This crazy blob might be the water bottle of the future

If you have a hard time drinking water, soon you may be able to get your recommended daily intake of H2O through edible blobs. Created by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier of Skipping Rocks Lab in London, Ooho is a biodegradable ‘water bottle’ that looks unlike any other water bottle you’ve ever seen.

This weird-looking water-balloon-silicon-implant water bottle is created from frozen water, which has been encapsulated in layers of membrane made from calcium chloride and brown algae. Mental Floss notes it’s a ‘riff on a culinary technique called spherification’ (like this delicious dessert).

Ooho recently received a $22,500 sustainability award from the EU, so can we expect these to be sold at the local deli anytime soon? Who knows, but one great thing about Ooho is that it will save on plastic bottles, so it’s also great for the environment.

‘At the end of the day you don’t have to eat it. But the edible part shows how natural it is. People are really enthusiastic about the fact that you can create a material for packaging matter that is so harmless that you can eat it’, Paslier told the Guardian.

Via Mental Floss