Not sure if this is true, but... Received via email... Subject: Enjoy paying your taxes > > 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.