Things are harder to do in space. Weightlessness can turn the most mundane task into a problem that can take hundreds of engineer hours to solve. Sleeping is more difficult and using the bathroom requires a lot more equipment and care. Even drinking a cup of coffee in the morning needs a specially engineered cup.

Here's a great video showing how it works.

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Shea Gunther ( @sheagunther ) is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.