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Nerds at MIT “fix” Ketchup Bottle problem

(Daily What)– It took two months and a whole team of MIT mechanical engineers and nano-technologists, but at long last, mankind has a solution to the ketchup bottle battle. LiquiGlide, a “super slippery” coating, is made up of nontoxic materials that allow the condiment to pour out smoothly, the way it was intended. The lubricant can be applied to all sorts of food packaging, but ketchup had better be likely will be priority number one. One of the biggest challenges the team faced was making sure the coating was safe to consume, which meant ingredients had to be FDA-approved. “We had a limited amount of materials to pick from,” said team member Dave Smith, an MIT Ph.D. candidate. “I can’t say what they are, but we’ve patented the hell out of it.”


Really MIT?  You spent two months inventing a solution to a problem that never existed in the first place?  You guys are supposed to be the smartest nerds on the planet.  You should be inventing cool shit like hover crafts, or flying cars, or a beer koozie that you can use to keep score.  I can solve this ketchup problem in about 2 seconds…ready?  Hold the bottle at like a 45-degree angle and tap it on the No.57.  Boom, done.  All these scientists did was invent a product that will lead to your food drowning in ketchup.  No thanks.  It’s just the smugness that really rubs me the wrong way.  Just bragging about how they have this great patent. Thinking they are going to be millionaires.  Hey bro, hate to break it to you but nobody even uses the glass ketchup bottles anymore.  The plastic upside-down squeezable bottle is where it’s at.  Welcome to the 21st century dorks.

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  1. mab
    May 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    So true! And I would like to know what chemicals are used to coat that bottle?

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