Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just Can't Hold It Any Longer

Sometimes I wonder what we would do if someone invented the universal solvent. A liquid, I suppose, that would dissolve anything it touched.

The initial problem, of course, would be where we might store it. Even at the moment of its creation. If it’s the universal solvent, there’s no container capable of containing it.

So first we’d have to figure out how to store it. No glass, no metal, no plastic, no dirt, no natural or artificial bottles, cans, insulated barrels. Eventually, no matter how thick the container, the universal solvent cuts through.

My theory: Use electrical currents, plasma, anything which has no physical properties. That way, once we invent something which will dissolve everything, we now have a way of keeping it “on the shelf.”

Why would we want such an item? I haven’t the faintest idea. There’s always been a concept of “How can we store a universal solvent?” Given a hypothetical situation like that, I present an equally hypothetical solution.

Now that we supposedly have the container, we can invent the product. When the time comes that we can roll out the production line, it’s time to find the use.

Just don’t get any on your hands. Or anywhere else.


Blogger D.B. Echo said...

And then comes the "Real Genius" moment of clarity: now that you have something this amazing, what do you DO with it?

Rain it down on your enemies' heads? Drip droplets of it onto their airplanes, their nuclear reactors, their hospitals? There are many things that will not react well to having a few holes drilled vertically through them.

Ugh. FOr me, I'll stick with water as the closest thing to a universal solvent. It's not particularly fast or strong, but given enough time it gets the job done.

February 13, 2009 10:36 AM  

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