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.
It was a man named Joseph Friedman, who patented the flexible drinking straw in 1937.
A bendy straw is a drinking straw with a corrugated, bendable section.
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the chinese invented the straw made of bamboo
the bendable type
the Egyptians invented them out of straw and twine and tar
Bendable is an adjective.