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  1. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Not sure if this is true, but... Received via email...



    Subject: Enjoy paying your taxes
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    > When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered
    > that ball--point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this
    > problem, NASA scientist spent a decade and $12 million developing a pen
    > that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface
    > including glass and temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300
    > degrees Centigrade.
    >
    > The Russians used a pencil.
    >
    > Enjoy paying your taxes--they're due again.
     
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  3. aawil

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    Wow a NASA developed technology we can all buy at staples.Cool.
     
  4. Dom

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    Maybe, but you have to admit, those Space Pens are cool! I have one.

    Dom
     
  5. Kds

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    The "Fisher" space pen.....I have one I received as a gift about 15 years ago.....it still is on the original refill....but hardly gets used.
     
  6. GrigioGuy

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  8. rudy

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    Yeah...but the pencil weighed 900 pounds, and 500 people were killed building it. Then it took 9 months waiting in line to get it. Hundreds of people saw the pencil and said it was kind of big and took too long to get. These people were sent to Siberia or never herard from again.That's why the Russions got to the moon first. Oh wait..........
     

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