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A drinking straw or drinking tube is a small pipe that allows its user to more conveniently consume a beverage. A thin tube of paper, plastic (such as polypropylene and polystyrene), or other material is used by placing one end in the mouth and the other in the beverage.

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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.

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From that point on drinking straw remained in constant popularity (especially after the Joseph Friedman's invention of bendy straw in 1937), and many interesting designs were created during last 50 years. This trend started during 1960s when plastic enabled fast and cheap creation of drinking straws.

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A Brief History of the Straw ... Pre-Internet records are shady on the exact timeline of the invention, but as far as Fun-Time International, the current manufacturer of Krazy Straws, knows, the ...

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Later, Stone developed the modern drinking straw. Prior to Stone's invention, people used natural rye grass straws, which imparted an undesirable grassy flavor in beverages. To combat the problem, Stone made the first drinking straw prototypes by spiraling a strip of paper around a pencil and gluing it at the ends.

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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.

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/disposable...

There are old-school paper straws and newfangled compostable plastic straws. Stone Straw, founded by the inventor of the artificial straw, even survives in some form as the straw-distributing ...

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The flexible bendy straw was born, which Friedman patented in 1937. The return to paper is the last innovation in drinking straws. Credit: Aardvark Straws. Curiously, none of the straw makers of the time showed an interest in buying the Friedman patent, so in 1939 the inventor eventually founded his own company, the Flexible Straw Corporation.

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/news...

While plastic straws are a recent invention, humans have been using hollow, cylindrical tubes to bring liquid to their lips for centuries. Ancient Sumerians, one of the first societies known to ...

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/straws-history

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