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Professor Calculus: Which invention of his do you absolutely require?

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#11 · Posted: 28 Jul 2020 15:43
There are some other inventions of his that should be considered, even if they did not appear in the original comics.

In the film "Golden Fleece", he invents a sort of fuel called Super-Cuthbertoleum which, in the form of tablets, powers an old cargo ship over a long distance. (The film was made in Herge's lifetime so he must have approved of it.)

There is also a Bob de Moor cartoon in which he invents a process that turns all liquids into pure drinkable water - including whisky and oil! (It was published long after Herge's death, but I imagine it was approved by his heirs since it was about supporting water supplies in the developing world.)

These strike me as very useful inventions, though I think the latter should be handled carefully. In the final panel, Calculus has turned a entire layer of desert oil into water. Imagine if the same was done to paint or medications in liquid form.
#12 · Posted: 1 Aug 2020 06:58 · Edited by: Shivam302001
For those who have already chosen the anti-alcohol pills, Calculus was probably in the process of making a medicine that reversed the effects of the pill if anyone wanted to (like our distinguished Captain) at the end of Alph-Art. Unfortunately there are some side-effects like blotches in your skin and all your hair falling off. But that's just a small price to pay to have another go at that Loch Lomond, I guess...

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