Watch the Invention That Will Solve All of Our Stubborn Ketchup-Bottle Problems

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Fast Company
Apocalypse reversed.

Stuffed in a lab for a couple of months, a few Really Smart People (it's fair to imagine the crisp white coats and twirling test tubes at this point) have discovered an innovation to cure the Heinz-Bottle-Knife-Clang and Mayonnaise-Flung-to-Crotch-Syndrome: LiquiGlide. (Video below)

Before coming in second place at MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, as Austin Carr at Fast Company reports, the intention of LiquiGlide originally was for anti-icing or gas line applications. Then, possibly after having that excruciating life moment when you shake a ketchup bottle so hard a blade of red hits your brand new shirt, the MIT Smart People applied the "super slippery," nontoxic substance to foodstuffs. Ooooh, watch ketchup slide back and forth. We're coming for you, french fries.

From Fast Company:

As Smith describes it, LiquiGlide is a surface that's unique because it's "kind of a structured liquid--it's rigid like a solid, but it's lubricated like a liquid." It works with many types of packaging--glass, plastic--and can be applied in any number of ways, including spraying the coating onto the inside of bottles.

Once you see it (below), you know: we need this shit. We need mayo to hit burgers with swift purpose. You can imagine the patent office rushing papers, and millions of dollars pitcher-pouring into bank accounts as we speak.

Ketchup, with LiquiGlide:

Ketchup, with no LiquiGlide:

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15 comments
Mpeek
Mpeek

Great Food Packaging Design! Other articles on LiquiGlide shows that the content that people throw away at the bottom of bottles like this is wasting millions on dollars. Not only that, but this is made from plants so it is natural, and easier to recycle because the bottles are cleaner when they are done with. Convenience matched with an eco friendly solution is a rare feat for this industry. Great work!

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

I like the plastic squirt bottles of ketchup that have the big top, so you can sit it upside down. I never seem to have a problem with those. Why don't restaurants/people/Kergo 1 Spaceship just purchase those? Problem solved. 

ObserverFan
ObserverFan

 I hate how it gets crusty around the rim though. That's what she said also

catsup=meh
catsup=meh

Hate catsup, but...

Tilt bottle at approx 30 deg angle with the opening down and hit the raised 57 logo with the heel of your hand until product leaves the bottle.  Is that really so tough that we need to add lube to the mix?   

Vince
Vince

 Everythings better with lube.

Ryan L. Sumner
Ryan L. Sumner

just what we need... more "non-toxic" chemicals close to our food products.  can't wait for the announcement in 20 years that liquiglass is a carcinogen.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Oh boy, you hit one of the HOT BUTTONS again!  Ketchup is the most boring, bland condiment  that God has blessed us with.  Atleast if you are going to have tomato based sauce products on something, you can atleast use a pure tomato sauce, or a salsa-maybe hot sauce.  Tomatoes with sugar is just a dumb idea, used to fool the common folk into thinking this shite is good on stuff. Don't let the man hold you down!  The man is trying to fool you by:

-Making you think Mc d's is a good option for a healthy life-Dickey's is real BBQ-Lake Lewisville is beautiful-Ketchup is good

In summation, Ketchup is gross....and every time we go to the lake with the family, I forget it on purpose; and it pisses everyone off!  I just look over from the grill, and tell em "ketchup sucks, so I didn't bring it".  Then I wind up going to that convenience store across from Burns Run (on the Okie side), and wind up paying, like $6.00 for a bottle of ketchup that is like 6 years old.  Last time I bought a can of chicken in said place, that had expired two years earlier.......just threw in the woods.  Take that global warming!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Kergs, while I appreciate the misplaced passion and the fact your post was funny as crap, I just can't support your ketchup vitriol, seeing how it's rather easily avoidable. I personally can't stand ketchup on a burger or otherwise paired with meat and warm (although I don't mind meatloaf with ketchup on top), but ketchup and fries are besties. I just can't think of how ketchup is so forced upon people that you've gotta have a Kevin Garnett-esque tantrum about it.

And Lake Lewisville is beautiful when compared to Lavon. But that's like saying a Nissan Cube is beautiful compared to a Pontiac Aztek. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Boy, you are right about Lewisville being nicer than Lavon......Lavon is a toilet, only rivaled by Lake Wylie Hubbard. 

DeLaNate
DeLaNate

 You must not have seen much of Lewisville Lake, but it does have some beautiful spots.  Also, ketchup is awesome and mayo should be banned from existence. But Mc d's and Dickey's do suck, so I agree with you there.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Yes, mayo sucks!  Uhhhm, Lake Lewisville is, ahhhhh, a dump....ever been to another lake in the region (Texoma, Broken Bow, Cypress lake, etc.); you'll never go back to Lewisville, I don't care how close and convenient it is.  Besides, death resides at that sullen turd. I guarantee atleast one death this weekend. 

ps-It is nicer then Lavon, although they are kin. 

Trevor Talbert
Trevor Talbert

lol, I've never seen someone so anti-ketchup before.  Keep up the good fight, my man.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Thank you!  My disdain for ketchup is only rivaled by my utter distaste for Dickeys' BBQ.

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