And no, I’m not talking about the newest iPod. A company based out of Denmark has created a device — a straw, actually — that can filter impurities and diseases from any water source. The website actually has pictures of people sucking water from a lake that looks like Lipton Tea. And they’re smiling, which leads me to believe that the water they are drinking doesn’t taste much like dooky or floating ox carcass.
Another plus is that the “LifeStraws” as they are so aptly named only cost $2 a piece and they can filter up to one years worth of water for one person, all with no power requirements. Imagine all the people in those 3rd world countries that will have access to clean water that didn’t before… it’s all pretty amazing.