Hundreds of straws were connected and stretched across the street (second floor to second floor) on a cold day with the help of more than four people including MIAD security.  I called the Union and ordered a couple cups of regular coffee with a packet of sugar to be made and put on the table on the second floor of the Union.  When I tried to drink it, I got the coffee to flow halfway down the street, but it would not go further.  Then we decided to lower it to the ground floor and try from there.  After the complicated lowering operation I quickly got the first sip of coffee which by that time was cold.