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In Space… No One Can Hear You Fart

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Anyone with kids knows that it can be a challenge to teach them to use the toilet. My daughter always got the sequence wrong, wipe, then flush. She finally got it down. I can only imagine how hard it would be to drop a deuce if you live on the ISS. The first challenge would be that one tremendous fart might just send you floating around the cabin.

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This would also bring new meaning to the term “floaters.” I would not be happy if I walked in and there were literally turds floating around. I bet that has happened before though. The thing is, in zero gravity anything floats around. If the suction fails, you will be in there with a bag trying to catch Mr. Hankey. National Geographic has a video that explains how to do the deed in space.

That space throne looks intimidating; it would really suck to get a case of the squirts while living on the ISS. I find it more than a little funny that part of astronaut training is how to take a poo.