Want The Weather Forecast? Brush Your Teeth
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A new prototype from MIT's Media Lab will compete with the local weatherman. It's a toothpaste called Tastes Like Rain. The dispenser is connected to a computer, which then squeezes out a flavor based on the day's forecast: Mint for colder than yesterday, cinnamon for hotter. Blue stripes predict rain. You could well wonder if the world needs this invention, which still won't solve one age-old question: Who left the cap off the toothpaste?
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