It’s national straw day,

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The drinking straw is believed to be around 5 thousand years old.   Archeologists believe a tool like a straw to drink beer.  The first straws were made from stone or metal… and it may be coming full circle.

The use of plastic straws is a fairly recent development.  Interest in the state of the environment and the health of marine life has sparked a resurgence of straws made of metal, glass or bamboo.

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