One of the best inventions of 2009

Time magazine has deemed dandelion rubber to be one of the best scientific breakthroughs for 2009.  This of course immediately grabbed my attention. I mean a contraceptive for weeds?  That’s brilliant!!!

Apparently, once again my imagination has gone off in a different direction from mainstream media.  Dandelion sap, i.e. “latex,” is the new new thing now that German scientists have turned off an enzyme that formerly caused the goo to “polymerize” upon exposure to air.

I still think my idea could have been BIG!

One Response to “One of the best inventions of 2009”

  1. ricki - sprig to twig January 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Yep! Your interpretation of “dandelion rubber” should definitely be explored. If nothing else comes of it, it was at least good for giggles.