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By 08.17.10

There are some jokes we’re above using. “Halo” jokes aren’t among them.

Anyway, the “teabag” we’re referring to is not, in fact, the fratboy’s favorite taunt on Live, but an actual, honest-to-goodness teabag. Well, it’s not really a tea bag because there’s no tea in it, but it’s the same principle. Except in reverse, actually, because you dip it in brown water and it…you know what, this analogy has failed at every level. Let’s just explain what it does.

You fill a bottle of water and insert this bag in the neck, and the contents, nanofibers and carbon granules, go to work. The nanofibers clean out the contaminants, and the carbon wipes the floor with any bacteria. You just drink the water through the neck of the bottle, and through the filter, and it takes care of everything. Best of all, it costs half a penny; relief organizations can turn out these things by the millions for dirt.

Video of this wonder filter after the jump:

[ via io9 ]


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