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This Edible Water Balloon May Signal the End of Plastic Bottles

This can help reduce plastic pollution.

Since 1907, when plastic was first invented, plastic waste has been continuously accumulating on the planet’s landfills and other waste disposal sites. Now more than a century after its invention, the world stands vis-a-vis with one of the biggest problems that man has ever created – plastic waste pollution.

Among the most common plastic waste produced are plastic bottles and cups, and it would take approximately 450 years, or maybe even more, to decompose. So, to help reduce plastic waste, a company decided to create an edible water balloon that aims to replace plastic bottles and cups.

Say hello to “Ooho!” – an innovation that will revolutionize the way we drink water. It looks like a wobbly globe of fluid that resembles that of a breast implant. It is made of two layers of gelatinous membrane that consist of sodium alginate, obtained from brown algae, and calcium chloride. Meanwhile, the jelly-like consistency is achieved through a process called gelification – a cooking technique that involves adding an edible gelling agent to liquids.

With Ooho, the need for plastic bottles is completely eliminated.

This edible blob can revolutionize the way we drink water.

Each water globule contains 250ml of water and costs around 2 cents each to make. Its final retail price is yet to be decided.

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The Ooho! was invented three years ago by three London-based engineers, and are now raising funds so they can bring the product to consumers.

On their crowdfunding page, the inventors, Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche, said:

“Ooho! is a sustainable packaging alternative to plastic bottles and cups, made from a seaweed extract.”

“It is entirely biodegradable and so natural you can actually eat it.”

“Ooho sachets are flexible packets of water, drunk by tearing a hole and pouring into your mouth, or consumed whole.”

“Our packaging is cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits, and even cosmetics.”

Flavors can even be added to it!

Ooho is targeted to hit the market within a year.

This product would come pretty handy during marathons and any similar sports activities. We’re looking forward to trying it!

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Scientists Believe That Earth is Spitting Out the Deepest Proof of Life Ever Found

These come from somewhere way below the bottom of the sea!

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Evidence of microbial life that has existed in the deepest depths of the planet may have just been discovered. Scientists have detected organic matter in the rocks spewed by mud volcanoes near Mariana Trench, Earth's deepest point.

While humans are on the continuous lookout for alien life forms in other planets and galaxies, the discovery of such organic matter emphasizes the possibility that similarly unknown and bizarre organisms exist within Earth's deepest recesses.

The study's lead researcher, Oliver Plümper from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands, told National Geographic:

"This is another hint at a great, deep biosphere on our planet."...

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The Hoba Meteorite, the Largest Known Meteorite on Earth, Didn’t Leave a Crater

It was discovered by a farmer while ploughing his field.

The Hoba meteorite, also known as the Hoba West, is currently the largest known meteorite (as a single piece) on Earth. The 66-ton iron object was discovered by a farmer back in 1920 not far from Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia.

The owner of the land on which the Hoba was found, Jacobus Hermanus Brits, discovered the object while ploughing one of his fields with an ox. He heard a loud metallic scratching sound, which caused his plough to suddenly stop.

The Hoba meteorite is the largest known meteorite on Earth.

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Quickly after its discovery, the Hoba attracted the attention of many scientists. They identified the object as a meteorite and removed the soil around it. Because of its large mass, it was never removed from where it fell. ...

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Senator Claims Human Body Heat Causes Climate Change

This is why you should be careful who you vote for.

Let's face it; while some politicians may be geniuses when it comes to creating laws and policies, there are some who make us wonder why people still vote for them in the first place. And the sad part is that many of these politicians are senators who adamantly seem to reject not only common sense, but also verified researchers about important issues.

Case in point, we have Scott Wagner, a Pennsylvanian Republican State senator. During a recent event in Harrisburg, he made this incredibly brain-twisting statement:

We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.

Yes, you read that right. There's actually a US Senator who genuinely believes that body heat is what's causing climate change....

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