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National Geographic reports that the design of astronauts’ space suit gloves can lead to hand and finger injuries, including an icky condition called fingernail delamination in which the nail completely detaches from the nailbed. While missing nails do grow back in time, if the nail falls off in the middle of a spacewalk it can snag inside the glove, and moisture inside the glove can lead to bacterial or fungal infections in the exposed nailbed. MIT astronautics professor Dava Newman told National Geographic that astronauts take this medical prospect seriously:
For now, the only solutions are to apply protective dressings, keep nails trimmed short—or do some extreme preventative maintenance. “I have heard of a couple people who’ve removed their fingernails in advance of an EVA,” Newman said.
Originally posted by nunya13
Originally posted by notsofunnyguy
Oddball title, blank post...and a STAR!!!!
How does this happen?
And now a FLAG???edit on 28-4-2011 by notsofunnyguy because: WTF?
Ahhhh hahahaha! Shows how much stars and flags are REALLY worth doesn't it? Don't think the OP has even realized yet.
ETA: Up to four flags and ZERO content. Those ATSers should be suspended from the site.edit on 28-4-2011 by nunya13 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
Your post........it's like drugs wrote it.