On January 3, 1888, Marvin C. Stone patented the drinking straw.
Marvin first made a "straw" by sucking drinks through dry hollow rye...possibly where the name STRAW came from! Marvin didn’t like that the drink would then get a grassy taste to it. He worked at a paper factory, so he took a piece of paper and coated it with wax...and the drinking straw was born!
Enjoy your drinking straws today!
Don’t worry, you can send someone an E-card for this day!