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MIT does it again, because that's what they do, apparently

LarlarLarlar Moderator, ClubPA mod
edited May 2012 in Singularity Engine++
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679878/mits-freaky-non-stick-coating-keeps-ketchup-flowing
Easy product dispensing is one of the key challenges faced not only by ketchup bottlers but a variety of other condiment retailers that make up an industry characterized by $33 billion in total annual sales worldwide. LiquiGlide solves this problem with a super slippery coating that allows for easy and complete dispensing of food items such as ketchup and mayonnaise. Developed in the Varanasi Research Group at MIT, this new coating is made from nontoxic materials and is easily applied to food packaging.

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As part of their theft prevention mandate from 1846, MIT only provides safety glasses and handheld props to white scientists

There are videos embedded into the article. This thing is crazy to see in action. I'm sure we'll find out 50 years from now that it's just one more thing that's giving us all cancer, but for now let's enjoy yet another first-world problem solved. Let's also collectively shame the first person to make a really obvious joke about its potential applications to vaginas and vagina-like activities (e.g.: coitus, natural childbirth, table tennis).

tl;dr: Click link. Watch 15-second ketchup video. Grunt in approval.

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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular
    can you stick your dick in it

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    what a time to be alive

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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular
    Gotta start saving my ketchup bottles and show them to my grandchildren so they can appreciate what they have

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps Spinning past the ceiling, absolution calling Are you there, or not?Registered User regular
    We truly are living in the future

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Someone post that video of pouring chocolate sauce on shoes.

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    Huh. That's time well spent.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    -Tal wrote: »
    can you stick your dick in it
    I could barely restrain myself from making this same post. Luckily, I skimmed the OP. :P

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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular

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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular
    Bogey wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    can you stick your dick in it
    I could barely restrain myself from making this same post. Luckily, I skimmed the OP. :P

    so did I

    and I posted it anyway

    :twisted:

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  • LarlarLarlar Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Damn it, Bogey, you're supposed to be maintaining order.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I still reserve my right to spend an inordinate amount of time explaining the perfect sauce bottle shaking technique at every BBQ I attend

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Reusable condiment bottles!

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I've got shellfish dimes and sanddollarsRegistered User regular
    my friend showed me that and was like

    "I wanna make someone drink that"

    and I was like

    "no way dude, that's terrible!" but as I thought about it, I got more and more intrigued

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  • KetarKetar Duke of Weaseltown Like an agile peacock!Registered User regular
    Please either make this stuff available in spray bottles, or give me permanently coated measuring cups. Anything to make it easier to get all my baking sweeteners measured and poured out. This stuff looks amazing.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    We gotta think big.

    I'm thinkin' Slip n Slide 2.0

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    We gotta think big.

    I'm thinkin' Slip n Slide 2.0
    Please, think how dangerous this would be.

    The military would be sure to weaponize it.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Seems a day can't pass without us winding up deeper in The Future.

    I'm practicing my surrender speech to Skynet already.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I have a 100m roll of black plastic, detergent and a hill.

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  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    we have ketchup in plastic bottles and you just squeeze them

    death to america

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Arang wrote: »
    we have ketchup in plastic bottles and you just squeeze them

    death to america

    yet you call it ketchup?!

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    you aint gettin all the ketchup out of a plastic bottle no matter how hard you squeeze

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    you aint gettin all the ketchup out of a plastic bottle no matter how hard you squeeze
    Tef wrote: »
    I still reserve my right to spend an inordinate amount of time explaining the perfect sauce bottle shaking technique at every BBQ I attend

    It's more of a spin, but still

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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    you aint gettin all the ketchup out of a plastic bottle no matter how hard you squeeze

    think about the thousands upon thousands of tons of perfectly good ketchup just thrown away with the bottle

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  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl Candice 1 Just the cutestRegistered User regular
    this is amazing

    i love the future

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    So, now it's the future, someone has to be called Admiral Future.

    Not it!

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    Reusable condiment bottles!

    We have had that since the mid 1800's only you had to wash them out before filling them again

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Well. It's sure no jellied gasoline.

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  • agoajagoaj One is the loneliest number you could ever chuRegistered User regular
    my friend showed me that and was like

    "I wanna make someone drink that"

    and I was like

    "no way dude, that's terrible!" but as I thought about it, I got more and more intrigued

    If you drink it homeopathic medicine won't work on you.

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    a couple years from now when this is in every bottle it will never cease to blow my mind that clever engineers changed the way sauce works

    children will grow up never understanding that iit could be any other way

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  • SwissLionSwissLion We are beside ourselves! Registered User regular
    The Next Step: Railguns that only fire marmalade.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    get your rectum *did* every few months

    never have to wipe again

    ..actually that could cause problems

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  • SwissLionSwissLion We are beside ourselves! Registered User regular
    I was thinking the same thing but mostly in terms of nutrient absorption.

    It took me probably a little too long to think about the other issues.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Gonna coat the insides of all my Fleshlights with this.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    This is mind-bottling.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    This is one of the things I love about science

    Dudes trying to fix icing on windshields and oil lines freezing

    Instead revolutionize the condiment packaging world

    #pipe on
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  • -Tal-Tal Diplomat NigeriaRegistered User regular
    facetious wrote: »
    This is mind-bottling.

    :|

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Gonna coat the insides of all my Fleshlights with this.

    But its all about the friction!

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