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Chris Hadfield:
“Laundry is even easier — much like your college dorm years, we don’t even bother doing it. A good pair of jeans will last for six months in space, and I wore the same socks and underwear for four days straight (I tried to continue doing this on Earth in the name of science, but my wife objected). That’s because our clothes aren’t actually touching us — they’re floating away from our bodies, meaning they’re not pressed against our skin, soaking up all the funk. That’s not something you’d ever think of, but it makes perfect sense as soon as you experience it.
If you need a haircut, just ask a colleague to grab the hair clippers, which are connected to a vacuum tube. As a general rule, most astronauts don’t have any salon experience, but we’re more about function over fashion. Trimming my mustache was trickier and required the use of an actual vacuum cleaner, but I’m always careful when trimming it anyway, as it is the source of my power.”
Source: cracked.com - 6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield:

Laundry is even easier — much like your college dorm years, we don’t even bother doing it. A good pair of jeans will last for six months in space, and I wore the same socks and underwear for four days straight (I tried to continue doing this on Earth in the name of science, but my wife objected). That’s because our clothes aren’t actually touching us — they’re floating away from our bodies, meaning they’re not pressed against our skin, soaking up all the funk. That’s not something you’d ever think of, but it makes perfect sense as soon as you experience it.

If you need a haircut, just ask a colleague to grab the hair clippers, which are connected to a vacuum tube. As a general rule, most astronauts don’t have any salon experience, but we’re more about function over fashion. Trimming my mustache was trickier and required the use of an actual vacuum cleaner, but I’m always careful when trimming it anyway, as it is the source of my power.”

Source: cracked.com - 6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

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U.S. shoe makers including Stuart Weitzman and Cole Haan report average sizes are creeping up. And retailers are watching the extended-size market carefully. Nordstrom has seen strong sales of larger sizes, says Anne Egan, national merchandise manager for salon shoes. It has held special in-store events for extended-size customers, including women who wear up to a size 14 and men who wear up to a size 20. Long Tall Sally, a U.K.-based apparel and footwear retailer that gets almost half its sales from North America, sells the most shoes in U.S. sizes 12 and 13, says Chief Executive Andrew Shapin. Size 15, added earlier this year, now makes up 10% of its footwear business.


Stuart Weitzman: Three decades ago, the company’s average size was a 7, and the company made shoes up to size 10. Now, the average is 8, and his company makes shoes up to size 12, he says.

Feet Are Getting Bigger, and Many People Wear Shoes That Don’t Fit Right.

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