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NASA has offered for general sale a high-tech "electrolytic rehydration drink" developed to keep astronauts in top shape under the physiological stresses of orbital flight. For a truly authentic astronaut experience, Earthbound drinkers of "The Right Stuff™" may wish to mix their cutting-edge space beverage with (purified) rat …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    The Rat Stuff?

    As they might say in Yorkshire.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Too late...

    I know a Pub that has been selling Rat Pi$$ by the pint for years.

  3. Michael

    Makes Dr Pepper look drinkable...

    .....remember dasani? - "what's the worst that can happen?"

  4. Glen Forde


    "self-sourced liquids" - very welcome smiles on Friday.

  5. Yorkshirepudding

    scifi drinks

    no ambrosia?

    no blue milk?

    no prune juice (a warriors drink!)

    no canaar?


    mines the one with the bottle of romulan ale in the pocket

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What a lovely press release.

    "Astronauts continue to use the patented formula on space missions to prevent the symptoms of dehydration."

    Shame it doesn't actually prevent dehydration, that might be even more useful!

  7. Seanmon


    "far more pure and healthy than average tap water (or even bottled)"

    Tap water (in the UK at least) is purified and regulated to a far higher standard than bottled.


  8. Cameron Colley

    RE: scifi drinks

    You forgot Moloko Velocet etc.

  9. Perry

    In space nobody can hear your stream


  10. John Kirkwood

    Rat's pi$$?

    So that'll be any kind of lager then?

  11. TeeCee Gold badge


    Since that turned out to be made from Thames tap, there was probably a fair amount of recycled rat piss in there too.

    Makes you wonder why they bothered adding the carcinogens.

  12. Lewis Wernham

    @John Kirkwood

    Actually it's an ale. ;)

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  14. Jerome

    @ Seanmon

    Sure, if by "purified and regulated" you mean pumped full of so much damn chlorine that it tastes like drinking a swimming pool.

  15. Haku

    Drink Brawndo - It's Got Electrolytes!

    I have this sudden flashback to Mike Judge's film "Idiocracy" where the no.1 drink is called Brawndo (it's got electrolytes), where it's dispensed from drinking fountains and they even try to water the crops with it.

    Then some nutcase turned it into a real drink -

    It's got what plants crave!

    It's got electrolytes!

  16. Anonymous Coward



    Unaccompanied closing tag


  17. Jord

    Just wondering....

    How exactly do they extract the piss from the rats....?

  18. Martin Silver badge

    @Just wondering....

    Signs on the cages saying "prudence", "recovery is just around the corner", "I have the full support of my party"

  19. Jerome

    @ Jord

    "You long-tailed red-eyed furry little bastards."

    Sorry, but you were asking for that.

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