In what could be seen as the worst approval ever, the The U.S. Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved the sale of Powdered Alcohol.

The powder which, when dropped into any liquid, would dissolve into drinkable alcohol. It is slated to hit store shelves later this year under the brand name "Palcohol"

In an early, pre-approval, cached version of the Palcohol site featured a few "possibilities" for the use of the new product. The list included dodging expensive booze prices at clubs and concert, smuggling alcohol into the big game, and mixing powdered vodka into your next omelet.

Another paragraph on the site goes into detail about another bad possibility Reprinted here: "Let's talk about the elephant in the room ... snorting Palcohol. Yes, you can snort it. And you'll get drunk almost instantly because the alcohol will be absorbed so quickly in your nose. Good idea? No. It will mess you up. Use Palcohol responsibly."

Since approval, the site as been revamped to reflect more responsible use of the product.

After thinking about this, and thinking about how quickly this can be abused, it makes us wonder what happened that allowed this to get by regulators.