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If we look back in history we can find out that some of the earliest drinking straws were created over 5000 years ago! In the ruins of the Sumerian cities and tombs, archeologist managed to find straws made from gold and the precious stone lapis lazuli.These expensive 3000 BC artifacts can give us the proof that the more simple designs were used far earlier than that, most probably created ...


History. The first known straws were made by the Sumerians, and were used for drinking beer, probably to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom. The oldest drinking straw in existence, found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 BCE, was a gold tube inlaid with the precious blue stone lapis lazuli.


Marvin Stone (April 4, 1842–May 17, 1899) was an inventor who is best known for inventing, patenting and producing the spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws. Before his straws, beverage drinkers were using the natural rye grass or hollow reed straws.


A Brief History of Drinking Tubes While plastic straws are a recent invention, humans have been using hollow, cylindrical tubes to bring liquid to their lips for centuries.


A Brief History of the Straw ... The modern-day drinking straw. Besides being a joke that will never take off, that’s an accurate description of the birth of straws as we know them today.


Straws keep popping up all over history. East Asians used straws to drink rice beer, according to Patrick E. McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the Penn Museum.


Today, drinking straws are associated with kids’ juice boxes, soda fountains and iced coffee, but this technology's origins are twinned with the history of alcohol. Straws may have an inherent whimsy, but their development has been driven almost entirely from necessity, with their biggest ...


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. While Marvin Stone's straw was the first patented drinking straw, people did use straws before Stone's invention, in the form of hollow rye plant stems.


Some Sumerian tombstone drawings depicting men who appear to be drinking through a straw or straw-like tool were unearthed. And thus, begins what we know about the history of the drinking straw. More recent history of the drinking straw. Between the time of those drawings and the 1800s, there’s not much to say about the straw (yeah, we’re ...


A Brief History of the Modern-Day Straw, the World’s Most Wasteful Commodity An estimated 500 million plastic straws are used by Americans every day. Pixabay