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Red Solo Cups

Claim:   The lines on red Solo cups are designed for measuring alcohol.

FALSE

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, June 2012]

I have seen multiple postings via web and pinterest that the lines on the old red solo cups are actually measuring lines for amounts of alcohol. Can you clear this up, please?

 

Origins:   According to Dart Container Corporation, the parent company of the Solo brand of iconic red Party Cups:
The lines on our Party Cups are designed for functional performance and are not measurement lines. If the lines do coincide with certain measurements, it is purely coincidental.
Last updated:   11 June 2012

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