Just an Old жена's Tale
Well, another myth has been debunked. Back during the Cold War, Russian cosmonauts
were ridiculed for having to use pencils for writing in space because special pressurized
pens were needed to function in weightlessness. Even Pedro Duque, a modern European
Space Agency astronaut, admitted he too believed it - until he ran an experiment
himself during a visit to the International Space Station. Said Pedro about his
ordinary ballpoint pen, "It doesn't stop working, and it doesn't spit, or anything."
The next thing you know, I'll be told that toilets don't really flush in the opposite
direction in the southern hemisphere!