In under 20 minutes, you can reach a BAC of 0.08, the legal driving limit. In comparison, it will take around 40 minutes of beer pong to reach a 0.08 BAC. For those of you who aren’t as ~mathematically inclined~ that makes flip cup more than twice as efficient when it comes to getting you drunk .
Beer Pong is generally played by teams of two in which each team takes turn throwing a table tennis ball into the other team’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup. If both teammates hit cups, the balls are rolled back and they get to shoot again.
Supposedly, people at Lehigh felt that the U.S. should’ve bombed Beirut in retribution for the attacks, and thought the ping- pong balls dropping to the other side of the table resembled bombs being dropped on the Lebanese capital. They started calling the game “ Beirut ,” and it caught on.
Bucknell University ‘s student-run newspaper, The Bucknellian, claims Delta Upsilon fraternity members at Bucknell created “Throw Pong”, a game very similar to beer pong, during the 1970s, and that “Throw Pong” was then brought to Lehigh University by fraternity brothers who visited Bucknell and this led to the creation
When a team makes two balls into the same cup simultaneously, it is referred to as “Death Cup ” and the opposing team automatically loses the game.
Shooting in Beer Pong may be done either underarm or overarm and the player may try and bounce the ball into the cup or throw it in directly. Care should always be taken when playing Beer Pong and all players should drink responsibly.
If they succeed, their opponents have to drink the cup into which they sank the ball . Either way, after each round, the opposing team retrieves the ping pong balls from wherever they were thrown, dips them in the water cup to remove any visible grime, and aims to do the same thing on the other side.
You can only declare “ island ” as long as the other side still has at least two touching cups . There must be at least 3 cups in play. Official Rules of Beer Pong state that you have to tell the other players that you ‘re aiming for the lone cup before shooting, or it doesn’t count.
Death Cup . If you play with a “ Death Cup ,” make sure you chug your beer —fast. The Death Cup refers to any cup that’s been sunk but has yet to be fully consumed. Should a player sink a ball into the unfinished cup , the game is immediately over.
Beer pong may be one of the most popular “sports” for college kids, but if you think about it, it’s not very sanitary . Instead, players put the damper inserts inside the cups, assuring that beer pong balls won’t bounce out or make the precious swill contents grimy.
Grabbing or swatting the ball before it hits a cup is not permitted. If it was a bounce shot, grabbing and swatting are permitted once the ball hits the table one time. If opponent interferes with the ball before it hits a cup, the team who interfered takes a one-cup penalty.
Each person on one team will take a turn trying to throw one ping pong ball into the opponent’s solo cups. The ball is allowed to bounce , or it can go directly into the cup, but read below for details on house rules. The game goes on until one team has no cups left.
The official regulation size of a beer pong table is 8′ (2.44 m) long, 24” (61 cm) wide, and set at a height of 27.5” (70 cm). Though the distance will vary based on the choice of a 6 or 10 cup game, the distance between the front two cups in a 10 cup game is roughly 65” (165 cm).
Fill each cup approximately 1/3 full of beer . Start of the Game: A popular way to start the game is to have two opposing players look each other in the eye and without looking away or looking at the cups , shoot at the cups . The first team that makes a cup goes first.