Under the right circumstances, a home furnishing has the power to make visitors green around the gills. Such is the findings of a recent paper published in the journal Perception, "The sickening rug: a repeating static pattern that leads to motion-sickness-like symptoms."
Not all NASA gigs involve rockets and spacesuits. Zero-G motion sickness is a common problem for astronauts, and someone has to test the bags o' biliousness. Meet those intrepid scientists who make NASA's fake vomit.