There's an interesting article on one of those "fringy websites" whose mailing list I'm on that claims, "Japanese invent car that runs on water."
It's the kind of site devoted to conspiracies and other stuff that are on the edge of our current reality tunnel which, odds on, are likely as valid as the present paradigm we live under as fed us by our politicians, their government, and the corporate, other special interests and media structures in place that constantly drone it into our skulls "this is how things really are."
Anyway, the teaser to the article (which I haven't read, because I didn't bother to 'subscribe' to read it) says:
"Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water.
"Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a litre of any kind of water -- rain, river or sea -- was all you needed to get the engine going for about an hour at a speed of 80 km."
And I got all excited when I read this. Not because of the possible solution to our extreme energy crisis now manifesting in many ugly ways across the globe (which in the U.S. means adding more lanes to existing freeways), but because of the possibility that maybe, just maybe, it might be the flashpoint that gets us seriously concerned about cleaning up the water for our cars, some of which we might drink?*
After all, it's very evident from recent events such as the conversion of corn as food into corn as gasoline that we're more concerned about what we put in our gas tanks than our bellies!
(* Whoever's behind this 'water as fuel' idea better get their asses into hiding, and quick! We know what happens to those who think outside the box!)