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World's Most Expensive Toilet?  
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Reuters informs us this day that the fine folks from the great nation of Japan have ventured into space with a laboratory module attached to the International Space Station. Price wise, it was no slouch either, costing the taxpayers a cool $2.4 billion, although they probably could have got a deal on today's exchange rate

Mr. Yokoyama, deputy manager of the project said it was a memorable day for Japan's human space flight program.

So what's so funny?

Simply that the Japanese module thusly attached is named "Kibo", which is slang for a portable toilet here in the midwest.

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

I wonder if it would be comfortable enough to sit there for two years.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22854 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Can you even sit while in freefall?


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

This one's gotta be pricey!

474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4909 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Can you even sit while in freefall?


Especially given that you-know-what is also in freefall!

Not to be persnickety, but I'm glad you used the term freefall and not zero G, even though it feels exactly the same..

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