I don't usually post twice in one day, but I just couldn't wait to tell you this. I just read the following little morsel in National Geographic:
Combine shrimp shell and silk proteins and a miraculous new substance is born. “Shrilk” was invented by researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard, who layered the two components in a way that mimicked structures found in shells and insect cuticles. Shrilk is inexpensive to manufacture but has invaluable virtues: It’s tough, flexible, and biodegradable. In the future it may be used to make everything from wound dressings to trash bags to disposable diapers. And it might make many landfill-choking plastics obsolete. —A. R. Williams
So, "shrilk" reminded me of something. We used to call rice milk "rilk" (aka "Rilke's favorite beverage"), and so we started calling chocolate rice milk "chrilk."
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