How Was the Bendy Straw Invented?


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In the 1930s, an American man named Joseph Friedman came up with the idea for a bendy straw while watching his young daughter attempt to drink a milkshake through a straight paper straw. The bendy straw is not the first known iteration of the drinking straw, but it is the first to bend in a way that would make it convenient for a child to drink out of.

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How Was the Bendy Straw Invented?
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Friedman built the bendy straw by putting a screw inside a paper straw and creating indentations in the paper with a string. He then removed the screw and found that the straw successfully bent.

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