Yes, you read that right. Bill Gates took a glass of water that was human feces just five minutes earlier, and he drunk it like it was a bottle of fresh fiji.

This is a project the Gates Foundation has been working on for a while. 2.5 billion people on this planet lack access to clean drinking water, so Gates and his foundation wanted to create a machine that could turn contaminated water into a safe beverage. This invention is perfect for those struggling in developing countries.

It seems like they finally figured it out, and as disgusting and mind boggling as it sounds, it works perfectly. The machine is called the Janicki Omniprocessor, and it converts sewer slush into H2O. The machine goes even further, also being capable of converting the sludge into electricity and sterile ash that acts as a great fertilizer.

The plan to get the processor working may be a bit unclear. Janicki operators can buy the soon-to-be-water sewer sludge at cost and “fund for the operation by selling electricity back to the grid,” according to Digg.

If you’re grossed out from reading this, then you may not want to watch the video, although it just looks like Gates is drinking ordinary drinking water.

According to Gates, the feces go up a conveyer belt where it falls into a large bin. From there, it goes through the entire machine to be boiled and “treated.” Minutes later, Gates was holding a “glass of delicious drinking water.” He goes on, writing, “The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle.”

Gates knows the engineering behind the Janicki Omniprocessor, and it’s so safe that he would “happily drink it every day.”

Digg even made a GIF of Gates drinking the water.

[PhotoCredit: The Verge]