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In Space, No One Can Hear Someone Say “Last Call”

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Two words, people: SPACE BEER.
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The Nikkei is reporting (May 27 14:14) that the Japanese brewery Sapporo Holdings is going to brew a ?space beer? in November. The above photo shows Okayama University professor, Manabu Sugimoto (R), and his grad student Elena Shagenardanova (L) of Russia with a sheaf of ?space barley? from the first generation of barley that was grown on the Russian space lab.

Oh, Japan. You make some terrifying stuff sometimes, but when you do good, you do really good. I’d be totally willing to risk alien barley monsters bursting from my stomach if I could drink space beer. Call me, Professor! (Via Fucked Gaijin)

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