A Pen in Space


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Joke ID#690
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Submitted ByEinat17
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When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 degrees Celsius.

The Russians used a pencil.




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Posted by sarcastic_brat53 May 27, 2003

That's funny!!!

Comment score: 2  

Posted by hilo Jul 17, 2003

Good ol' pencil YAY!!

Comment score: 3  

Posted by 7catac7 Oct 27, 2003

but wouldn't pencil led melt in water? Well, who cares, It's still funny!

Comment score: 2  

Posted by rainbowlou Oct 31, 2003

Thats really funny! lol!

Comment score: 3  

Posted by welshl Nov 26, 2003

Pencils will not write on glass will they?

Comment score: 2  

Posted by prettypinkbabygr Apr 17, 2005

7cata7 how is pencil going to melt under water N E Ways good job really funny

Comment score: 4  

Posted by ugogurl10 May 27, 2005

shows what common sence can give you

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Posted by darthforman May 28, 2005

that says something about the US government, if there is money (and even if there isn't) they'll spend it.

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Posted by SexyChic May 28, 2005

That's real funny! I love it!

Comment score: 3  

Posted by hamburger Jun 22, 2005

lol! in my favs!

Comment score: 1  

Posted by shimmermaid Jul 21, 2005

Ohmigoodness! I saw this once, but i never could find it again (on this site) Its my fave!

Comment score: 1  

Posted by beecool Apr 08, 2006

Umm...okay...why would you want to write underwater???? There's no paper to write on!! Good joke, though...it's not true, is it?

Comment score: 3  

Posted by enderofgames Apr 14, 2006

They've invented water proof paper.

Comment score: 4  

Posted by zakp May 08, 2006

Great Joke!!!! Straight into my favorites Oh, and bunnyman123 that is stuipd when you or anyone else use every emotion face thing although they have nothing to do with your comment

Comment score: 3  

Posted by coolhndsme May 29, 2006

very funny

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Posted by Sassy_101 May 29, 2006

The pencil didn't have to work underwater- it just had to work in Zero gravity.

Comment score: 2  

Posted by agoodin May 30, 2006

Sasy 101 your comment said exactly what i was thinking ...good one

Comment score: 2  

Posted by rac76 May 29, 2007

If they realized that they could've saved money by using a pencil, do you think that they would? Anyway, this is such a great joke!

Comment score: 2  

Posted by vbguy101 Apr 18, 2008

If this is real, I'll just do this even more than I'm doing it right now

Comment score: 2  

Posted by then00b12 Apr 23, 2008

Wow who knew NASA was so dumb? Well, the Russians are smarter then.

Comment score: 2  

Posted by mth_lvr Jul 06, 2008

btw,i'm 9

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Posted by vbguy101 Oct 09, 2008

LOL they really did make a pen like this! (now they're selling it to the public; i saw it in a store!)

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Posted by Battery Dec 08, 2008

Apparently this is untrue

Comment score: 2  

Posted by maddiekate Dec 30, 2008

That is not true. They tried using pencils but it proved too dangerous because if a piece of lead broke off the tip of a pencil is would float in the zero-gravity atmosphere and lodge in the equipment, damaging the equipment while they were in space.

Comment score: 2  

Posted by evil996 Nov 15, 2009

okay enough of the Geekey-Facts you guys. Its kinda ruining the joke. Great joke BTW

Comment score: 2  

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