Humankind is really something special.
Jonathan Marcus, compelled by the challenge to create something for a convention called (no joke), "Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon," found a way to deep fry water.
Stupid shit no one needs? Perhaps. But terrible idea? Not so much.
Here's how he did it, according to Vice:
Marcus had the wherewithal to realize that the key to frying water would be to enclose a portion of it in a membrane of some sort. He turned to calcium alginate, a gelatinous substance that is made from aqueous calcium chloride and aqueous sodium alginate (a tried-and-true staple of molecular gastronomy).
It's similar to the spherical rainbow drop cake that has recently become a Cronut-level trend.
Marcus delicately rolls his congealed balls of water in egg and panko crumbs and carefully places them into his deep fryer, frying them up before slurping them down.
How does it taste? "That was the blandest fried thing I’ve ever tasted," he says.
Whatever. At least deep fried water is now a thing you can now drink. Or eat? We're just going to call it "dreatink," a new form of ingesting food that has now been demonstrated by a man in a Massachusetts kitchen.
We should note that mixing water and hot oil together can create an explosive reaction and should be handled with extreme care. Needless to say, don't dreatink this at home.