Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Difference

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million.

They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do...??

They used a pencil...

6 comments:

Onkar said...

It seems to be a joke from the cold war era.

R. Ramesh said...

hahaha..good one..

Tan said...

Awesome mate!!!
... Awesome Russia!!!

R. Ramesh said...

why the hell my comment is not registering..this stupd word verificatin..!! anyway..good one avi..

humanobserver said...

he he he so simple....

Kadri said...

*heh* I've chosen to see this as a true story since the first time I heard it. =)