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.