Limericks, Rated PG

Vile Food Paste

Astronauts hate the texture and taste
Of the space program’s vile food paste;
But the truly worst bit
Is the geyser of shit
That deluges their spacesuits with waste.

From super-absorbent astronaut “Huggies” to bizarre funnels and suction hoses the Marquis de Sade himself would treasure, defecating and urinating in space is serious business. It’s expensive, too. In 2008 when the shitter aboard the $100 billion International Space Station failed, NASA ended up paying the Russians $19 million for a replacement toilet for the American section.

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