A brilliant beer beaker, eureka!
- 28 Jun 06, 07:44 PM
BERLIN - You know when you go abroad and see an idea so simple you think "why don’t we do that at home?"
Well some German boffin with a fondness for his ale has come up with these plastic glasses being used at some stadiums and Fan Fests.
You can carry five pints in each hand! Not that I’d ever get such a journalistic experiment past the BBC expenses department, you’ll be glad to hear. Which meant having to ask an obliging young German fan to demonstrate with empties (see picture).
Basically, a cone-shaped hollow handle means you can stack them up a bit like a spiral staircase.
Now I know the idea of English football fans carrying ten pints each at matches might have Her Majesty’s constabularies coughing and spluttering – but there must be a use for these in the UK – at music festivals, or even just in beer gardens.
The Germans, avid recyclers that they are, also put a euro deposit on each one, no doubt halving their tidying-up-afterwards bill.
That’s just one great idea from Germany. Don’t even get me started on the escalators that carry you whichever way you want to go…