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How Many Holes Does A Drinking Straw Have?

Just a bit of light (but some food for thought...well for me anyway) entertainment...
How Many Holes Does A Drinking Straw Have?

On the w hole my answer was full of holes ....

No strawman responses please ;);)

Jeroen

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  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited October 16

    There are two possible answers: two, one at either end, and one, because its actually a single continuous hole wrapped in a piece of paper. It depends on whether you choose to think paper-centric or hole-centric. I’d say both are correct.

    Shoshin1
  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    I'd say an indeterminate number of holes, depending on the space occupied by the observer. Pass through the hole at the end of the straw and stop for a moment - another hole is before you, and another, and another, and so on until the far end of the straw is reached.

    Shoshin1
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited October 16

    Usually we don't think of a hole having length. The hole of a straw serves its function of drinking. If you pinch any spot along the length then the function ceases. Therefore it is either an infinite number of holes with no length or one hole with length that could be divided into hole parts.

    howShoshin1
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran
    edited October 17

    A straw has no holes. It is a flat, rectangle, rolled up and attached at the sides. It is a hole. That's its hole purpose.

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    @David said:
    A straw has no holes. It is a flat, rectangle, rolled up and attached at the sides. It is a hole. That's its hole purpose.

    Ooh I don’t know, the flat rectangle is what you make a drinking straw out of, it isn’t a drinking straw yet. The completed straw does have a hole, methinks.

    Shoshin1David
  • How Many Holes Does A Drinking Straw Have?

    Ooohhh …
    Iz a modern koan?

    • Just enough to not drink coca cola

    Oh wait I think the answer is 'Mu' …
    http://www.buddhism.org/on-the-buddha-nature-of-insentient-things/

    Shoshin1
  • How Many Holes Does A Drinking Straw Have?

    :mimics drinking from a straw:

    all other answers are fun but make my head spin :)

    Shoshin1Jeroen
  • You may chose one
    You may choose two
    You may choose three
    The straw does not care

    Shoshin1lobster
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    I think it comes down to the question “has a straw got an inside?” If it has an inside, it contains a volume and it has two holes. In my opinion it has got an inside.

  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    Since all is void, there is no hole and no drinking straw.

    lobsterJeroen
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    @Jeroen said:

    @David said:
    A straw has no holes. It is a flat, rectangle, rolled up and attached at the sides. It is a hole. That's its hole purpose.

    Ooh I don’t know, the flat rectangle is what you make a drinking straw out of, it isn’t a drinking straw yet. The completed straw does have a hole, methinks.

    Hmm... I guess you'd be right there. I suppose if it was just a hole, it would have no sides as a hole must be a hole in something.

    I change my answer to one bottomless hole.

  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    edited October 27

    one A hole's answer.
    Doesn't a hole just describe an opening in something. If the hole is sealed at one end, it is usually considered to be just one hole. If the hole in something has multiple potential entrances and exits, that hole might be described by that number of entrances and exits.
    All normal drinking straws are two holed, unless one end is sealed, or more holes are added, but in either case, usually only a two holed straw can function as a drinking straw.

    Jeroen
  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    How many holes does a garden hose have? Or, on the atomic level, how many holes? Matter is nearly all holes. The very concept of a hole breaks down, leaving the entire issue in confusion.

    lobster
  • As we all know when we have straws for brains, no thought, question or answer is possible …

    Fosdick
  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    The question is the work of Mara, designed to confuse the mind by confining the response to one word and one number.

    A more accurate answer requires at least two words and two numbers, and then a straw could accurately be said to have one hole and two openings. The Dharma is in the details,

  • DakiniDakini Veteran
    edited October 29

    @Jeroen said:
    There are two possible answers: two, one at either end, and one, because its actually a single continuous hole wrapped in a piece of paper. It depends on whether you choose to think paper-centric or hole-centric. I’d say both are correct.

    What would the holistic perspective be?

    personFleaMarket
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    I tried finding two holes in one straw but it turns out it is only the one hole seen from two perspectives.

    Now I can say my day was productive.

    Shoshin1lobster
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