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On January 3, 1888, Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. In acknowledgment of that invention, each year on January 3, people across the nation observe National Drinking Straw Day. It is believed the very first drinking straws were used by the Sumerians for drinking beer.
Now that the holiday craze has come to a close and everyone has rang in the New Year, it's time to celebrate the real main event in January: the 125th anniversary of the drinking straw patent! Thanks to Marvin Stone, the drinking straw was patented on January 3rd, 1888.
On January 3, 1888, the first artificial drinking straw was patented, giving us a reason to celebrate straws today. Marvin Chester Stone of Washington D.C. had been drinking a mint julep when his natural straw, a rye reed, began shedding into his drink.