In an attempt to come out with the next great invention, a select few MIT students have created a solution to one of America's most aggravating problems.
A non-stick ketchup bottle created by MIT students, has already been FDA approved and is ready to be used in industry.
According to Yahoo Tech, a team of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a futuristic substance known as LiquiGlide, a non-toxic, coating that can be applied to the interior of bottles.
The substance, which makes ketchup impossible to stick to, is kind of a structured liquid - it's rigid like a solid, but it's lubricated like a liquid, MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith told Yahoo Tech.
As the bottle could potentially hold other condiments besides ketchup, whatever consumers do decide to fill it with will flow out of nearly effortlessly.
The idea, while being one that not most people would not think of to solve, stood out among the rest as it recently won the audience choice award at the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.
The non-stick ketchup bottle, as miraculous as it is, could even end up being instrumental in helping reduce food waste, according to Smith.
In a $33 billion condiment industry, the new non-stick ketchup bottles could save one million tons of food from being thrown out every year, Smith suggests.
As most fantastic inventions like this one are made by accident, the LiquiGlide technology seems to be no exception to that common trend.
According to the Yahoo report, the technology was originally supposed to be used as an anit-icing coating, or a pip coating that might help reduce oil and gas clogs.
But as Smith tell the news outlet, most of these other applications have a much longer time to market; we realized we could make this coating for bottles that is pretty much ready. I mean, it is ready.
Watch the video below and witness this amazing technology get put to the test!