YUM: Suit Grows Edible Algae From Your Breath

August 13, 2013


You jealous, Bane?

This is the Algaculture Symbiosis Suit developed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. It harnesses the carbon dioxide you exhale to grow a colony of algae that you can later eat. Plus you look like a supervillain.

The suit debuted at a recent event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. There, an opera singer donned the algaculture symbiosis suit and serenaded the gathered crowd. The suit created new algae populations during her performance, which audience members were free to consume after the presentation.

How many people do you think actually opted to try the algae she grew during her performance? My guess is not very many. Me? I would have tried it, but I'm adventurous. Plus hungry. *slurping algae* Mmmmm, great vintage -- you can tell the grower had some sizable lungs on her. "Seriously?" No, and I'm really regretting not eating before I came.

Hit the jump for the opera singer in full algae growing gear.


Thanks to crepes, who's great with a little banana and Nutella inside.

  • Mother of rapidly-escalating fucks. Sorry second picture: Computer says no. :(

    I'm fairly certain they could have achieved the same results without all the haunting my goddamn dreams forever parts.

  • sw_robot_yoda

    When I glanced at the thumbnail, I thought they found a parasitic species that settles in your stomach and when ready to spread its spores or eggs, it grows out of the victim's mouth, slowly eating the esophagus.

  • Ummmmm...no.

  • karasuKumo

    I thought this was some sort of glow-stick octopus until I read the title.

  • Girgear

    Davy Jones would be so proud.

  • Azariel_z

    I don't think you should feed that opera Singer for while...

  • Guest

    "No sir, I do not like it." -- Mr. Horse

  • Totally the first step towards a stillsuit.

  • ODwanKenObi


  • Frédéric Purenne

    "Hey honey, I'm ready for our night out, how do I look?
    -Honey, you will always look beautAAARRRGGH!!"

  • Michael Knight

    seriously doubt any algae could live on my breath...

  • Just because something is edible doesn't mean you should eat it.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Muad'dib! Muad'dib!

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    You and I thought the same thing!

  • Max Baldwin

    Please let me know when this carbon dioxide absorbing machine produces bacon. I didn't climb all the way to the top of the food chain to eat algae.

  • Solipsis

    YOU didn't climb anywhere. Your much stronger/braver ancestors ancestors climbed, you were born at the top like a prince just like everyone else.

    Haha, though.

  • Max Baldwin

    YOU don't know what a joke is. Your much stronger/braver ancestors ancestors ancestors ancestors know what a joke is, but you were just born stupid.

  • Laserhead

    The gear in the bottom picture with the opera singer looks very much like Cthulu to me.

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