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Aluminum Cups

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Aluminum Cups! Thicker than foil so they are sturdy, yet thinner than cans so they can be easily crushed in your hand like the paper and plastic counterparts.
Jscotty, Sep 22 2006

Baked? http://www.download...k/medium/740090.jpg
[fridge duck, Sep 22 2006]

here they are http://www.kitchendance.com/inalfocu.html
[xandram, Sep 23 2006]

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       aluminium
po, Sep 22 2006
  

       Bah humbug, Po beat me to it.   

       Aluminium cups already exist, you are just quibbling over the thickness. I certainly hope you recycle them after use.
fridge duck, Sep 22 2006
  

       Aluminium! Brits can't spell worth a flip.
ldischler, Sep 22 2006
  

       oh come now - al loom in um - does that sound like an element?
po, Sep 22 2006
  

       Brits are fond of exporting their practical jokes. Like inches and pounds and quarts. Even Sir Humphry Davy got into the act, spelling the undiscovered element *aluminum,* then changing it without telling us.
ldischler, Sep 22 2006
  

       Aluminium oxide is otherwise known as Alumina - perhaps Americans simply got confused.
fridge duck, Sep 22 2006
  

       [phlish], I think Wiley Coyote would have something to say about the alum cups.   

       (It seems in my dictionary that aluminium & aluminum are both acceptable.)
Zimmy, Sep 23 2006
  

       Why, oh why would anyone in their right mind want to drink from an aluminum cup when paper or plastic are so much nicer? With an aluminum cup, not only is there the rough edge to put to one's lips, but just the thought of drinking a beverage from such a container makes me queasy.   

       The only way I'd use these would be when I felt the need to get my guests the heck out of my place, pronto!   

       And as for the spelling controversy, I'll bet a pound of platinium against your pound of aluminum that I don't give damn-ium.   

       And before I forget, have a fishbone, wrapped in aluminum foil to preserve freshness.
Canuck, Sep 23 2006
  

       Stop and think about this.   

       For it to not crumple the moment your hand touches it, the alumin(i)um has to be of certain thickness, and that thickness is thick enough that you could slice open a hand when crushing.   

       I've sliced open a hand crushing a soda can. It tore while I squeezed - it tore a big gash in my palm.
DesertFox, Sep 23 2006
  

       I originally posted 2 links for real aluminium cups, but now they have been replaced with the *crushable* kind. [see link]
xandram, Sep 23 2006
  

       //Aluminium cups already exist, you are just quibbling over the thickness.//   

       Very true. And they are nasty. We had some brushed aluminum drinking "glasses" when I was a kid, and they were hard to drink either cold or hot liquids from, and felt terrible. Modern cups might be smoother, but they won't be any better insulated.   

       I think that this is one of those semi-obvious things that aren't being done for several good reasons.   

       There are also good reasons for not discussing spelling on this site.
baconbrain, Sep 24 2006
  
      
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