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    Scientists developed nonsticking chewing gum

    I know this is little too offtopic but I simply couldnt resist to post such a milestone: Stepping in gum on the sidewalk wont be such a sticky situation anymore scientists have invented non-stick gum. Clean Gum, as it is called, supposedly can be easily removed from shoes and pavement (as well as from hair, skin, and clothes). So walk down the street without fear of ruining your favorite shoes. Results from preliminary tests, announced today at the annual BA Festival of Science held at the University of York in England, also indicate that the gum will degrade naturally in water.

    The advantage of our Clean Gum is that it has great taste, it is easy to remove and has the potential to be environmentally degradable, said Terence Cosgrove of the University of Bristol in England and a scientist for the company, Revolymer, that created the gum.

    Researchers pitted Clean Gum against commercial gums by sticking them both to the sidewalks on local streets and seeing which gums were easier to remove. The trick to decreasing the stickiness of the gum was to add a polymer that made it less adhesive to most of the surfaces that the chewy stuff tends to stick to. Revolymer plans to market Clean Gum commercially and launch the product in 2008.

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    Its the 3rd worse thing to stand in after 1 Dog Poo ( highly likely),2 Vomit ( unlikely )

    Personally I'd have preferred if people just stopped being so disgusting as to spit out their chewing gum onto the streets anyway, but rather into the bin if they really feel they have to.

    Will it still block my intestines up and kill me if I swallow it?
    (well that's what my mother told me)

    Gum actually passes through intestines quicker then normal and its quite a common myth so i guess this will be the same

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    i always wondered when this would be invented

    other things i think should be invented are
    disposable umbrella
    see through toaster so you can see when the bread/toast is burning
    traffic lights with a count down timer so you know when its going to change from red to green and vice versa- ok i cheated on that one saw that in thailand and thought it was a good idea

    one thing i hate more than chewing gum on the floor at bus stops and train stations is loadsa spit yuck its soooo rank

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    hothothot

    i always wondered when this would be invented other things i think should … i always wondered when this would be invented other things i think should be invented aredisposable umbrellasee through toaster so you can see when the bread/toast is burningtraffic lights with a count down timer so you know when its going to change from red to green and vice versa- ok i cheated on that one saw that in thailand and thought it was a good idea



    Disposable umbrella would be the 99p ones from superdrug

    superdrug.com/inv…279 Only find the 3.99 ones here

    See through toaster would be them clear view toasters already available

    engadget.com/200…ss/

    And the timer for the lights, surely the Amber light is there to tell you, what the next change is!!

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    UltimoScorpion

    Disposable umbrella would be the 99p ones from … Disposable umbrella would be the 99p ones from superdrughttp://www.superdrug.com/invt/383279 Only find the 3.99 ones hereSee through toaster would be them clear view toasters already available http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/03/transparent-toaster-gives-you-clear-view-of-breads-crispiness/And the timer for the lights, surely the Amber light is there to tell you, what the next change is!!


    wow thats a cool toaster!
    but with the traffic lights, if its gonna take 90 secs to change from red to green and you can see that then you could switch off your engine for a minute therefore being environmently friendly and saving petrol

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    hothothot

    wow thats a cool toaster!but with the traffic lights, if its gonna take … wow thats a cool toaster!but with the traffic lights, if its gonna take 90 secs to change from red to green and you can see that then you could switch off your engine for a minute therefore being environmently friendly and saving petrol



    Nice looking toaster, but look at it, it only toasts one slice of bread at a time. I have 2 kids that eat 3 slices of toast, I like 3 or 4 and if the missus is having some, think how long it would take to make breakfast!! :w00t:

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    UltimoScorpion

    Nice looking toaster, but look at it, it only toasts one slice of bread … Nice looking toaster, but look at it, it only toasts one slice of bread at a time. I have 2 kids that eat 3 slices of toast, I like 3 or 4 and if the missus is having some, think how long it would take to make breakfast!! :w00t:


    at least you can see it, no more burnt toast! unless you forget to keep looking at the toaster

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    hothothot

    wow thats a cool toaster!but with the traffic lights, if its gonna take … wow thats a cool toaster!but with the traffic lights, if its gonna take 90 secs to change from red to green and you can see that then you could switch off your engine for a minute therefore being environmently friendly and saving petrol



    Hang on a sec, turning off your engine and then restarting is less environmentally friendly. You use about 10-15 minutes idling fuel just to start the engine. :giggle:

    Sorry its 5 mins, but still...

    epa.gov/sma…htm

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    well... i cant think of a response to that!

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    Just stop inventing stuff thats already been invented, and learn to drive economically.

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    UltimoScorpion

    Just stop inventing stuff thats already been invented, and learn to drive … Just stop inventing stuff thats already been invented, and learn to drive economically.


    but accelrating fast makes you look cool! im not inventing stuff thats already been invented, someone somehow is stealing my ideas!

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    So is playing your music loud, and I have that same problem, must be a conspiracy!

    ilovepink

    one thing i hate more than chewing gum on the floor at bus stops and … one thing i hate more than chewing gum on the floor at bus stops and train stations is loadsa spit yuck its soooo rank



    Hear, hear!!!



    Chewing Gum bugs the life out of me, I hate to see and hear people chewing it, also people actualy spit it out onto the shop floor where I work and some poor sod has to scrape it off the floor. Disgusting:x
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