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There’s just something about Solo cups
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But how did they come into being? The story of the Solo cup begins with the rise of disposable cups in the early 20th century. As Smithsonian. Rather, it was a cone cup used to drink from water coolers that had also become ubiquitous in public places—especially offices—after the health scares of the early 20th century. As Slate 's Seth Stevenson reports , the cup quickly became popular for its sturdy design, resilient materials, opacity and large capacity. Solo cups were also available in blue, but a Solo executive tells Stevenson that red far outsells any other color. Since then, Solo cups have become a party icon. Earlier versions had ridges that could be used to measure liquid and are surprisingly accurate for mixing cocktails. Knockoffs are ubiquitous, including miniature ones intended for shots or very tiny games of beer pong.
Is any single household object as inconspicuously ubiquitous as the red plastic drinking cup? That unassuming ounce chalice of moulded crimson polystyrene appears perched on every nightclub bar top, littered across the lawns of every outdoor music festival , stacked in every suburban kitchen cupboard, clenched in the firm fists of every polo-shirted undergraduate and sweating, yawping fraternity brother. The red cup is a tailgate mainstay, a cookout staple, a fixture of dinner parties and keggers; it's synonymous with flip cup, with beer pong, with debauchery and merriment and revelry.