Who invented the bendable straw?

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Arthur A. Aykanian (b.1923), of Massachusetts, invented the first plastic bendable straw, the so-called "bendy straw." He had a patent on the first stay-bent plastic straw, as well. He was the inventor of the spoon straw, originally used for the 7-11 Slurpee.

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