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Old 02-05-2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default Cheers! New shatterproof pint glass.

Thought this was interesting...

Story here.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35241176/ns/world_news-europe/

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Old 02-05-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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yeah, thats what a pub owner is going to do. Pay twice as much for a glass. What the hell is going on over there?

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:01 AM   #3
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Thats interesting.

Would you rather have an imperial pint glass slammed into your face and have it shatter, or remain solid?

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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At one stage they were threatening to force certain pubs to ban glass altogether. Beer would be served in paper cups. This is a much better option.
The bartender reckons in one fight they lost 50 glasses - thats a costly excersise to replace.

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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"Officials swore the country would save billions in health care costs by coming up with a glass that doesn't double as a lethal weapon."

Pure awesome. Somebody should have told Obama that our health care issues could be solved just as easily. Actually strike that, he might want to add pint glasses to the list when he reinstates the assault weapon ban.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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"There are about 87,000 alcohol-related glass attacks each year, with many resulting in hospital visits,"

Thats an impressive number

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"There are about 87,000 alcohol-related gas attacks each year, with many resulting in hospital visits,"
Fixed that... to better describe the statistics around my household.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:21 PM   #8
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You know, that is just some crazy $hit. I think it is all a result of that darned futball over there. Oooh, Manchester scored a goal, lets riot and bust up some pint glasses on peoples faces....I mean, goals don't happen that often so they have to really whoop it up when they do

Now even though the beer will stay at the correct tap temperature longer in some sort of plastic glass, I would miss the feel of a good quality glass in my hand. I would also feel like i couldn't defend myself properly with plastic if someone snuck some glass into the pub.

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:41 PM   #9
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You know, that is just some crazy $hit. I think it is all a result of that darned futball over there. Oooh, Manchester scored a goal, lets riot and bust up some pint glasses on peoples faces....I mean, goals don't happen that often so they have to really whoop it up when they do

Now even though the beer will stay at the correct tap temperature longer in some sort of plastic glass, I would miss the feel of a good quality glass in my hand. I would also feel like i couldn't defend myself properly with plastic if someone snuck some glass into the pub.
The glasses aren't plastic it looks like they put a thin film of plastic between two layers glass much like a windshield on a car. They have a real problem with this over there .. How many people get killed/injured over a football game here?
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I use polycarbonate Imperial Pint glasses from Wally World all the time.

They cost a little under $2, are light weight and the beer does tend to stay colder a little longer.

I have glass pint glasses, too. Both do a fine job of getting the beer from the tap to my mouth.

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