We use polyurethane to make just about everything—garden hoses, furniture, the entirety of my local 99-cent store. It's easy to produce, durable, and dirt cheap. What it isn't is recyclable—there isn't a single natural process that breaks it down. That is until a newly-discovered Amazonian fungus takes a bite.
Answer: When that floating island is a gigantic polyurethane balloon filled with helium. It's an art project called Is Land and has trees and foliage decorating it to make it seem like a floating island. But it's gone!
According to Steve Anderson, a retired brigadier general who served as Gen. Petraeus' chief logistician in Iraq, the Department of Defense spends $20 billion air conditioning tents and temporary structures for the military. That's more than NASA's entire $19 billion annual budget.
The SlobStopper is a real product—MADE IN THE USA—forged from two layers of polyurethane laminate. What does it do? Why, it stops your slob! It ensures that toddlers, with their undeveloped motor skills and precarious feeding angles, don't corner the market on bib-wearing! It makes pretty girls look at you when you…