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This Water Bottle Lets You Purify Any Water In SECONDS

Proper hydration is essential. There’s no working around that. The human body needs plenty of water to keep it fully functional and healthy. So what happens when you’re in an environment where safe drinking water is harder to come by?

Grayl, a water bottle purification company, has developed a new tool to help make drinking water safe wherever you go.

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Said to be the world’s fastest portable purifier, the GeoPress Purifier is capable of removing all waterborne pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and protozoan cysts. It is also capable of filtering sediments, chemicals, heavy metals, and micro plastics from the water source.

All you have to do is fill the device with dirty water from streams, spigots, or sketchy sinks, press the bottle down on any low surface and the bottle will purify the water in about eight seconds.

Photo Courtesy of Grayl

Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, the GeoPress has already reached more than $214,000 of their $30,000 goal at the time of publication. Now that the project is fully-funded, expect to find the GeoPress on the Grayl page in the near future.

A near instantaneous portable water filtration device is a game-changer. Maybe grabbing one will give me an excuse to get out more.


This Water Bottle Automatically Reminds You to Stay Hydrated Every Hour


Sitting in front of a computer screen all day can be dehydrating work. Sometimes a guy just forgets to have some water. Because no one wants to pass out with their Reddit history open to the entire office, Vittel created a pretty impressive and thoughtful design that helps remind people to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Called the Refresh Cap, the water bottle’s simple design has an interesting feature: the cap acts as a timer, counting down the minutes of each hour since the last sip. Once that hour is up, a tiny red flag pings itself up and reminds people to take a drink.

While the bottle is currently only a marketing campaign for Vittel to study behavioral changes when drinking more water, it led to positive responses from those it encouraged to drink more water.

H/T Vimeo


‘Hangover-Preventing’ Beer Adds Electrolytes, Decreases ABV, Is Practically Useless


What happens when Gatorade starts breaking into the beer belly market? Making “sports drinks” tailored specifically to those stalwart individuals who, much like Gatorade’s usual clientele, dedicate hours of their days to doing exactly what they do best (rain or shine, sickness or health, standing up or, more likely, lying down)?

Well when it does happen (and in a few years it will, trust us), we’re guessing it’ll look a little bit like this.

A group of Australian researchers has been working on a way to make beer more hydrating, i.e., less-punch-in-the-gut-hate-yourself-in-the-morning-oh-god-why-and-never-again. They discovered that by adding electrolytes (you know, those tiny invisible fireflies that make Gatorade and Vitamin Water magically good for you) and lowering the alcohol content, they could keep all of beer’s taste and only a margin of the “ugh!”.

Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald reports the researchers found the best results with the electrolyte-fortified light beer, which was up to a third more effective at hydrating drinkers than a normal beer. But you can’t help but wonder, what with the lower ABV and all, exactly how much more you’d have to drink just to get the same buzz? Or in other words, when I’m finally done drinking this stuff, will I still have the same level of hangover in the morning because I just so happened to overdo it, again?

Let’s just hope there’ll be plenty more research done between now and when Gatorade inevitably commercializes this idea, say three years down the road. Seriously guys, just do it.

H/T + PicThx HuffPo