JustAnObserver wrote:Well, the problem of that cold water falling to the bottom of the glass and the bad, mean nasty old cold ice floating to the top is a problem, but there is an answer, it is quick, easy and you can probably do it for free.
The solution is easy and you can reuse it over and over. There is no extra cost and is very small, light and comes in a selection of colors.
Have you guessed what it is????
You really can find them in any restaurant or store, even the dollar stores have them. This item is more common then the McRib sandwhich. What a dumb system to offer it for 20 days then take off the market for a year. But poor marketing at this franchise can be discussed another time.
Still wondering what it is????
It is used all over the country. I have only found one Eco friendly restaurant that would not serve them. They used to be made of paper, but the industry changed to plastic because it was cheaper, even though they can exist in land fills forever unless the user recycles them.
This item has the ability to pass the ice cubes and get access to the cold drink at the bottom of the cup. Your lips need never touch the cold ice cubes that float at the top, cooling the warm drink to an enjoyable temperature.
Last chance to guess.
Available in different lengths and come thin to large depending on your mood or the drink being ingested.
The simplest answer to this thought, and guess what, it is already in mass use so we don't have to re-invent the wheel. This invention is called a drink STRAW
You do know that the only problem with this is that it would detract from the overall enjoyment of drinking, right? This has been addressed earlier, when Rishi was talking about double-walled glasses. A straw, at least in my opinion, detracts from the enjoyment of drinking since you have to wrinkle your lips around a small object and suck, while sipping from a glass while relaxing your lips is far more enjoyable. So a straw is out of the question. Perhaps we could find some substance that could dissolve in the water (so it's something polar), something that's denser than the water (I have no clue how to simplify this part.), and is translucent. This is just for aesthetic purposes- Who would ever want to look at a giant purple block that clashes with the color of soda or something? And I think people would want to see the effects visually, just because they can. After all, most humans enjoy fireworks more than the Riemann hypothesis, although the riemann hypothesis is much more awesome (again, this is in my opinion.). So...yeah. Now I guess it just comes down to chemistry. Anyone here a chemist? Perhaps you, Rishi?