Is it a container? Or a dinosaur? We'll help you find out!
Pyrex is not just the company that makes these awesome storage containers; it's also the nickname scientists have given to the pyranosaurus rex, a tiny clear-skinned dinosaur recently discovered in New Mexico. You're probably thinking, isn't that copyright infringement? Probably, but you know how science is.
Why are we even mentioning this? Because some retailers will play on this confusion and sell you a pyrex (the dinosaur) instead of a Pyrex (the container). If you want to know if you've been duped, ask yourself these four questions:
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how much does it hurt when you handle the Pyrex? If it's closer to the 1 side, you've probably got the Pyrex bowls. If it's on the higher side, you might have the dinosaur.
- How much do you have to chase your Pyrex around before using it? If the answer is "at all" you've got the dinosaur and not the containers.
- What kind of noises does your pyrex make? The container should make very little noise, whereas the dinosaur will emit a sound like guitar feedback, but only when it feels threatened or aroused.
- Does your pyrex have a lid or teeth? The lid means container. The teeth means dinosaur.
Well, we hope that helps. Just remember, the Pyrex is always more scared of you than you are of it. That's the container, we mean. The dinosaur is not scared of anything. But it can smell fear.