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Pour Me!

Rochel Burstyn

An image of a pouring bucket is a symbol for good mazel. Whether you’re pouring out your heart or it’s pouring with rain, the things we pour into and out of can be rather special objects. Let’s check out some other things we can pour with.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Sip Back in Time Until the 20th century there were public fountains, water barrels, pumps, and wells around cities for people to drink from, with a metal, wooden, or ceramic cup everyone shared. As Americans learned about germs, however, they began thinking of alternative drinking arrangements. In 1907, Lawrence Luellen developed what he called the single use “Health Kup” (renamed the Dixie cup in 1919). In 1918, a worldwide Spanish flu epidemic killed over 50 million people. In theUS, nearly one in three people were infected. Suddenly, everyone was very anxious about germs, and disposable cups caught on like never before. They’ve been around ever since.

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