I have made it a habit to keep a blue plastic dixie cup on my desk at work, and drink several glasses of water a day. For one thing, it’s good for me, and for another, it’s much better than anything else I could be otherwise drinking.
So I usually just rinse this glass out at the fountain before I fill it up over at the water filter… All is well, right? It’s just water. Yeah. You see where this is going.
Today I noticed that the bottom of my cup was not a perfectly smooth surface, as one might expect, but was a bit bumpy. So I went into the bathroom to wipe the cup with a paper towel and some hot water… I balled up the paper towel, and took a swipe at the interior of the cup.
And it left a brownish-greenish trail through the algae that was growing down there, apparently. It was completely transparent until I wiped it, is the strange thing.
So yeah, i’ve been drinking swamp water for weeks.