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Washing your hair in space

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Dr. Karen Nyberg is a flight engineer who spent some time on the International Space Station—and she happens to have long hair.

So how did she wash her hair in space? It turns out to be an easy process, though a visually striking one. Due to the lack of gravity, her hair sticks straight up, so she ends up washing up rather than our Earthbound, gravity-centric “water flows down” thinking. Anyway, watch this three-minute video—and be glad you have unlimited towels:

(Via mentalfloss)

All I can think, is that if I were in space, i’d probably get yelled at for recreating the homer in space rippled chip incident…



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