College memories flood Twitter after red Solo cup inventor dies


College students everywhere are saying cheers to a man they probably didn’t know. But they certainly knew his famous invention, usually found by the beer keg or on the beer pong table.

The man who invented the red Solo cup, Robert Hulseman, died on Dec. 21, and in recent days tributes have been flooding in on social media. He was 84.

RIP to our creator Robert Hulseman. Our thoughts are with his family. His legacy lives on. Cheers.

— Solo Cup (@SoloCup) December 29, 2016

Hulseman invented the ubiquitous red party cup in the 1970s. His son said in reports that the cup was supposed to be for families to use, but his father didn’t understand how popular his product was in the party scene — especially on college campuses. Read more…

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