Leave it to someone from Maine to develop a golf ball made from of all things, lobster shells. That’s just what a couple of researchers from the University of Maine have done. Using ground up lobster shells, a natural binding agent, and a golf ball mold purchased on eBay, a UMaine professor and an undergrad student have worked together to come up with a golf ball that flies and feels like the real thing.
Best of all the balls are totally biodegradable. The lobster balls could be used on the deck of a cruise ship where passengers could freely fire them out into the open sea without fear of damaging the environment. Or by the side of a lake. The balls don’t go quite as far in the air as a traditional golf ball but trade that for the fact that they dissolve in water in about a week and you’ve got a useful practice tool that can be used in a variety of situations and one that’s super safe for mother earth. Priced at only 20 cents per ball the researches at U of Maine are in the early stages of getting their design patented.
Via Bangor Daily News.