Even Wringing a Wet Cloth Is Magical in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield continues to make us all insanely jealous of the time he's been spending on the International Space Station with another video showing what day-to-day life is like orbiting the Earth. Except this time he shows what happens when you wring a soaking wet cloth in zero gravity, and the results are almost magical.

When subject to the Earth's gravitational pull, wringing a wet cloth simply results in a deluge of water falling to the ground. But on the space station where gravity is negligible, the water is instead squeezed out into a self-contained tube surrounding the cloth. Were we not 100 percent sure Hadfield was an astronaut, we might be tempted to burn him at the stake for witchcraft. [YouTube via Boing Boing]


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