Women Are from Venus

Russia’s Mars500 Project is now underway, with 6 men isolated in a simulation chamber for the next 520 days to test the viability of a trip to Mars … but that’s not the story here.

Ohhhhh no.

Although many a woman applied for this experience, none were accepted. The reasons might be open for debate if it weren’t for the following glowing quote from Mars500 program director Boris Morukov, as reported by Reuters:

It is harder for a woman to be taken out of life and put in isolation … The most important thing here is motivation, and limitations would upset women. You’re not allowed to talk on a telephone.

As I’m sure you can imagine, after I read that … OH LOOK! … SQUIRREL!!

[whistle … whistle … whistle … whistle … whistle]