While NASA continues its pioneering work of turning an astronaut’s urine into drinking water the mad geniuses of the U.S. Army have come up with another invention you’d probably like to live without: dried food pouches which can be rehydrated with your old piss. Yum! The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center which invented a sandwich which could stay fresh for three years has now figured out a way to reduce the amount of water soldiers need to carry for their food supply. A specially designed filter inside the dehydrated pouches of food will enable soldiers to create a meal using the filthiest water they can find, or even their own urine. An engineer at the company which creates the filters was kind enough to explain that urine should only be used “in an absolute emergency,” as if anyone would use their own pee to cook food if they didn’t really have to. (New Scientist)

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