Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hurricane Florence to Spawn Strawnados
CHATTERING TEETH NEWS - We already know about the catastrophic forces wrought by a hurricane slamming into the coast - destructive winds, the storm surges and flash flooding. But what you haven't been told is that Hurricane Florence is estimated to contain 42 billion plastic drinking straws traveling over 130 miles per hour inside the eye wall. Getting hit with one of these bad boys would certainly leave a noticeable welt.
But straws in the storm may not be all bad news, at least according to part-time independent weather specialist (self proclaimed), DaBlade, of Chattering Teeth News.
"what is a straws purpose,?" queried 'Blade. "It's job is to transport liquid from your cup to your mouth. During this process, a small percentage of the total beverage is imprisoned harmlessly inside this straw.
I found a complicated formula on the internet dealing with the age old question of "how many dips of a drinking straw would it take to fill a shot glass full of whisky?"
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The point is, while one straw may hold a minimal volume of ocean water, how much of the storm surge could be neutralized by 42 billion plastic drinking straws? bIt's still jest a working theory. I need to get back to the experiment.
In the meantime, prayers for all in this storm's path.