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According to a certain website that I'll
post below (be sure to check it out, or
the idea will seem not just stupid but
ridiculous as well), the marshmallow
used to make marshmallow peeps is not
water soluble. Still, it's edible,
lightweight, and will keep
indefinately thanks to the high
concentration of preservatives. Dry it out
a bit, and it's a little more solid. If it
punctures, it will still float, and it's nice
and soft for landing on. If life rafts
were made of this in airplanes or large
boats, they would be easy to store, they
would float, and if someone were cast
away it would be a good source of high
calorie food. plus, you won't look like a
foreigner if you shipwreck on the coast
Certain marshmallow is NOT water soluable [schematics, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
artists rendering of life raft-close up [schematics, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
subermersible life raft
[schematics, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]
Build your own from easily obtained ingredients
[Klaatu, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
||I don't know. What nutritional value
does a marshmallow have? Couldn't you
just use those lime flavoured
marshmallows? lime juice would taste
||mmmm... marshmallow vitamins...
||It could be a problem if it is tasty to fish
as well as humans. Also marshmallows
and salt (the inevitable combo) seems
Maybe a waterproof tortilla chip?
||Fish cound indeed be a serious problem. I seem to recall some strange flavored marshmallows in goop being sold as bait in certain tackle shops.
|| WOW! After looking at the link... Wow! Maybe you could make them out of peep eyes.
||thus producing a giant Twinky for the man
The man eating sharks will appreciate marshmallow for dessert after all those chewy dorsal fins.
On the other hand, man-eating sharks, equipped as they are with a highly penetrative hyphen, can munch their way through, say, rubber (or other lightweight life-raft material) just as easily as through thick marshmallow.
The important question, then, is their inclination - would faint traces of sugar in the water excite them as much as blood?
||Should he/they be so inclined... (i have
always been repulsed by the Hostess line
of products so i can see your point)