Really High Tea
April 9, 2003 4:59 PM   Subscribe

I drink my tea with chopsticks. At least, I would if I lived in outer space. Cool movie (achtung: Quicktime) from the international space station showing the effects of surface tension in the absence of gravity. I wonder if any of us will ever live long enough to experience this in person?
posted by jonson (12 comments total)
That's neat. In space we won't need to make water bombs, all we'll have to do is pick up globs of water and fling them at other people.

Also, what's in the can?
posted by murmur at 5:21 PM on April 9, 2003

Very neat. Thanks jonson.
posted by riffola at 5:33 PM on April 9, 2003

That's honey in the can.
posted by entropy at 5:43 PM on April 9, 2003

Did anyone else notice the cracker slowly drifting out and away from the bag in Reel 3? Kinda bothered me... who knows where it went?
posted by tss at 7:16 PM on April 9, 2003

Wonderfully cool. I hope, however, that the ISS is being used for more meaningful research.
posted by aladfar at 7:28 PM on April 9, 2003


loose crackers will draw out the ants...
posted by KnitWit at 6:09 AM on April 10, 2003

loose crackers will draw out the ants...
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
posted by piskycritter at 6:23 AM on April 10, 2003

"It's not a tea bag, but a bag...of tea."

Neat! Where's the ant farm?
posted by gottabefunky at 7:30 AM on April 10, 2003

I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It does taste kind of funny
But it keeps them on the knife
posted by gottabefunky at 8:50 AM on April 10, 2003

(reminder to the MeFi overlord: I didn't use the cliché phrase, I only instigated it...)
posted by KnitWit at 8:55 AM on April 10, 2003

NASA: There is, of course, a chance that you won't make it back -- some unforseen horrific accident that will return you back to the cosmos as atomically as you were generated.

ISS Candidate: Well, gee that seems...

NASA: But enough about that, did we mention that you can drink with CHOPSTICKS?!?
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:13 PM on April 10, 2003

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