I was doing some heavy thinking today, and I came to the following conclusion:
The sixteen ounce Mardi Gras cup is man's single greatest achievement in the past five years.
(For those of you who have never been to Mardi Gras, this will make more sense if you know that Mardi Gras cups have traditionally been twelve ounces. Also, Mardi Gras cups are plastic cups thrown from floats in Mardi Gras parades. You can stock your entire apartment with them, as I have, and you can even put them in the dishwasher, as I do.)