Tayler @SandraTayler Sometimes forget humans are amazing think curiosity singing Happy Birthday on Mars, and this response:
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Tumblr Explores Human Nature with "Knife Roomba"

One of Tumblr's favorite things to do is expound on human nature in discussions, essays and threads about the role human beings as team "hold my beer" in the universe. It's generally regarded, out of self interest and flattery that we're basically badass space orcs. These kinds of discussions go on to describe Earth as the type of planet whose wildlife could fight off an alien invasion. So in this context, the idea that a human ship would have a knife Roomba affectionately referred to as "Stabby" not only makes perfect sense, but sort of makes us want to get one right now.

Tumblr thread describes sci fi humans as having a stabbing knife roomba | sepulchritude on topic humans being intergalactic “hold my beer" species: imagine an alien stepping onto human starship and seeing space roomba with knife duct taped onto just wandering around ship doesn't have any special intelligence s just normal space roomba. there are other space roombas on ship and they don't have knives s just this one. knife space roomba has full clearance every room ship. occasionally crew members
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Quora User Breaks Down Size Of The Universe

Perhaps the most mind blowing fact about the size of the universe is that the universe doesn't have one size, instead it's just that the universe is literal size. It's also wild to think about the fact that we can see the light from a galaxy that existed long before homo sapiens did. Taking a minute to step outside the mental carousel of juggling our daily obligations and life problems, and to stare up at space to appreciate the beautiful insignificance of it all in the grand expanse of the universe, can work wonders for keeping the ego in check. 

A Quora user explains how big space is | fact about universe's size blows mind? Krister Sundelin Updated July 30 E-learning Producer (2020-present) Q fact about universe's size blows mind On dark night with no moon and clear sky, go out town and up mountain. Bring binoculars. They will help. Then find giant W sky s Cassiopeia. Below W is stick figure sorts giant Spongebob Squarepants square is square Pegasus, and legs are Andromeda. Imagine line down through rightmost dip Cassiopeia, and another
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All the Warhammer fans are bound to love this cosplay. It deserves at least an 11/10.

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Tumblr Thread: Fastest Manmade Object Went Full Send

Tumblr did some research on the fastest manmade object. By the sound of it this manhole cover was launched into space with such monstrous force that it could've punched a hole through a planet. Maybe the aliens will touch base some day in the future, and ask us why we went and did something like that. 

Fastest moving manmade object could've torn a hole in a planet | RE tilthat TIL unconfirmed record fastest moving manmade object is manhole cover propelled by nuclear detonation high-speed camera trained on lid caught only one frame moving upward before vanished-which means moving about 125,000 miles per hour via reddit.com
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Imagine being on the receiving end of this message while you were busy cruising through space. 

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Tumblr Thread: What Exactly Han Solo Was Smuggling

With a lot of additions to the Star Wars universe, and the directive that Star Wars should be okay for kids, there was some internal confusion over what "spice" is or does. That is of course until a certain writer had a hilariously direct conversation with George Lucas. People have made some other very humorous and poignant observations on Star Wars, like how Darth Vader is so extra, or this Star Wars fan calling out people's complaints. And for good measure here's a twitter thread on how different Star Wars characters take their coffee.

Funny Tumblr Thread on the Spice that Han Solo was smuggling | vanyaliful S novasstillintheair Follow prokopetz Follow know Star Wars extended universe treats "spice" like 's this big scary drug, but kind like imagine s basically just space weed, and only reason Han got trouble with Imperials over Jabba's cargo is he evading import tariffs. alexanderrm Follow If just looking at mentions original trilogy, is there evidence 's even drug and not something put on bland food make taste like something
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Absurd Instances Of Flat Earther Logic

Oh boy, these flat earther moments are something else. One never goes full flat earther. Like, if you do, is there any coming back from that? I'm not sure. 

A collection of times that flat earthers logic was absolutely ridiculous | Daniel @MyFavsTrash Pearl Harbour had be an inside job, no chance japanese plane could have flown this far 1941. 12/28/16, 3:07 PM South Carolina, USA | fonzworthcutlass athugsdream can't go other way? fonzworthcutlass No earth is flat. This is basic knowledge. johnbrownsbodyy also appreciate logic planes can't fly over land.
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