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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To make African-American hair curly, wash and condition it, wrap sections around straws, pin them up, dry the hair, remove the straws, and apply hair oil. The supplies you need are shampoo, conditioner, a towel, a comb, ... More »

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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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It is unclear who is the inventor of sausage, although there is archaeological evidence of its use dating back to 50,000 BC. Humans made the first sausages by stuffing meat from animals they had killed into the emptied a... More »

The inventor of the first pinhole camera, also referred to as Camera Obscura, was known as Alhazen. He was a great authority on optics during the Middle Ages and was able to accurately explain why images in a pinhole cam... More »