Here's Bill Gates doing something you've never seen him or anyone do before:
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"Drinking water? That's it?"
We're not just talking about the act. What's more important is what's inside the glass.
Still can't follow? Here it is: That isn't ordinary H2o he's drinking—he's actually drinking water processed from human waste! In other words, he's downing a glass of what used to be poop.
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This is the work of a machine called the Janicki Omniprocessor. Built by Janicki Bioenergy, it's able to convert waste products like sewer sludge and human feces into potable water, safe ash (for use in other industries), and even electricity. The whole project is actually part of the Gates Foundation (Bill and Melinda Gates' private foundation which does philanthropic work related to healthcare, technology, and education, among others).
"In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer," says Gates. "The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle. And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe." We're believers! Gudjab, sir!
We're no engineers so, if you want to know more about this wonder machine, watch the video below: