Apple’s new EarPod casing, the one that ships with the headphones in the iPhone 5 box, as well as with the new iPod nano and iPod touch boxes, is entirely biodegradable. In fact, it’s so biodegradable that you can sit the casing in a bucket of water and watch it dissolve right before your eyes. We’re not talking five years either; we’re talking dissolving in mere minutes here.

That’s pretty damn amazing.