Ten Animals Using Drinking Straws Just Like Us Humans Do

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…

 


Ten Animals Using Drinking Straws Just Like Us Humans Do

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Drinking Straws


 

Cockatiel using a drinking straw
Cockatiel using a drinking straw

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!

Crow using a drinking straw
Crow using a drinking straw

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.

Naked Mole Rat using a drinking straw
Naked Mole Rat using a drinking straw

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!

Hummingbird using a drinking straw
Hummingbird using a drinking straw

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!

Snail using a drinking straw
Snail using a drinking straw

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.

Sumatran orangutan using a drinking straw
Sumatran orangutan using a drinking straw

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.

Moose using a drinking straw
Moose using a drinking straw

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.

Cat using a drinking straw
Cat using a drinking straw

3 – “Nothing better than cold, fresh milk before sleep.”

Fact: In 19th-century America, people used naturally hollow rye grass as straws!

Squirrel using a drinking straw
Squirrel using a drinking straw

2 – “Hazelnut milkshakes are just the best!

Fact: Archaeologists discovered a gold and lapis lazuli drinking straw in a Sumerian tomb!

Dog using a drinking straw
Dog using a drinking straw

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!

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