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The Longest Possible Vertical Drinking Straw Would Be Huge

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There's no need for a drinking straw to be much longer than a foot or so. But, for for the sake of scientific curiosity, how long could a straw be and still function all the same? Derek Muller conducts an experiment for his YouTube channel Veritasium in the video below. Turns out, you may have the sucking power to use a straw that is as long as 7 meters, but you'd need much more if you wanted to use the theoretical maximum length straw.

The World's Long Vertical Drinking Straw

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