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[–] R3con 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I swear there was a stranger things or something about a world where there was a bacteria that ate all petroleum based products. Peanut oil became the most valuable commodity

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[–] Bindlestiff 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

some scientists almost wiped out every living thing on the face of the earth when they made a bacteria that excreted alcohol.

http://www.cracked.com/article_18503_how-biotech-company-almost-killed-world-with-booze.html

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

That article is garbage but holy fuck that's terrifying.

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[–] european 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Yeast excretes alcohol without creating ill effects

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Futurama did an episode like that

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[–] i_scream_trucks 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I like how a good number of scientists involved with the manhattan project honestly believed setting off the atom bomb would set the atmosphere on fire.

And did it anyway.

FOR SCIENCE!

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[–] dayofthehope 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

These bacterias are only eathing PET bottles (polyethylene terephthalate). Most other forms of plastic are not PET. No need to worry unless you are a plastic bottle.

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[–] Gargilius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Invest heavily in peanut oil production facilities, peanut futures, peanut products distribution network, etc. then release the mutant bacteria....