The ultimate New Year's Eve party favor: the bendy-straw shrimp!

Illustration for article titled The ultimate New Years Eve party favor: the bendy-straw shrimp!

This little guy might look like a bio-luminescent creature from the ocean floor, or perhaps a super-advanced form of nanotechnology. But the truth is far simpler (and awesomer): this is a bendy-straw shrimp, and here's how to make one.

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Admittedly, any illusion that this shrimp comes from the bottom of the ocean or a nanotech lab does fall apart pretty quickly when you take a good look at its tail, but the entire thing really is made from a single, ordinary bendy-straw. So now, you pretty much have two choices: spend the rest of New Year's Eve learning how to make bendy-straw shrimps, or completely waste your day.

Illustration for article titled The ultimate New Years Eve party favor: the bendy-straw shrimp!
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The good people at Creative Blythe have all the complete instructions to make these shrimp, and you can also check out this video below showing a person making a shrimp. For whatever reason, there's no audio, but we feel the Chariots of Fire theme is the perfect soundtrack for an activity this awesome.

[via Deep Sea News and Make]

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DISCUSSION

I would try it, go through a whole box of straws, cut myself at least twice, and have a bunch of chopped up straw pieces and one thing that looked like a shrimp after it's gone through the digestive tract of some larger creature. Sigh.