Monday, June 08, 2009

Spaced Out

You Calling Me An Astro-Nought?

A scientist has declared that long-distance space travel will leave us short, fat and bald. Astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartness revealed at the Cheltenham Science Festival that living without gravity would cause space travellers' bones and muscles not to develop properly. He said "future spacemen and women are likely to become pretty chubby."

FOOTNOTE: Fat chance.

12 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Short fat and bald? That would describe about half the men I know...funny, didn't know that they'd spent so much time in space!

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Sandi

Madame DeFarge said...

Just like the people in Wall-E. Something to look forward to for us all. Maybe I'm half way to being an astronaut without knowing it.

Lisa said...

im ready to go now then

lakeviewer said...

Great, so much for evolution.

Rebel Mother said...

Ha! I thought we were all like that anyway....so no change then!

RMx

Seamus said...

Guess that explains Jabba the Hut!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Motto ~ stay on Earth and become short, fat and bald!
I wonder how he knows! ~ Eddie
word verification: FATIKINS haha!

Charles Gramlich said...

Judging from the folks I see, most of us are getting a head start on the body shape.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sounds like the film Wall-e! Smiling today as I read this!! ~Janine

Brian Miller said...

i know quite a few space men based on that description.

spacedlaw said...

Considering how much water is in our bodies and the behaviour of liquids in zero gravity the floating lump form seems fairly evident. Which is why we are having our astronauts do so much sport when they are up.

Shadow said...

how ironic, weightless and overweight...