"Life Saver" bottle designed to really save lives

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This simple looking bottle costs almost $300 US Dollars, but its inventor Michael Pritchard says the "Life Saver" can turn even the murkiest and yucky water into drinking water!

The idea to invent this bottle came to Mr. Pritchard after watching people suffer in two natural disasters - the Tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He realized that after both the disasters, the biggest problem was finding clean drinkable water - and the "Life Saver" was born.

He says that the Life Saver is superior because conventional filters only cut out bacteria measuring more than 200 nanometers while his filters cut out even viruses which are typically just 25 nanometers long. In case you are wondering, one nanometer measures one-billionth of a meter.

The UK Military are already big fans of the "Life Saver". The soldiers were particularly excited because of the kind of conditions they have to be in and to carry a bottle like this can be a huge relief. Mr. Pritchard is hoping that his bottles will be used extensively in all situations, but especially during major natural disasters.

Watch the video below for a more detailed explanation how the "Life Saver" works by the inventor himself.

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49 Comments
  • applemango
    applemangoover 2 years
    This is a very good idea! Mr. Pritchard is very creative. I think this invention will be useful for just about anything!
    • PewDiePIeover 2 years
      worst school challenge ever
      • dedsec23
        dedsec23about 3 years
        i want one to test it
        • ajg16
          ajg16about 3 years
          Wow this is a crazy smart idea, I've never seen one in stores tho. Is it something you have to order?
          • imback
            imbackabout 3 years
            THIS SAVE PEOPLES LIFE WHAT THIS IS AWESOME.
            • cool over 3 years
              this is so cool
              • ilovebunnys!!!!almost 4 years
                this is awesome but where are the bunnys????!!!!
                • catdoglover
                  catdogloveralmost 4 years
                  Follow me and make the world a better place! Go to the water filter book article to find out what this acronym means! #LLTPOTW (Acronym means first letter of each word to make shortened version)
                  • puppylover10
                    puppylover10almost 4 years
                    idk how much i would pay but i willlllll get it
                    • angie33
                      angie33over 4 years
                      i would fork 300 dollars for THIS bottle!!!