"How do you brush your teeth in space?"
Q: How do you brush your teeth in space?
A: As you’d imagine, brushing your teeth is very complicated in zero gravity. In an essay on the Gizmodo website, astronaut Leroy Chiao describes the difficulties of maintaining proper oral hygiene in space.
“It is unbelievably easy to lose things,” Chaio writes. “Get distracted for a moment, and that toothpaste cap is gone! Even if you are good about anchoring such things behind a rubber bungee, some rookie going by could knock it loose.”
But despite all of the challenges, astronauts still manage to to take care of their teeth in space. So those of us down here on Earth have no excuse!
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