We mass produce a lot of junk. If you've ever wondered what the purpose of all this crap is, we're here to help.
Ben Franklin was Light Years Behind on the Straw
Because there is no reason to drink straight from a cup. I mean...do you have money to whiten your teeth once a month? Of course not! Straws, especially ones in awesome colors, are basically a necessity of life. Toddlers can't hold cups and really why should we even try to force them? Forget that. Ben Franklin had wooden teeth or something. Shoulda had a straw.