That Was It, That Was The Last Straw.

straws

F/5.6, 1/60, ISO 100.

Day 203 / 365

Who Gets the Short Straw?

Interesting Fact: The first known straws were made by the Sumerians, and were used for drinking beer,[1] probably to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom.[citation needed] The oldest drinking straw in existence, found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E., was a gold tube inlaid with the precious blue stone lapis lazuli.[1] Argentines and their neighbors used a similar metallic device called a bombilla, that acts as both a straw and sieve for drinking mate tea for hundreds of years. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_straw )

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16 Comments

  1. Fun facts! My daughter loves straws so I’m definitely gonna use this information tomorrow at breakfast.

    • Thank you very much, i hope that she will enjoy the information. I am also very pleased to see that you enjoyed my work. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and enjoying my work. It is also fun to find that something that simple has so much history. πŸ™‚

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