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Old 06 January 2016, 01:52 PM
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70% of the Apollo astronauts are still alive. Pretty good numbers considering the latest birth year of an Apollo astronaut was 1936.

ETA: Note that those numbers are of those who flew beyond earth-orbit, Apollo astronauts such as "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee, who were killed in the capsule fire, are not counted.
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Old 06 January 2016, 02:03 PM
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Hey! What are you doing including facts in this discussion?

I guess I have to stand by my tinfoil-lined space suits now.
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Old 06 January 2016, 02:20 PM
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Back in early high school, our science teacher produced a sealed plastic bag with a piece of steak in it. The bag had been vacuum-sealed and irradiated back in the 1960's, and was touted as being still edible (this would have been, at the time, a roughly 20-year-old piece of steak).

Now, I can't vouch for how edible it may or may not have been - indeed, the question arises as to how anyone could know, without opening it up and eating it. But it clearly was not rotten, and looked to be in generally good shape.

TL;DR - obviously vacuum-packed and irradiated people are going to be well-preserved.
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Old 06 January 2016, 02:31 PM
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I guess I have to stand by my tinfoil-lined space suits now.
The astronauts only wore the space suits for brief periods of time, for most of the flight, they were in essentially street clothing.

Booyah! Eat them facts!
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Old 06 January 2016, 04:17 PM
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All right! I'll admit it! I'm part of the vast media conspiracy to hide the fact that the moon landings were faked! Now leave me alone! (and a few more !!!!!s for emphasis!)
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Old 06 January 2016, 04:18 PM
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See, that's were everyone is wrong. The moon landings were not fake, the astronauts were fake.
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Old 08 February 2016, 12:27 AM
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Comment: Your article places the national debt in the billions, but other sources state that the national debt has just surpassed 19 trillion. Could you clarify?
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Old 08 February 2016, 05:40 PM
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Comment: Your article places the national debt in the billions, but other sources state that the national debt has just surpassed 19 trillion. Could you clarify?
Perhaps the question came from a European who still uses the old definitions of billion and trillion?
(Old European billion = 1012, standard modern billion = 109.)
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Old 08 February 2016, 06:10 PM
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Since the article linked talks about $14,288 billion (in 2009) and the person is talking about $19 trillion in 2015/2016, the issue would appear to be that the person doesn't realize that $xx,000 billion is $xx trillion (and that debt often changes from year to year).
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Since the article linked talks about $14,288 billion (in 2009) and the person is talking about $19 trillion in 2015/2016, the issue would appear to be that the person doesn't realize that $xx,000 billion is $xx trillion (and that debt often changes from year to year).
Or, as I posted, perhaps the person thinks that a thousand billion isn't the same as a trillion. The old definition of trillion was a thousand thousand billion. So $14,288 billion isn't anywhere near a trillion using that definition.
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Old 09 February 2016, 01:40 AM
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Nevermind ant text

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