While pretty much everyone enjoys a hard-fought game of beer pong, pretty much no one enjoys getting sick from the gross-ass ping pong balls that end up in the cups. That's why a group of bros from Connecticut invented the Slip Cup, a genius way to prevent the balls from ever coming into contact with the actual beer you'll be swigging... because somehow nobody thought of this before.
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The patent-pending protective barriers fit right onto your typical party cups and even feature a "catch element" that keeps the ball from bouncing out (and potentially falling on the floor again), which is a goddam game changer. So far, the guys behind the invention have raised over $13,000 (at publish time) toward their $70,000 Kickstarter campaign goal, and said backers will score a 20-pack of Slip Cups when they're ready later this summer for all kinds of "clean" beer pong gaming. Who knew beer pong and good hygiene could go so well together?
Let the clean games begin.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thinks someone should invent a game that combines beer pong and ski ball. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.