bennett's building a wind tunnel to test paper airplanes for his 5th grade science project. the plan was to use drinking straws as the collimators. we sent grandpa to costco to get some 156 square inches of straws. now, the last time i bought bunches of straws they came in boxes about 6" on a side. grandpa came home with two boxes of 3000 straws. *individually wrapped* sigh. so we spent some quality family time together unwrapping straws. it's something to do while watching a movie i guess. wee.