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January

Drinking Straw Day

Posted by Brittany

On this date in 1888 Martin Stone patented the first manufactured paper drinking straw.  The techniques he used would later be replicated in the production of other manufactured items, including radio parts and pyrotechnics.  We have Mr. Stone to thank for the lemon seeds that remain in our water glasses; he didn’t only patent the drinking straw — he also conducted experiments to determine its ideal measurements.

Today we celebrated Drinking Straw Day in a few different ways.  Chris drank all of his beverages through a straw all day.  Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of patience — I only made it through my morning tea.  Interestingly, I found out something new about my husband — he actually drinks his coffee out of a straw every day in hopes that it will keep his teeth whiter.  Who knew!

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