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When the fibers are stuffed into nylon stockings, made into so-called booms, they can quickly soak up oil.
If you really want to escape, try one of the many small farm sites where you can just soak up the atmosphere, get back to nature and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Chances are they'll also soak up the colour and noise that fill the short running time.
Which material do you predict will absorb, or soak up, the most water: sponge, Styrofoam, or wax paper?
What he came up with instead were applications that utilized Biodac's ability to soak up liquids like a sponge.