The next time you grab the humble toothbrush to keep your pearly whites nice and clean, do remember that it is not only capable of putting tartar and plaque issues at bay, but with a little bit of ingenuity, a couple of astronauts managed to replaced a vital power unit on the International Space Station today with the help of a toothbrush. Of course, the toothbrush was not the only exclusive repair tool, but rather, the sum of a whole, but it is definitely the most unique tool out there thanks to a little innovation and improvisation.

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese spaceflyer Akihiko Hoshide were the ones who performed this spacewalk repair with a toothbrush to help them out along the way. Certainly there should be some McGyver blood running through the veins of those astronauts, don’t you think so? I for one, will never look at my toothbrush in the same way ever again. How about you? I guess it did not matter whether the toothbrush was electronic or otherwise.

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