Just to get things straight, this is a bubble of water that you eat — like an orb that hydrates you. No, we're not kidding. All you have to do is pop one of these edible water bubbles in your mouth (or literally pop it) and the outer shell breaks down until you have a gulp of water. In some cases, science goes too far, but in this case, it could actually save the environment. Forget boxed water, this takes the cake. Here's what you need to know about the new way to drink water that could change everything.

What Is It?

Ooho! is a product created by the Skipping Rocks Lab company, a group of three engineers from London that developed this edible water bubble in 2014. It's basically a gulp of water surrounded by an edible seaweed wrapping. The point of it is to cut down on the use of water bottles, which is a major factor in the fight against climate change. The end goal is to replace water bottles with these, reducing the heavy dependence on plastic, and stopping that plastic from polluting oceans, beaches and lakes across the country.

To make it, Ooho! freezes water into balls and then coats the frozen water with a solution made of water and seaweed (which is also biodegradable). That's the simple way of explaining it, but that's literally it. It's something so seemingly straightforward that it's crazy to think that no one thought of it before. 

How to Get It

Though not on sale yet, Skipping Rocks Lab hopes to put the product up for sale in the next year. Right now, they are in the process of gaining funding in order to make the bubbles on a larger scale. Once everything is said and done, each of the bubbles should cost 2 cents to make. Literally, two. This would make them cheap even after you add the cost for profit. 

Right now, they are being introduced at music festivals and marathons in the U.K. to get the word out, and will hopefully reach the United States and other countries in Europe soon. So... Tomorrowland, anyone?

Soon, the future will be in the palms of our hands — literally with water we can eat and hold.