People have a hard time understanding this next concept, which is probably why it took so long to come about… 

Inspired by a lazy friend who didn’t want to shower, a South African college student has won international praise for inventing a “waterless” shower called Drybath. In other words, in 2012, we now have the ability to cleanse ourselves without getting wet.  Although most people in WNY, with the exception of certain sections of Riverside, have running water. There are many parts of the world where it is still considered a luxury…


He came up with the idea as a teenager in his poor rural home in the winter when a friend of his said bathing was too much of a bother, made all the worse by a lack of hot water.

“He was lazy and he happened to say, ‘why doesn’t somebody invent something that you can just put on your skin and you don’t have to bathe’,” said Ludwick Marishane.

Marishane went on Google and Wikipedia, using his web enabled phone and came up with the formula. 

S.African innovator takes water out of showering | Yahoo! Health

Had someone thought of this before 1960, this woman would still be alive today…