A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-08-10T22:41:34Z

Illustration by Alberto Oliviera

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Straw Hat

Bartenders handle a lot of things -- money, dirty glasses, used napkins, unruly patrons. They also handle the tips of straws that you put your lips on.

This invention is for a method of keeping the sipping end of a straw hygienic with a paper or plastic sanitary cover, which the customer would remove to consume the drink. Now you can worry less about germs as you abuse your liver.

The inventor is Alberto Oliviera of Mineola, New York.

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