You Will Regret Handing Out Slide Whistle Straws At Your Next Party

Like the harmonica, the slide whistle is one instrument you need no skill to play—you just blow in one end, and slide the other in and out. Unfortunately, that means that handing out a bunch of these adorable Wet My Whistle musical straws at your next get-together will result in a room full of amateur musicians trying… » 8/01/14 2:05pm 8/01/14 2:05pm

This Drug-Detecting Straw Might Prevent Date Rapes

Two scientists have developed a sensor that can automatically and accurately detect if date-rape drugs are in your drink. All you have to do is dip the straw in your drink and see if it lights up. » 8/09/11 10:55am 8/09/11 10:55am

Super Cheap Gifts for a Perfectly Stuffed Stocking

You're probably got some big ticket items on your Christmas shopping list—something a little pricier under the tree for those few who deserve it. But those stockings need to be stuffed too! We've got killer sub-$15 buys covered. » 12/10/10 2:00pm 12/10/10 2:00pm

The Thousand and One Drinking Straw Lamp

Scott Jarvie has created this beautiful lamp, made of hundreds of striped drinking straws. The result is a gently colored light. Now we only need a thousand Mojitos and a lot of sucking power. [Mocoloco] » 8/17/09 8:40pm 8/17/09 8:40pm

Chopsticks Roll Into Rings and Straws and...Well, That's Actually It

I've never looked at a pair of chopsticks and thought to myself, "...if I could only use these as napkin holder rings." Then again, I am not a designer. » 5/26/09 3:20pm 5/26/09 3:20pm

Straw Lamp Seems Like a Sucky Art Project (In a Good Way)

If you've got 1,500 straws lying around the house—and i mean, who doesn't—then boy do we have the project for you! The straw lamp can be a unique addition to your decor throuh what looks like a few hours of work that requires little to no coordination. (Essentially, you stick the straws into a cylindrical mesh and… » 8/21/08 1:00pm 8/21/08 1:00pm

DIY Drinking Straws Make Sucking Fun

Wacky straws are fun, but super wacky straws like these DIY Drinking Strawz make boozing even more entertaining. The set ($12.99) comes with 20 connectors and 16 straw pieces, which means you can make contraptions above to suck liquid out of multiple cups at once. Or, just go retro and make one giant chain of straws… » 7/17/07 3:00pm 7/17/07 3:00pm