Particle accelerators, usually the size of small cities, accelerate electrons to immense speeds using electric fields, producing X-rays.
A study conducted by researchers sought to determine whether these food-grade plastic films can also be a source of the particles.
"It's always exciting to set a world record," Tongcang Li from Purdue University said.
"We were shocked to see the high number of plastic particles released into the beverage," a co-author of the study told Newsweek.
Diamonds are an astronomer's best friend.
"We can make structures that nobody's ever even conceived of before; this is a true man-over-nature event."
The secret is in their ability to withstand heat.