MIT’s Solution for Getting Ketchup Out of Bottles Wen Duan June 4, 2012 News 1 Comment 109 Shares Google+ 71 Twitter 12 Facebook 22 LinkedIn 3 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 1 109 Shares × Ketchup is always shy when coming out of the bottle. In fact most people find it a rather infuriating task to get the right amount (or any) out at all. While most of us just give up in anger and defeat, Dave Smith and a team of engineers at MIT spent two months trying to solve this problem. What resulted was a special, non-toxic coating dubbed LiquidGlide. Granted this may seem like such a small feat for such a small inconvenience. But on a larger scale, in the large business of sauces, this little tweak in bottle production can prevent million of tons of food being thrown out. But this inspiration from a ketchup bottle can also have various other applications that can prevent clogs in oil and gas lines, wind shields, anti- icing. (via fastcoexist) 109 Shares Google+ 71 Twitter 12 Facebook 22 LinkedIn 3 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 1 109 Shares × One Response Jason June 4, 2012 I’m sure sometime in the future FDA “scientists” will find this new Liquid Glide substance is poisonous or carcinogenic. Just like they did with BPH.