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Apr 13, 2011

This Biodegradable Golf Ball Is Made From a Lobster

Lobsters! Not only do they have delicious meat, their shells have use too! Researchers at the University of Maine have developed a biodegradable golf ball from lobster shells.

The material of the golf ball is made from crushed lobster shells with a biodegradable binder and coating. Lobster shells are a great resource to tap into as most of the stuff just heads to landfills (no one has a need for red shells, I guess). The balls work with both drivers and irons and flies a "similar distance to other biodegradable balls", though not as far as real balls. Which is okay!

16 comments:

ed said...

recycling is good

Grafted said...

That's cool

Colin Biano said...

i'd feel guilty hitting it with a golf club

Aamir Muhammad said...

Poor lobsters are TIGER FOOD now

chrisbw_5 said...

I love when they make stuff biodegradable.

Cool post!

Jim said...

Very great idea! There needs to be more biodegradable items in this world so we can have less waste.

Jason said...

very eco-friendly! i'll have to get my dad a set

Painkiller! said...

Wow!
Balls made out of lobsters

DerpFiles said...

My golf score is more important than the environment

Zombie said...

Can I dip it in butter and eat it?

N4M3L3SS said...

i want to eat one!

NeedlessToSay said...

Soon they'll just start growing golf balls in vats.

Claude said...

Biodegradable golf balls is actually an amazing idea, and making them out of lobster shells is even better. Shame they can't make them fly as well as real ones though.

der said...

They should've made these balls red. Made from cooked lobsters after all plus a person could more easily tell they were the biodegradeable kind.

Jay said...

recycled goodness. :D

chupy said...

that sounds expensive