Straw Tower Contest – Results

As part of the recent OMGWTFBBQ festivities9, a contest was held, pitting the forces of gravity against the weight of cold hard cash (pennies, to be specific).  The goal of the contest was to use soda straws to support as much currency as possible in as high of a position as possible, thus racking up the most “inch-cents” of score.

As it turns out, we ended up going to “foot-dollars” and using weights that weren’t exactly copper, given the engineering of some of the entries. Check out the results below.

Team Inches Cents Inch-Cents Foot-Dollars
Brandon 8.25 2898 23908.5 19.92
Stephanie & Cait 8.25 2898 23908.5 19.92
John & Don 11.25 271.5 3054.38 2.55
Claire & Dad 7.5 271.5 2036.25 1.70
Jess & Company 14.25 45 641.25 0.53
Patrick & Travis 19.375 14 271.25 0.23
Ben & Dave 11.5 0 0 0


It seems like everyone had a great time at yesterday’s OMGWTFBBQ, and many people got their first opportunity to visit the Makery.  Below are some photos snapped at the event;  If you have more photos that you’d like included, either link them in the comments, or shoot an email to the list.

On an aside, we had more than a bit of food left over from the BBQ, so we’ll be cooking out again at Tuesday’s regular meeting.  Hope to see you there!