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Flag-Festooned Drinking Straw

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This straw would have a national or company plastic flag attached high up on its side. The attachment point would be flexible, only slightly like the accordion-joint on bendable straws. The flag would continue through to a flap that would flutter in the passing liquid, causing the flag to wave.
FarmerJohn, May 03 2004

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       Not to be confused with the "patriots blow" flag draped flute?
theircompetitor, May 03 2004
  

       For some strange reason, I suspect this would sell better if there was a cartoon face on the straw, and sucking made the ears wiggle.
DrCurry, May 03 2004
  

       would the flag raise and lower with drinking? it should. check. replace flag with drowning swimmer. yes. or drowning swimmer with semaphore 'diver down' flag. double yes.
xclamp, May 03 2004
  

       An alternate design could lower a tiny flag pole with furled flag from parallel to the straw to a right angle before fluttering, caused by the flap being sucked up into the fluid stream.
FarmerJohn, May 03 2004
  

       The flag should read, “drinking now in progress,” or, “do not disturb,” or, “milk near nose – no jokes please.”
AO, May 03 2004
  
      
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