Now. I don't know about the rest of you, but I enjoy soaking in a piping hot tub, relaxing, and reading a book. On occasion (although the last was many years ago) an accident occurs while manipulating the book one-handed (especially with larger books) and SPLASH! the book falls in the tub and rapidly absorbs water. Needless to say this utterly ruins the intent of the relaxing nature of the bath and much time is spent afterwards attempting to dry the book in the most efficient way possible. This has several problems. 1.) It takes time. Especially in humid environments. During the dry-out period, the book can't be read... Frustrating. 2.) The book is never quite the same. I believe that there are methods for drying out books which return them to some semblance of their former selves, but every book I've personally dried out has plumped up considerably, like relatives over Christmas vacation. I'm sure there are more, but this suffices for my point. Meet Zorbix: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070102133800.htm This handy dandy super slurping substance has been used in everything from diapers to fuel filters. Now it will suck the water out of waterlogged books. Ah. How I'd have loved to have this stuff back then. I wonder how much it would cost? Surely not cost prohibitive if it comes in diapers. The only new feature of this particular use of the molecule is the sheet design. This innovation is liable to save many a great novel (and many a trashy one as well, I imagine) and for that I am grateful. Thank you, Zorbix. I salute you.