A graphic is making the rounds comparing the volume of the new Big-Gulp sized Starbucks Trenta and the average capacity of the human stomach. Seems that the Trenta’s 30.9 fluid ounces are slightly more than that of the average adult human’s, 30.4. I don’t really see what the big deal is. Obviously people will just take a break from chugging ice coffee and go to the bathroom and then go back and drink more ice coffee.
See, for comparison, 7-11 sells drinks in 20, 44, 64 and 128 oz sizes, known as the Gulp, Super Big Gulp, Double Gulp, and Team Gulp, respectively. No one goes around making funny pictures of them.
But those are for truck drivers, right? Well, this a 34 ounce Nissan thermos. So, basically Starbucks is selling you a plastic, disposable, thermos full of coffee. Well, guess what, Mr. Fancypants? Some days when you’re pulling a long-haul of Powerpoints and your budget request is getting jacknifed coming off of Mt. Sheetrollzdownhill, you just need a dang Trenta full of iced coffee to get you through it.
What’s even better is that you can buy two, drink one, and then use it to empty out your average adult human stomach into later, discreetly, under your desk. With a sly toss out of your work area, no one needs to know that you’re the one responsible for the “cubicle bomb.”
Graphic: How big, exactly, is Starbucks’ new ‘Trenta’ size? [National Post]
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