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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_straw

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.

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A Brief History of the Straw ... When Straws Were Actually Straw ... They still have a way to go before achieving dominance in the $3 billion global drinking-straw market. Plastic straws are 99 ...

www.eatingutensils.net/.../drinking-straws-history

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.

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. ... the first plastic products were made from a material ...

www.reference.com/history/invented-drinking-straw-5341be55...

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.

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When was the plastic drinking straw invented? ... Straws used for drinking liquids were made from rye-grass, and tended to give drinks a grassy flavour, so weren't very popular, even though they ...

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/straws-history

A Brief History of the Modern-Day Straw, the World’s Most Wasteful Commodity ... before plastic straws, we used straws made of rye grass—produced naturally, from the ground. ...

clearandwell.com/drinking-straws-getting-to-the-bottom-of-it

What Kind of Plastic are Drinking Straws Made From? Surprisingly, there are quite a few different types of straws, so we decided to look at the most prolific straw used – the fast food style straw. The first plastic straws were made using toxic polystyrene (#6), but now safer polypropylene (#5) or polyethylene (#2) is favored over polystyrene ...

belokawater.com.au/who-invented-the-drinking-straw

Where the drinking straw came from. Long before we were using plastic straws to suck up a cocktail, people were using hollowed out plant stems as drinking implements. In fact, the oldest drinking straw ever found dates back to 3,000BC, and was discovered in a Sumerian tomb.

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Plastic straws were originally invented as a medical device to improve accessibility. This is a great example of the social model of disability. Because plastic straws were made widely available, something that was considered an “assistive” device was then considered a normal, every-day use device.