Gentleman drinks water trapped in a rock for 2 million years


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/04/gentleman-drinks-water-trapped.html


#2

Probably safer than the giardia-infested Live Water crap.


#3
  1. “Who knew quartz was so hard.” Uh - everyone? Its usually a 7 on the Moh’s scale.

  2. Geology is the one science where “Can you taste it?” is sometimes, “Yes.”


#4

Let me tell you a little about pathogens & bacteria…


#5

Will they ever learn?


#6

Do you want Andromeda Strain? This is how you get Andromeda Strain!


#7

With little more science they get hemoglobin out too?


#8

Anthropology and paleontology too. Lick it and stick it.


#9

Chemistry too. Sometimes you can taste just once.


#10

Next: marketing it.


#11

Works for space exploration too


#12

Gastroenterology comes to mind…*

Honestly, I think the list of sciences where the answer to “Can you taste it?” is, “No.” would be the shorter list.

*I know that’s not meeting the strict definition of “a science,” butt still.


#13

Gross…


#14

#15

There’s a thing circulating.


#16

What if he accidentally drank the last surviving specimen of Thompson’s lesser fairy shrimp or something?


#17

I think we learned more about the taster than the rock water.


#18

Chemistry: If you insist on licking the science go be a chef


#19

That’s what I was looking for, lol.


#20

Can you imagine how much they would pay for it?