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
10 – “It must be the cocktail hour, so let me have a little drink and I will shake my rear!”
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!