Today my friend said something the deeply worried me. I asked what his plans were for the week and he told me (in his own words) “well I am quite busy, I have been training my Shetland Sheepdog to drink from a straw to get some advert footage I need.” I thought he had lost it, but it seems that dogs are not the only animals that can drink from straws…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Drinking Straws
10 – “It must be the cocktail hour, so let me have a little drink and I will shake my rear!”
Fact: In 1906, the first machine was invented by Marvin Stone to machine wind straws, ending the hand-winding process!
9 – “All that flying makes me very thirsty indeed.”
Fact: Marvin Stone decided the ideal straw was 8 1/2-inches long with a diameter just wide enough to prevent things like lemon seeds from being lodged in the tube.
8 – “I always get naked after a few drinks!”
Fact: A prototype of the straw was a paraffin-coated manila paper, so the straws would not become soggy while someone was drinking!
7 – “Well if it looks like a flower and smells like a flower, I will stick my beak into it!”
Fact: Marvin Stone who patented the drinking straws first used it as a plastic cigarette holder!
6 – “Oh my it has been a hard day, I moved a whole meter!”
Fact: Joseph B. Friedman made a major advancement in drinking straws called “The Bendy straw”, which he created by moulding a paper straw around the grooves of a screw.
5 – “A quick juice break then back to throwing my poop at the humans.”
Fact: The plastic “drinking tube” was patented way back in 1937.
4 – “Frappa-mooseo-chino? I love those!”
Fact: Frustrated with how naturally grown straws began to disintegrate in beverages, Marvin Stone invented a wax-coated paper straw way back in 1888.
3 – “Nothing better than cold, fresh milk before sleep.”
Fact: In 19th-century America, people used naturally hollow rye grass as straws!
2 – “Hazelnut milkshakes are just the best!
Fact: Archaeologists discovered a gold and lapis lazuli drinking straw in a Sumerian tomb!
1 – They call me super slurp!
Fact: The drinking straw dates to the ancient Sumerians, who used them to drink beer, in fact, one was found inside a sealed tomb that is said to be sealed from 3100 B.C!