Cup melts glacier, tells you how hot it is

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Cup melts glacier, tells you how hot it is

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Created with heat sensitive ink, this cup shows an animation of a melting glacier when hot liquids are poured into it. At least now you’ll know if you are single-handedly responsible for global warming by getting your morning coffee.

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10 thoughts on “Cup melts glacier, tells you how hot it is

  1. wingman321 says:

    They should really mass produce this cup and donate x% to lobbying or some global warming initiative. This mug would be the perfect gift for my dad, the weather guy.

  2. Blitz-ner says:

    The funny thing is that one ceramic mug requires the same amount of energy as 1000 disposable styrofoam cups. It’s not really any better for the environment unless you use it every day for 2.74 years…if it breaks before that a baby polar bear will cry.

    http://www.ilea.org/lcas/hocking1994.html

  3. svofski says:

    It seems that this is not a real product at all, but only a “scary idea”. In fact, I seriously doubt it’s technically feasible to make one. So far this cup is just as much real as the global warming. Research your facts.

  4. coelacanth says:

    That website doesn’t take into account that every time you use a disposable cup, you are producing another cup. So the line should be increasing on that graph and not decreasing. If you do use a disposable cup for a year, good for you (and the environment too!) So, really, a ceramic cup becomes worth wile after ~30 times… plus, its less waste as we are going to run out of materials eventually.

    Also, you could produce a cup to do that, just have each layer of paint become transparent after a certain temperature.

  5. David says:

    Where can I buy???
    Thank you.

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