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February 15, 2013

Linx — "Solve the problem with what's in the room"

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Edwin H. Land's exhortation mixes nicely with these plastic hubs that connect grocery store drinking straws.

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Wrote Kevin Kelly in Cool Tools,

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"This inexpensive construction kit uses simple plastic hubs to connect grocery store drinking straws. You can assemble quite large — and featherweight — structures in crystalline and geodesic designs. The 125 included hubs are enough for several big projects and are reusable."

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"While you can use 'bendable' drinking straws I don't recommend them because they weaken the structures but if that's all you can find at the store they'll do."

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$18 (straws not included).

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Straws not included?!? Hmph.

"Hi welcome to MacDonald's this is Phyllisha can I take your order."
"Uh, yeah - I'd like a Quarter Pounder combo with a Diet Coke and two thousand straws."

Posted by: Flautist | Feb 15, 2013 6:12:26 PM

Thanks, I had to have these for my son. Wish they weren't back ordered, but I understand why. Toooooo cool.

Posted by: tamra | Feb 15, 2013 5:50:49 PM

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