What Chris Hadfield taught us about living in space

Wringing out a soaked washcloth doesn't really do much.

When you clip your nails in space, you have to do it right over an air duct to keep the clipped nails from flying all over the place.

When making sandwiches, astronauts use tortillas instead of bread because tortillas don’t create crumbs.

When you brush your teeth in space, the only way to get rid of the toothpaste when you’re finished is to swallow it.

Astronauts have specially designed barf bags to keep vomit totally contained when they get sick.

You can’t use any water when shaving, so astronauts use a specially designed shaving cream that helps keep the whiskers from floating away.

There’s pretty much only one option for haircuts in space, and there’s a specially designed hair clipper on the ISS attached to a vacuum to keep hair from floating away.

Desserts in space mostly come in pudding form packed in pouches, like this chocolate pudding cake.

Vegetables come in dehydrated packs, and require rehydration from a special machine before eating

Washing your hands without a sink requires a pre-packaged pouch of soapy water that you just squirt out and rub on your hands.

You have to be careful when you open a can of mixed nuts in space.

Sleeping in space requires special tethered sleeping bags in little sleeping compartments so you don’t float all over the place.

You shouldn't cry in space because your tears just hang out on your face.

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  • Darius
  • June 13, 2013, 8:00 pm
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    whats wrong with floating around eveyrwhere?

    you may hit something and get hurt...or worse...damage the million dollar equipment there xD
    - Mizuno June 17, 2013, 3:05 pm
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    i love these!!

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    All of these seem pretty common sense. What else would you expect when you and everything around you is constantly falling?

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