Our Glass Straws are Unbreakable (on the moon)

There’s a theory out there that our glass straws are unbreakable (even though we say they are breakable), so I set out to discover once and for all who was right. My testing process was to drop glass straws on cement, granite, tile, and other really hard surfaces from counter-height.  I was pleasantly surprised that the straws survived about 50% of the time, but sadly they also broke 50% of the time. This proved that they are durable and tough, but not unbreakable.

I didn’t see the purpose in attempting any other tests since I had already discovered that they were breakable, but I started to ponder something else:  If our straws are made with the strongest commercially available glass and can still break, then why did NASA use this same glass on the space shuttle?  I turned to Google and discovered that glass is as strong as steel on the moon!  Aha!

So now I was willing to consider where this unbreakable theory came from and I was left with two possibilities: 1) Either the people with this unbreakable claim have paid big bucks to fly to the moon and just happen to take their Strawesomes with them, or 2) They are aliens that visit earth from time to time and loved our products so much they took them back as souvenirs. Either way, we are glad to be universally approved and need to consider that in our future expansion plan!

Back on earth, I want to reinforce with our gravity conscious customers that while on earth it is best to follow these guidelines to insure your straws stay “unbreakable”:

  • Treat them like the glassware you drink from.  Keep them from hitting cement, tile, granite, and other hard surfaces.  There’s a good chance they will not survive if dropped on these.
  • In the dishwasher, separate them from your silverware (give them their own compartment).
  • After use, rinse and set your straw in a container until you either wash by hand or put in dishwasher, rather than setting it in the sink or laying it on the counter.

In summary, remember that our glass straws are virtually unbreakable…on the moon.

Happy sipping!

Brian

 

Name That Straw Contest

Submit a comment with a suggested name for the straw shown in the photo below to be eligible. We will pick a winner on Wednesday, August 29th. One entry per person.

Comments (49)

  1. swirley rose straw

    Kim Nguyen
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  2. Strawberry Blue Straw 🙂

    Annabelle
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  3. The Flower twist

    Tiffani Shrivers
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  4. Sunrise or Mars Rising

    Andrea Smith
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  5. I think that straw should be named Patriot! 🙂

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  6. Name That Straw: **FIRE & ICE**

    Pick mine!!! That name suits it so well…. with the icy cool blues and fiery hot reds… yes! I’d buy it. 😉

    Can’t wait to receive my order!!!

    Heather DeHay
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  7. Spring!

    Chuck
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  8. It’s so pretty. My entry is “saturn swirl”.

    Jen
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  9. Ruby Has The Blues.

    ashley berty
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  10. The Orbiter

    Elizabeth
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  11. Fire and Ice

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  12. The Swirl Stopper!

    r leblanc
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  13. Red eye

    Ninnyrank
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  14. meteor shower!

    Tracie Brown
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  15. How about ‘Double Bubble Red’

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  16. Summer Berry

    🙂

    Nicole B
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  17. the perfect name will be galaxy !!!!!!

    ericka
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  18. Velvet tornado!

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  19. Cosmic Swirl

    Kim Wiebe
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  20. Satellite Swirl

    Tracy T
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  21. Lunar Orbit

    M Lynn Trainor
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  22. “Over the Moon”

    Amie
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  23. razz-ma-taz!

    brandie
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  24. Swirling moons

    Alicia Booth
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  25. Blue raspberry twist

    Daniela
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  26. Pretty as a Rose…

    Jennifer G.
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  27. Spaceman’s Delight

    stacy h
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  28. mars space straw

    Elizabeth Utley
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  29. This is tough–there are so many good ones already! I’ll say “Cinnamon with a Twist”.

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  30. Orbital

    I have trained my husband to always leave an open compartment for our strawesomes. 🙂

    Katie
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  31. Saturn rings! 🙂

    Tanya
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  32. Spring to Mars

    Sonia
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  33. Lunar Twist

    Rockie
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  34. to me it looks like The Garden of Eden strawsome

    Cindy
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  35. Cadet.

    Meghan Fuller
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  36. Buttoned Up

    Kristin Troska
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  37. ? 🙂

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  38. Galaxy Firestorm …. ? 🙂

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  39. Cherry, cherry blue

    Nancy Maturo
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  40. Cosmonaut!

    Jessi
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  41. pomegranate with a twist!

    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  42. It looks like those little “Sqirmals” from when I was a kid…. The kind where you buy “as seen on tv”. So I say Sqirmal straw … 🙂

    Lynne vaia
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  43. orbit

    lace
    Aug 24, 2012 Reply
  44. Cosmic blast

    Kasey
    Aug 25, 2012 Reply
  45. UFO twist

    Donna Hays
    Aug 26, 2012 Reply
  46. Vertigo

    Antony Prodzinski
    Aug 26, 2012 Reply
  47. I prefer “Cranberry fun”. 🙂

    Patricia
    Aug 29, 2012 Reply
  48. Antony Prodzinski, Your name of “Vertigo” is the winner! We’ve emailed you for your address. Thanks to everyone for your suggestion!

    Strawesome
    Aug 29, 2012 Reply
  49. Thank you. I didn’t receive your e-mail yet, so I will send you my address.

    Antony Prodzinski
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply

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