Shatterproof Beer Glasses


(British Home Secretary Alan Johnson holds two pint glasses designed to prevent pub glassware from breaking into dangerous shards, or even being used as weapons.- Picture: Associated Press)

Reported for professorgoodales.org by Ken Carman

Ever drop a beer glass and then cut yourself? Long after shatterproof automobile windshields were introduced, the government of Great Britain seems to be the first to actively encourage, indeed demand, the redesign of the beer glass. But this isn’t just to prevent clumsy patrons, or bar staff, from spreading shards all over the floor where others might walk. According to the CBC there have been 87,000 incidents in pubs: Wales and England; glassware intentionally smashed and then used as a weapon.
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