You can't really Cry in Space

You can do some pretty cool things in space. Like float in zero gravity, or eat in zero gravity Or even tweet in zero gravity. But there are plenty of things you can't do in space. You can't cry in space!!!

The Atlantic picked up on a tweet from the International Space Station, in which astronaut Chris Hadfield explained that our eyes will produce tears in space, but it isn't exactly a pleasant experience. Without gravity, tears don't flow downwards out of the eye and wash away irritants like they do here on Earth. They actually conglomerate into a little ball of liquid that hangs out in the eye. According to Hadfield, space tears sting. When those space tears build up enough liquid mass, they'll actually break free of the eye and float around. Perhaps that counts as non-conventional crying, but who wants to cry when the very act stings the eyes? Astronaut Andrew Feustel got a flake of anti-fogging solution in his eye five hours into a seven hour space walk back in 2011. Tears weren't going to help get it out, so he had to rub his face against a block of foam inside the helmet.

Japan fans cleaning up the stadium will melt your heart

When Japan fans were pictured cleaning up rubbish in the stadium after their World Cup clash with Ivory Coast, they won plenty of applause from the football world. The Samurai army, as they are known, took their own bags and brushes to the Arena Das Dunas and used them to cheer the team on, before getting to work after the full-time whistle.

They collected bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish long after thousands of other fans had left following the rather boring 0-0 draw. The supporters then neatly left the bags piled up around the back of the stands, so officials could easily dispose of them next time the bins are collected.

These heart-warming snaps show the fans hard at working making things nice for the next match, restoring some of the pride back into the beautiful game.

Naughty Kid with Dad Boss

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick one day. Needing to have an urgent problem with one of the main computers resolved, he dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.

"Hello ?"

"Is your daddy home?" he asked.

"Yes", whispered the small voice.

May I talk with him?

The child whispered, "No."

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?" 

"Yes"

"May I talk with her?" 

Again the small voice whispered, "No"

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"

"Yes", whispered the child, "a policeman."

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"

"No, he's busy", whispered the child.

"Busy doing what?"

"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman", came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"

"A helicopter" answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, "The search team just landed a helicopter"

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, "What are they searching for?"

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle… "ME..."

Rare working Apple 1 computer sold for $374,500

A rare Apple 1, the first ready-made personal computer, has sold for $374,500 in an auction at Sotheby's, New York. The computer, consisting only of a naked motherboard, with primitive microchips and circuitry exposed, is thought to be one of only around half a dozen working examples of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's first hardware. The price was considerably more than Sotheby's estimate of $180,000 and sets a new record for a sale of one of the machines. It's estimated that of the Apple 1 original 200, only around 50 remain, and only six of those are known to be in working condition.


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