Hank developed this in the 1960s, and as a super-genius he clearly understood the import of his invention. He didn't want it to be used as a weapon, but as a good guy, he was morally compelled to use it to solve the world's problems.
How it should have changed the world:
And of course he didn't. Much like the rest of the Marvel Universe, Hank decided to completely ignore the massive implications of his discovery and instead, just make a dope key chain. Had Pym decided to act like the virtuous super-scientist he claims to be, he would have used this technology to solve global problems like hunger and homelessness. Blight strike your crop this season? Super-size one burrito to feed literally thousands of people. No house? Make one out of Lincoln Logs and stand back. Global warming starting to become a real issue? Raising fewer livestock would improve our greenhouse gas emissions by leaps and bounds -- why raise a million cows when you could raise one, then enlarge it to one million times the size of ... okay, yeah, we see the problem with that last one.
One gigantic Paul Rudd could feed the entire continent of Africa.
Nick is a lawyer who hopes his writing career will continue to keep him out of the courtroom. Don't follow Nick on Twitter, because he doesn't have one.
It's Spring Break! You know what that means: hot coeds getting loose on the beaches of Cancun and becoming imperiled in all classic beach slasher ways: man-eating shark, school of piranhas, James Franco with dreadlocks. There are so many films about vacations gone wrong, it's a chore to wonder if there's even such a thing as a movie vacation gone right. Amity Island and Camp Crystal Lake are out. So what does that leave? The ship from Wall-E? Hawaii with the Brady Bunch? A road trip with famous curmudgeon Chevy Chase? On this month's live podcast Jack O'Brien and the Cracked staff are joined by some special guest comedians to figure out what would be the best vacation to take in a fictional universe. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here!
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