Jack and Sam's

Dangerous thing #13: Boil Water in a Paper Cup

In Uncategorized on March 21, 2010 at 2:13 am

The intersection of incompatible elements

What we learned from this experiment was that Starbucks cups are HEAVY DUTY. That thing just sat there on the open flame and the water boiled and boiled for probably about an hour. Jack decided to try boiling a hot dog. And then Bruno wanted one, so he boiled a hot dog, too. And the cup and boiling water were still going strong.

Unbelievable! So now you know, if you’re ever out camping or something you needn’t even necessarily bring a pot with you… your cast-off paper coffee cup will work just fine. Gever suggests an option of folding an origami box if you can’t find a paper cup. I’d like to try that one and see what happens with really flammable paper.

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