Login/Sign Up




Should Cosmonauts and Astronauts learn to share the toilet?
Comedy


'Toilet row' lowers space morale
The International Space Station, once a place where astronauts would share food and facilities, is said to be embroiled in a Cold War-like stand-off.

A Russian cosmonaut has complained he is no longer allowed to use a US toilet as well as a...
vancam
Mar 31, 2009
2 votes
7 debaters


+ Add Argument

2
Yes


jonjax71
Mar 31, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Seeing this debate sparked my memory banks, most every person of the US and the Western Hemisphere is unaware that the first African-descent, or Black man to travel to space was not the US astronaut-Guion Bluford but 3 years before him Afro-Cuban Arnaldo Mendez flew to space as a Russian cosmonaut

 
frankiej4189
Mar 31, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Haha this article made them sound like little kids. "He wont share the toilet with me!" "Well he's a commi!"

Side note: Also interesting to see that the Cold War apparantly isn't done with in Space

 
verya
Mar 31, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
We share toilets in every public place: restaurants, schools, the workplace, etc. Why not on a space vessel?

 
thales
Apr 01, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Rebuttal to: vancam Show

Of course the communists want to share--the capitalists have better stuff!

 
+ Add Argument

0
No


blackkodiak
Mar 31, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Rebuttal to: jonjax71 Show

Further, not many people in the Western Hemisphere are aware that the first Mongolian in space was up only one year after Mendez, a punchy military engineer by the name of Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa.

 
unlabled00
Mar 31, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
Rebuttal to: verya Show

Because I'd imagine the "vessel", as it were, for going to the bathroom in zero-gravity is a little more personal than a porcelain ring

 
vancam
Apr 01, 2009
0 convinced
Rebuttal
I do like the symbolism in this news story. The idea that the Russians (communists) would like to share and the Americans (capitalists) don't want to share.

It shows how petty these kind of things can get. Rather than getting on with the important scientific research they are squabbling over who gets to use the loo.

Rather the squabbling about different ideologies it would be better if people just got on with the important business of living.

 


Use these tags to find similiar debates

BBC Comedy funny VanCam