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17th Apr '16 5:13:23 PM DavidDelony
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* In the '90s, when the explosion in popularity of the internet caused many people who hadn't owned computers before to buy them, some urban legends circulated about [[WalkingTechbane clueless owners]] mistaking the CD-ROM drive for a cup holder.
29th Mar '16 4:03:13 AM GreenDragon500
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** One peisode has Bart, after acquiring a fake driver's license, taking Milhouse, Nelson and Martin on a road trip. While checking out the rented car, Milhouse is over the moon to discover that it comes with a cupholder, and insists that they have to stop to get a cup to put in it.
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11th Jan '16 8:29:50 PM karstovich2
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* Fun fact: cupholders have expanded in part because the lack of them exposes carmakers to liability. The famous "woman-sues-[=McDonalds=]-because-her-coffee-was-too-hot" case was not actually a FrivolousLawsuit in large part because she was sitting in her grandson's car--a car with no cupholders. (The events happened in 1992, and she was sitting in her grandson's 1989 Ford Probe.) So she held the coffee between her thighs, and when she opened it to add cream and/or sugar, it spilled all over her crotch region, soaking into her cotton sweatpants and seriously burning her (the thick cotton of her sweats absorbed the hot liquid and held it against her skin in ways we would prefer not to mention). Ford didn't get hit with anything for that one, but the companies quickly wised up that someone running into the same problem ''might'' sue them; along with a number of other factors (including distracted driving--with the rise of the mobile phone, the specter of the idiot who holds his phone in one hand and his coffee in the other and tries to steer with his knees,[[note]]A real thing that actually happened. It even happened before the rise of the cell phone with people eating a burger and holding a drink on the way home from work; some even did all three at once (drink in one hand, sandwich in the other, and phone nestled between shoulder and ear). These were particularly and ''alarmingly'' common in the Detroit area, where people practically live in their cars even more than most Americans, and being too comfortable behind the wheel is the locally prevalent form of [[DrivesLikeCrazy Driving Like Crazy]].[[/note]] which problem could ''also'' be avoided if the car had cup holders, began to loom large in the minds of automakers' lawyers), this influenced the automakers into adding these "conveniences" as a ''safety'' measure.

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* Fun fact: cupholders have expanded in part because the lack of them exposes carmakers to liability. The famous "woman-sues-[=McDonalds=]-because-her-coffee-was-too-hot" case was not actually a FrivolousLawsuit in large part because she was sitting in her grandson's car--a car with no cupholders. (The events happened in 1992, and she was sitting in her grandson's 1989 Ford Probe.) So she held the coffee between her thighs, and when she opened it to add cream and/or sugar, it spilled all over her crotch region, soaking into her cotton sweatpants and seriously burning her (the thick cotton of her sweats absorbed the hot liquid and held it against her skin in ways we would prefer not to mention). Ford didn't get hit with anything for that one, but the companies quickly wised up that someone running into the same problem ''might'' sue them; along with a number of other factors (including distracted driving--with the rise of the mobile phone, the specter of the idiot who holds his phone in one hand and his coffee in the other and tries to steer with his knees,[[note]]A real thing that actually happened. It even happened before the rise of the cell phone with people eating a burger and holding a drink on the way home from work; some even did all three at once (drink in one hand, sandwich in the other, and phone nestled between shoulder and ear). These were particularly and ''alarmingly'' common in the Detroit area, where people practically live in their cars even more than most Americans, and being too comfortable behind the wheel is the locally prevalent form of [[DrivesLikeCrazy Driving Like Crazy]].Crazy]]; fortunately for the automakers, their lawyers tend to also live in the Detroit area and were familiar firsthand with the problem (possibly ''very'' firsthand--it would surprise nobody if they were among the prime examples).[[/note]] which problem could ''also'' be avoided if the car had cup holders, began to loom large in the minds of automakers' lawyers), this influenced the automakers into adding these "conveniences" as a ''safety'' measure.
20th Sep '15 7:04:01 PM smittykins
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* Some child car seats now come with cup holders.
7th Sep '15 4:20:48 PM LeeM
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* ''PragueRace'': On a ''[[http://www.praguerace.com/comic/peanuts flying carpet]]'', no less.
1st Sep '15 2:45:32 PM Azaram
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* In TheEighties, a popular item at gas stations was a rubber cup holder that had a tab that fit into the space between a car door and window. [[http://www.teammiata.com/libs/imgs/M2-cup-holder.jpg Here is a slightly more modern version.]]

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* In TheEighties, a popular item at gas stations was a rubber cup holder that had a tab that fit into the space between a car door and window. [[http://www.teammiata.com/libs/imgs/M2-cup-holder.jpg Here is a slightly more modern version.]]
23rd Jul '15 6:18:39 PM nombretomado
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What can you install into your CoolCar [[UpToEleven to make it even more awesome]]? You decide to [[PimpedOutCar pimp it out]] with a loud stereo, [[FlyingCar wings]], [[WeaponizedCar lasers and cannons]], [[MegasXLR a giant robot body]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cup holders]].

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What can you install into your CoolCar [[UpToEleven to make it even more awesome]]? You decide to [[PimpedOutCar pimp it out]] with a loud stereo, [[FlyingCar wings]], [[WeaponizedCar lasers and cannons]], [[MegasXLR [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR a giant robot body]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cup holders]].
20th Jul '15 10:08:29 AM nombretomado
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* Fun fact: cupholders have expanded in part because the lack of them exposes carmakers to liability. The famous "woman-sues-McDonalds-because-her-coffee-was-too-hot" case was not actually a FrivolousLawsuit in large part because she was sitting in her grandson's car--a car with no cupholders. (The events happened in 1992, and she was sitting in her grandson's 1989 Ford Probe.) So she held the coffee between her thighs, and when she opened it to add cream and/or sugar, it spilled all over her crotch region, soaking into her cotton sweatpants and seriously burning her (the thick cotton of her sweats absorbed the hot liquid and held it against her skin in ways we would prefer not to mention). Ford didn't get hit with anything for that one, but the companies quickly wised up that someone running into the same problem ''might'' sue them; along with a number of other factors (including distracted driving--with the rise of the mobile phone, the specter of the idiot who holds his phone in one hand and his coffee in the other and tries to steer with his knees,[[note]]A real thing that actually happened. It even happened before the rise of the cell phone with people eating a burger and holding a drink on the way home from work; some even did all three at once (drink in one hand, sandwich in the other, and phone nestled between shoulder and ear). These were particularly and ''alarmingly'' common in the Detroit area, where people practically live in their cars even more than most Americans, and being too comfortable behind the wheel is the locally prevalent form of [[DrivesLikeCrazy Driving Like Crazy]].[[/note]] which problem could ''also'' be avoided if the car had cup holders, began to loom large in the minds of automakers' lawyers), this influenced the automakers into adding these "conveniences" as a ''safety'' measure.

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* Fun fact: cupholders have expanded in part because the lack of them exposes carmakers to liability. The famous "woman-sues-McDonalds-because-her-coffee-was-too-hot" "woman-sues-[=McDonalds=]-because-her-coffee-was-too-hot" case was not actually a FrivolousLawsuit in large part because she was sitting in her grandson's car--a car with no cupholders. (The events happened in 1992, and she was sitting in her grandson's 1989 Ford Probe.) So she held the coffee between her thighs, and when she opened it to add cream and/or sugar, it spilled all over her crotch region, soaking into her cotton sweatpants and seriously burning her (the thick cotton of her sweats absorbed the hot liquid and held it against her skin in ways we would prefer not to mention). Ford didn't get hit with anything for that one, but the companies quickly wised up that someone running into the same problem ''might'' sue them; along with a number of other factors (including distracted driving--with the rise of the mobile phone, the specter of the idiot who holds his phone in one hand and his coffee in the other and tries to steer with his knees,[[note]]A real thing that actually happened. It even happened before the rise of the cell phone with people eating a burger and holding a drink on the way home from work; some even did all three at once (drink in one hand, sandwich in the other, and phone nestled between shoulder and ear). These were particularly and ''alarmingly'' common in the Detroit area, where people practically live in their cars even more than most Americans, and being too comfortable behind the wheel is the locally prevalent form of [[DrivesLikeCrazy Driving Like Crazy]].[[/note]] which problem could ''also'' be avoided if the car had cup holders, began to loom large in the minds of automakers' lawyers), this influenced the automakers into adding these "conveniences" as a ''safety'' measure.
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