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NASA has offered for general sale a high-tech "electrolytic rehydration drink" developed to keep astronauts in top shape under the physiological stresses of orbital flight. For a truly authentic astronaut experience, Earthbound drinkers of "The Right Stuff™" may wish to mix their cutting-edge space beverage with (purified) rat …

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Joke

The Rat Stuff?

As they might say in Yorkshire.

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Unhappy

Too late...

I know a Pub that has been selling Rat Pi$$ by the pint for years.

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Happy

Makes Dr Pepper look drinkable...

.....remember dasani? - "what's the worst that can happen?"

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Happy

Hehehe

"self-sourced liquids" - very welcome smiles on Friday.

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Coat

scifi drinks

no ambrosia?

no blue milk?

no prune juice (a warriors drink!)

no canaar?

bah!

mines the one with the bottle of romulan ale in the pocket

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Anonymous Coward

What a lovely press release.

"Astronauts continue to use the patented formula on space missions to prevent the symptoms of dehydration."

Shame it doesn't actually prevent dehydration, that might be even more useful!

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Boffin

Ahem

"far more pure and healthy than average tap water (or even bottled)"

Tap water (in the UK at least) is purified and regulated to a far higher standard than bottled.

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RE: scifi drinks

You forgot Moloko Velocet etc.

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Alien

In space nobody can hear your stream

IGMC

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Rat's pi$$?

So that'll be any kind of lager then?

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Dasani

Since that turned out to be made from Thames tap, there was probably a fair amount of recycled rat piss in there too.

Makes you wonder why they bothered adding the carcinogens.

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@John Kirkwood

Actually it's an ale. ;)

http://www.oldratspiss.co.uk/

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Coat

nb4

Tang?

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@ Seanmon

Sure, if by "purified and regulated" you mean pumped full of so much damn chlorine that it tastes like drinking a swimming pool.

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Drink Brawndo - It's Got Electrolytes!

I have this sudden flashback to Mike Judge's film "Idiocracy" where the no.1 drink is called Brawndo (it's got electrolytes), where it's dispensed from drinking fountains and they even try to water the crops with it.

Then some nutcase turned it into a real drink - http://www.brawndo.com

It's got what plants crave!

It's got electrolytes!

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Boffin

@Seanmon

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Unaccompanied closing tag

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Just wondering....

How exactly do they extract the piss from the rats....?

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@Just wondering....

Signs on the cages saying "prudence", "recovery is just around the corner", "I have the full support of my party"

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@ Jord

"You long-tailed red-eyed furry little bastards."

Sorry, but you were asking for that.

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