cracked: The shutdown doesn’t stop Obamacare OR zero gravity’s…
The shutdown doesn’t stop Obamacare OR zero gravity’s crushing toll!
#6. You Have to Work Out Constantly (Or You’ll Pass Out)
There are two reasons behind this. One is to avoid muscle and bone turning into brittle mush due to lack of gravity. The other is a wacky phenomenon called orthostatic intolerance. On Earth, it’s the reason you sometimes feel dizzy when standing up too fast. Off Earth, it graduates to being the reason your slacker ass would freaking hate space. Your body is normally able to deal with orthostatic intolerance by raising your heart rate and blood pressure until you get a grip … but in space, your heart is a goddamn pussy. Realizing it doesn’t need to do the whole “fighting against gravity” crap, it happily gets smaller and weaker, and your blood pressure drops. When orthostatic intolerance hits in a situation like that, you’ll pass out. A lot.