LiquiGlide, developed by a team at MIT's Varanasi Research Group, is a surface coating that liberates the notoriously non-Newtonian fluid ketchup from its glass- or plastic-walled prison. The research came in second in MIT's $100K Entrepreneurship Challenge, and is almost certainly destined for a bottle near you. Watch its graceful performance below in a video from Fast Co.Exist.
We have seen slippery materials before, but never in so useful an application. Creator Dave Smith tells Fast Co. that the heavily patented coating on the inside of the bottle is "kind of a structured liquid--it's rigid like a solid, but it's lubricated like a liquid."
Here it is with mayo:
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