Some of us just want our coffee (or soup) in the nearest porcelain container, as long as it’s food safe and has something resembling a handle. Some of us want only a pristine, beautiful mug that reflects our personality. And some of us want to drink hot liquids out of disarmed ordinance. Guess which one this falls into!
As you might have guessed, this is pretty much the closest you can get to drinking your coffee out of something that looks like an explosive device without hollowing out a grenade. We strongly, strongly suggest that you not do that, not least because the grenade mug is a lot less expensive and dangerous. Also, it’s got action features!
No, Really, It’s Got An Action Feature
Specifically, you can pull the pin, although that’s where it stops; throwing this will just result in a broken mug and concussed and/or burned, but certainly upset, coworkers. In fact, they actually recommend you pull the pin before putting it in a microwave, being actual metal and all. Whether or not you quote lines from Grosse Pointe Blank is entirely up to you, although it’s highly recommended.
It does, however, come with something much handier: A lid, so you can properly cover your hot drinks before you take them to your desk. Or possibly to a meeting where you can pretend to be very, very on edge.
The only way this mug could be more perfect is if it came with insurance to cover the inevitable moment when somebody sees your mug and calls the police to bomb squad you. If you’re willing to take that risk, or just work with people cool enough to find your grenade mug funky instead of a safety risk, you can get this from retailers for $25.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.