Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Novel of the White Powder

1. US Patent 3956511, from 1976, is for a way of preparing glucose polymer (dextrin) particles that can absorb about their own weight in grain alcohol, the resulting powder to be dissolved in water on such occasions as when you want a sugary alcoholic concoction and New Zealand draft beer is not available.
2. The patent apparently expired in 1991. But at last there is a commercial application for the technology:

3. Here as in so many other ways, Nature is imitating a Keats-and-Chapman joke.


M. Bouffant said...

Were it "Alcohol Containing Dexedrine Powder" they'd be onto something. Perhaps as science marches on.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

This is a great development. Now a businessman can snort his three-martini lunch off a hooker's ass.


Sirius Lunacy said...

But why is the rum powder gone?

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

A very dry martini.

Smut Clyde said...

three-martini lunch off a hooker's ass
Shaking it costs extra.

Sirius Lunacy said...

Everybody come on over to the frat house, we're doing powder keg stands!!!