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Ancient ‘Scepters’ Actually Drinking Straws For Communal Boozing, Say Researchers


New research shows that silver and gold tubes unearthed in an ancient tomb in southern Russia in 1897, long thought to be ceremonial staffs, were, in fact, the earliest-known drinking straws, used by people 5,000 years ago to sip beer from a communal jar. What do you think?

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