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Did You Know The Lines On A Solo Cup Are Measurement Marks

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by genxer36, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    genxer36

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    I never knew this.

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    My liquor measurement seems to hit somewhere in the middle between beer & wine.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    IndigoTac07

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    Mind blown


    Although, mine is water, apple juice, and for the hard core fuckers, lemonade
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    hendooman

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  4. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    What??? Is that for reals??:confused:
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    yes it is for reals! i knew this back in highschool

    my average drink is wine ;)
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Dang I never knew that!!:eek:
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    This is some nifty information.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    lines " coinciding being purely incedental" is their way of saying, "yea we made that shit on purpose but we dont want to admit it" lol
     
  12. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Actually, according to the Solo Cup Company, it's a myth (yes, I own a store and asked). The sidewall ridges were added for strength & improved grip, not measurement. Cups are sold based solely on total volume capacity, with no real consideration for lessor increments of that. Of course, the ridges could obviously be used as a gauge if you want, but that wasn't the intent of the design.

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  13. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    Will somebody please do some "independent research" to verify the measurements? :proposetoast:
     
  14. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    Something I stumbled on tonight. Looked legit. A local radio station posted it. Supposedly several people that commented said they tried it & it was true. I'll have to test this when I get home from work in the morning.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    Caddmannq

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    Look, just because the Solo company didn't know about it doesn't mean it isn't real. The engineer who drew the mold or the machinist who carved it might have included this little "coincidence" of their own volition.
     
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    whoops.....
     
  17. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    honestly still would pour the same amount into a cup, nothing changed
     
  18. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    The cups are sold worldwide (have been for decades), where "ounces" are certainly not used as a measurement.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    its an american company...fuck the rest of the world...
     
  20. Jun 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    LOL. That's ^^ true, but not exactly good for business elsewhere.
     

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