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Foamless Cups

For stadium cups and drive-through restaurants.
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Why pay your employees to stand around and wait for the foam to go down? Foamless cups have a micro-thin layer of shortening one inch in width around the inside of any cup, and located 1/2 inch from the top of the cup. Thus, when the foam hits the shortening, it breaks the surface tension of the foam, causing it to instantly release itself, and thus fills perfectly well without any foam.

David Brager, Scrypnosis.com

dibrager, Apr 01 2003

Chindogu http://www.stim.com...henom/chindogu.html
Useless Japanese Inventions [Macwarrior, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Does that work? Or would you just get a cone of bubbles in the middle - which would be just as effective, I guess. (Have neither beer nor shortening on hand to test it out.)
DrCurry, Apr 01 2003

       [P.S. put the "David Brager, Scrypnosis.com" on your account page, reached by clicking on "dibrager".]
DrCurry, Apr 01 2003

       Welcome to the Bakery!   

       BTW, what's 'shortening'?
FloridaManatee, Apr 01 2003

       Shortening: hydrogenated vegetable oil, used in cooking. High cohesion and adhesion as fats go.

Problem: if you stack these cups before use, won't some of the shortening adhere to the outside of the cup above? Unless the layer is somehow indented from the inside surface.
kevindimie, Apr 01 2003

       How about designing an automatic foam-blower-offer built into the beverage dispenser?
supercat, Apr 01 2003

       [supercat], that sounds like a chindogu to me. Link.
Macwarrior, Nov 20 2003


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