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No-Leak Straw

No More Dripping Straws!
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OK, well first off, it would not surprise me to the least if i find out this is already made - How many of us like to go to bed at night with a nice cool bottle of water after a long day? I personally like to have a large bottle on the beside table, with a long "bendy straw" reaching to my mouth, allowing me to sip at a leasurly pace as I please. Problem: every sip i take draws water into the arched straw. All of the water past the vertex of the arch is forced by gravity to exit the straw out the mouth end - also known as my chin or shirt. So i propose a straw with a 'no-leak' tip. This would be much like the little rubber stoppers i see commonly today on child cups, or even ketchup bottles. However, it would be on an extended straw. Much the same idea as a travelers CamelBack i guess, but for bottles. No more nighttime dripping...
JuJuHound, Jul 17 2005

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       erm. why not. you seem to have found a very specific niche. welcome to the bakery [JuJu].
neilp, Jul 17 2005
  

       I like this idea - although my cat would climb all over my head to play with what he considers to be his new play thing. I think it would also be good for people with disabilities, they would no longer have to call out to a carer during the night if they needed a drink. (+)
gorjabuble, Jul 18 2005
  

       It sounds like you are forming a "syphon" when you suck the straw, and this is beacuse you are below your water bottle. You could blow into the straw before removing it from your mouth, to clear the straw of liquid.
Minimal, Jul 18 2005
  

       I have this feeling someone should admonish you about the dangers of choking.
DrCurry, Jul 18 2005
  

       Pointless. The whole idea of bedside water is sitting to drink the last half.
Plenty of folk can't handle siphons, though, so +.
reensure, Jul 18 2005
  

       Having just found out about Camelbak, why don't you just get one of those? It's got everything you need.
DrCurry, Jul 20 2005
  

       [DrCurry] - Camelbaks can cost up to 300$, where this simple straw would be easily under a dollar probably. Camelbaks are nice inventions though...
JuJuHound, Jul 20 2005
  

       I dunno. Write to Camelbak - maybe they would consider making a mass market bedside unit much cheaper than their desert units. They could also market it to hospitals, I would think.
DrCurry, Jul 20 2005
  

       Yeah thats a thought. Or perhaps even selling simply their 'straw' piece made to fit regular bottles.
JuJuHound, Jul 21 2005
  
      
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