Monday, March 27, 2017

N.A.S.A.'s Floating Turd Mystery...!

Certainly something different today for Monday Mystery. Like all good mysteries, this one is still unsolved.

NASA Has An Unsolved Turd Mystery


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Waste management has always been one of space travel’s more unpleasant yet completely necessary subjects. Although modern astronauts use high-tech toilets, the first spacefarers had nothing more than plastic bags to tape to their butts.

This led to an interesting discussion between the members of Apollo 10 on Day 6 of their mission. While orbiting the Moon, Commander Tom Stafford uttered the memorable phrase, “Give me a napkin quick. There’s a turd floating through the air.”

Once he retrieved the item in question, Stafford asked where it came from. Both lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan and command module pilot John Young denied it was theirs. In the words of Cernan, “If it was me, I sure would know I was sh**ting on the floor.”

Nine minutes later, the trio was interrupted by another floating piece of poop. They all dismissed the event with laughter, but none of them admitted the turds belonged to them. The mystery remains unsolved to this day.

I would have never guessed that this kind of problem could or would occur on one of the space flights. Guess you just never know what to expect in space, right?

Coffee out on the patio yet again, but don't worry...nothing floating around out there!


linda m said...

You know the turd belongs to one of them, they just won't admit it. Haha!! Not that I would admit it either. A DNA test should prove who the turd belongs to. I'll be happy to join you on the patio. Damp and cloudy here today.

Momlady said...

Lucky none of them had the "trots". Ewwww.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Better than urine, I would think. Of course, liquid would clump together in clumps or floating puddles, but would stick to anything it touched. Yuk!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Guess that they were worried about all the bad secrets getting out back home. You know there must have been some teasing going on.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Hey Momlady...
Boy, ain't that the truth! Thanks goodness they had their sh** together, so to speak.
Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
Either way, it would have been a real problem.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

JO said...

EEWWW Well unless they had a stow away it had to be one of them. Its gross no matter who's it was.

See you on the patio happy to hear it's warm enough there back down in the 40's over night and it isn't much warmer now.

Rob said...

It was a GREAT title!
Speaking of turds... did you see the movie "The Martian"?

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Guess it could have been worse. What if it had gotten into the computer controls? It's about 85 outside right now, with more of the same coming our way. Typical Texas Spring!
Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

Hey Rob...
I did see it and thought it was pretty good. Pretty realistic when he started gagging while emptying the "fertilizer" buckets.
Thanks for the visit today!