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The Search for the Mathematically Optimal Pack of Cigarettes

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

Is it possible to arrange 20 infinitely long cigarettes in such a way that each one touches the other 19? No bending or breaking is allowed.

Open Letter to Starbucks: Your "Green" Straws Make Mermaids Cry

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Dear Starbucks, I am a real mermaid, not just a graphic on a plastic cup. As an ocean protection activist, environmental attorney and surf lover, I s...

6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With A Straw

Spoon University | Posted 07.13.2016 | Taste
Spoon University

Ketchup clogged? Cork floating in your wine? Need a quick and painless way to put cherries? All these problems can be solved with the simplest of culinary instruments: the drinking straw.

9 Questionable Straw Sips You Never Knew You Were Doing

Foodbeast | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste

How do you sip from your straw? Straight on? Barely touching? When the act of sucking is not being frowned upon, most of us who suck straws fall into...

10 Colorful Straws We've Got To Have

Posted 01.25.2013 | Taste

And they'd have even more fun in your cocktail.

Brunch Will Never Be The Same: Benny's Bloody Mary Beef Straws

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Our favorite part of a Bloody Mary has always been the ability to personalize. We love to set up a Bloody Mary bar at brunch and let our guests add as...