Bizarre fighters! Anti-viral shirts, chyawanprash ice-cream
The world just keeps getting stranger everyday
London: The world just keeps getting stranger every day. As the new novel coronavirus pandemic has affected every country on the globe now, people are coming up with different products to oust the virus.
And we're not talking disinfectants or hand-sanitizers or soaps, or products which scientists have rated as safety measures, but a whole new world of the strangest things which will 'kill the virus.'
The surprising bit about all of these is that almost none of them are tested, and hence the disclaimer of 99.9% excludes that 0.1% where you may just get infected. Take for instance, the new 'anti-viral shirt.'
The shirt claims to kill 99% of the Covid-19 virus.
The website for the shirt says that the ISO 18184 strong antiviral and ISO 20743 antibacterial effect against enveloped viruses and bacteria is what makes the shirt 'anti-virus.' It's claim to fame? Something called 'HeiQ.'
"HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is an intelligent Swiss textile technology that is added to the fabric during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process," says the website.
A Romanian shoemaker who adapted the long footwear from a model he made for actors, said he had so far received five orders for social distancing shoes.
But if just clothing isn't your fix, there's always food: Like Chyawanprash flavored ice-cream.
What happens when you take two good things and mix them together? The result is not always a third good thing - sometimes it ruins both the two things.
Karnataka-based Dairy Day is launched its new range with two new flavours — haldi and Chyawanprash- ensuring ice-cream is a safe spot for people in summer.
While haldi (turmeric) is a widely used herb in Indian cuisine with its medical values, Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic health supplement for immunity.