LOL juice no laughing matter, says school


Kids, just say no to LOL. That’s the message coming from Bankstown Grammar School in Sydney, where the carbonated fruit juice is being consumed as a breakfast beverage by children as young as six.

Despite the claims that the side of the packaging make about the soft-drink containing “no bad stuff”, each can contains 26mg of sugar, and the design – with its large smiley face and colourful labelling – has been criticised for looking similar to the Red Bull design.

Klimatic Base 1 AirWater Machine: Extract water from the stinky air around you


The concept is good, but I’ve gone and spoilt it by talking about stinky air. The Klimatic Base 1 AirWater Machine is a water cooler with a difference – instead of having to plumb it in or lug water bottles around, it can generate up to 20 litres of water every day straight out of the air.

It’s fairly obvious that air contains water, and this machine takes advantage of that. Really, it’s a glorified dehumidifier, but as it’s for human consumption, it goes through several filtering processes, including an active carbon filter and a UV light chamber, to get rid of solids, oxygenates, odour, and bacteria.

Then it’s yours for the drinking. Whoopee!