Small wonder. We use beakers around the house and in the office to hold toothbrushes, pencils, flowers and even thumbtacks. Of all the sizes, our favorite is the 250 ml, which has just enough height to hold these items, but isn't so big that it looks misplaced in your home. Being lab glass, all of the edges are nicely rounded and it resists breaking. They can be hard to find in small quantities. We found it at SurplusLab.com for $1 used and at HomeTrainingTools.com for $3.85.