Looking at the sky through a cardboard paper towel tube and through a standard drinking straw is about the same as the difference in the amount of sky seen in ordinary binoculars and a small telescope. Binoculars in astronomy are used for their wider field of view skynews.ca/choosing-binoc…
The first drinking straw was designed to have a diameter slightly smaller than the typical lemon pip, as the inventor was tired of getting lemon seeds in his mouth when drinking lemonade. washingtonpost.com/local/…
The modern drinking straw was developed to prevent tainting the flavor of a mint julip which happened when using a grass straw io9.gizmodo.com/5821268/t…
The oldest drinking straw in existence, was found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E.. It was a gold tube inlaid with precious stones. wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinki…
The first drinking straws were made for beer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dri…
Disney banned balloons and plastic drinking straws in their Animal Kingdom Park to protect the animals from accidental ingestion. disneyworld.disney.go.com…
The Thorny Lizard has evolved a scaly skin of fractal-like thorns upon thorns with tiny capillaries etched into them for harvesting, channeling and absorbing water. 3 lizard species on 3 different continents have evolved similar networks of "drinking straws" between their scales. More in comment bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
The oldest drinking straw in existence was found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E., was a gold tube inlaid with precious gems. Sumerians invented straws to better enjoy their beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dri…
The first known straws were made by the Sumerians in 3000 B.C. and were used for drinking beer theatlantic.com/business/…
There was once a man in a restaurant who couldn't breathe who was saved by a quick-thinking doctor who cut his throat with a steak knife, inserted a drinking straw into the slit, and breathed into it to give him oxygen. He'd never done the operation before lvrj.com/news/on-the-fly-…
Drinking straws were invented over 5000 years ago by the Sumerians, who used them to drink... beer! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dri…
When drinking through a straw, people usually drink faster than if they were drinking regularly personal.psu.edu/afr3/blo…
Albert Einstein published his first paper - on the fluid dynamics of drinking straws - in the same issue of the same physics journal where Max Planck introduced quantum theory books.google.com/books?id…
The drinking straw was first made by the Sumerians, and used for drinking beer (as to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dri…
NBA player Caron Butler used to be addicted to chewing straws and drinking Mountain Dew, drinking 6 12 oz cans per day and drinking 2 before games. sports.espn.go.com/dallas…
Drinking water from a well deeper than 32 feet with a straw is impossible. (see 18min3sec) youtube.com/watch?v=lfXDJ…
Drinking through a straw can reduce the risk of tooth decay. medicalnewstoday.com/rele…
Drinking straws were "invented" to drink mint juleps. m.gizmodo.com/5821268/the…
Drinking straws are speculated to have been used for at least 5000 years. theatlantic.com/business/…
The first account of a drinking straw was from a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 b.c and believed to be used to drink beer as to separate physical matter produced from fermentation.

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