Unexpectedly Intriguing!
03 March 2017

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, a brand new invention promises to completely change the experience of how we, as Americans, enjoy our Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds: the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal!

Mere words cannot do justice to this kind of innovation, called simply "the STRAW", so let's turn to the promotional YouTube video that now accompanies all great technological achievements instead of just mere press releases (HT: Core77)....

Yes, it's real, and it's spectacular! Unfortunately, we couldn't find any U.S. patents assigned to McDonalds for its latest invention, and in fact, the closest we could find was U.S. Patent Number 9,627.095, which was issued to Solomon Kim on 27 December 2016, which describes how a long, flexible suction tube with additional holes at strategic locations along its length, might be deployed for the purpose of more completely extracting a fluid from the bottom of a pump-top container when the fluid level is very low.

But the patent for "the STRAW" would be a patent that we'd like to see!

Other Stuff We Can't Believe Really Exists


About Political Calculations

Welcome to the blogosphere's toolchest! Here, unlike other blogs dedicated to analyzing current events, we create easy-to-use, simple tools to do the math related to them so you can get in on the action too! If you would like to learn more about these tools, or if you would like to contribute ideas to develop for this blog, please e-mail us at:

ironman at politicalcalculations.com

Thanks in advance!

Recent Posts

Indices, Futures, and Bonds

Closing values for previous trading day.

Most Popular Posts
Quick Index

Site Data

This site is primarily powered by:

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

CSS Validation

Valid CSS!

RSS Site Feed

AddThis Feed Button


The tools on this site are built using JavaScript. If you would like to learn more, one of the best free resources on the web is available at W3Schools.com.

Other Cool Resources

Blog Roll

Market Links

Useful Election Data
Charities We Support
Shopping Guides
Recommended Reading
Recently Shopped

Seeking Alpha Certified

Legal Disclaimer

Materials on this website are published by Political Calculations to provide visitors with free information and insights regarding the incentives created by the laws and policies described. However, this website is not designed for the purpose of providing legal, medical or financial advice to individuals. Visitors should not rely upon information on this website as a substitute for personal legal, medical or financial advice. While we make every effort to provide accurate website information, laws can change and inaccuracies happen despite our best efforts. If you have an individual problem, you should seek advice from a licensed professional in your state, i.e., by a competent authority with specialized knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case.