September 6, 2012 AT 11:45 pm

Behold, the Toothbrush That Just Saved the International Space Station

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Behold, the Toothbrush That Just Saved the International Space Station – The Atlantic.

It was a little like Apollo 13 — if its mission to the moon had been saved by a tool of good oral hygiene, that is. Yesterday the International Space Station, having battled electrical malfunctions for over a week, was repaired by a combination that MacGyver himself would have been proud of: an allen wrench, a wire brush, a bolt … and a toothbrush.


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1 Comment

  1. “Be generous with the duct tape, you know; spare the duct tape, spoil the job.”
    – from the Red Green show

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