The drinking straw was invented and patented by an inventor named Marvin Stone. Stone's paper drinking straw patent was granted on January 3, 1888. More »

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 ... More »

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The original inventor of the drinking cup is not known, as the drinking cup existed before recorded history. For early cultures, the drinking cup would have been a vast improvement over drinking liquids with cupped hands... More »

Homemade inventions people often find interesting due to the stories behind their origins include the flexible straw, liquid paper and Geox shoes. In each case, the invention was born out of an individual’s actions in re... More »

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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 ... More »

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Although the exact inventor of the pencil is unknown, Conrad Gesner is often credited with the invention. In 1565, Gesner was the first to document the use of graphite placed in a wooden shaft, which was the predecessor ... More »

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The comb is such a basic human tool that historians have no way to know who the inventor of the first comb was. Combs that have been found by archaeologists have been located in settlements from 5,000 years ago in Persia... More »