Blog: A wee bit odd

Catherine Sleep | 22 July 2004

Remember those indestructible sandwiches prototyped for the US Army last year? Well, they’ve gone one better now. Scientists have developed a dried food ration that can be rehydrated using any fluid. Yup, that’s any fluid you care to name, be it muddy ditchwater or even your own, ahem, waste water.

The meal comes in a pouch that filters out 99.9% of bacteria and most toxic chemicals. Most, but not all. So far it comes in just one variety: chicken and rice. But let’s face it, if you’re in open warfare and supping your own urine along with it, having a varied diet is probably the least of your worries.

And you'd certainly want a square melon for dessert after that


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