Lots of people have gotten funny jokes out of the affair of the astronaut - Lisa Nowak - who was involved in a love triangle of sorts. She drove from Houston to Orlando Florida carrying: a compressed air pistol, a steel mallet, a knife, rubber tubing, and bags. And, she was wearing adult diapers.
At first glance this sounds funny, but when you actually think about it you'll see that it is oddly rational. The diapers are what astronauts wear upon reentry. See, they have to drink a lot of water before they touch down, and they also have to be strapped in. So, they wear the "protection". And, since it's 950 miles from Houston to Orlando, and she only wanted to stop briefly for gas, she made the logical choice to use her training, just like a Girl Scout would.