As a stunt, you want to sip some water through a very long, vertical straw. what is the tallest straw that you could, in principle, drink from in this way?
The tallest straw that you could, in principle, drink from is around 10 meters long. This is assuming that the straw is completely straight and you are able to create enough suction to pull the liquid up the entire length of the straw.
Yes, there is a limit to how tall a straw can be for drinking. As the straw gets longer, the weight of the liquid in the straw increases, making it more difficult to create enough suction to pull the liquid up the entire length of the straw. Additionally, the weight of the liquid can cause the straw to collapse under its own weight.
In theory, it is possible to drink from a straw that is taller than 10 meters. However, it would require a significant amount of suction and the straw would need to be very sturdy to withstand the weight of the liquid. It would also be difficult to find a container tall enough to hold the liquid for the straw to draw from.
The diameter of the straw does not have a significant impact on the height of the straw for drinking. As long as the straw is wide enough to allow the liquid to flow, the height of the straw is primarily determined by its length and the strength of the suction used to draw the liquid up the straw.
Yes, you can drink from a straw that is curved instead of straight. In fact, many commercially available straws are already curved for easier use. However, the curvature of the straw does not significantly affect the maximum height for drinking. The main factors affecting the maximum height are the length and diameter of the straw, as well as the strength of the suction used.