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(NBC News)   Silver and gold tubes unearthed in an ancient tomb in southern Russia and long thought to be ceremonial staffs were in fact the earliest-known drinking straws, used by partiers 5,000 years ago to sip beer from a communal jar. So Fark existed then?   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2022-01-19 8:14:54 AM  
Whatever you do don't remove them given the way the past two years have been.
 
2022-01-19 8:28:08 AM  
Towards the end of the March of the Ten Thousand, in the Anabasis, Xenophon and his captains are invited by a tribal chieftain into a cave to drink beer through straws from giant bowls. If I remember, barley was floating in each bowl.
 
2022-01-19 8:31:31 AM  
What ancients sipping from communal jars might look like:

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2022-01-19 8:37:16 AM  
Strawhenge remains
 
2022-01-19 9:20:15 AM  
Drinking from the brew pot is primitive, even if you're using a gold straw. But I don't know if they had woven cloth, because that's what you'd need to strain it or make a boil bag for the malt.
 
2022-01-19 9:33:15 AM  
Backwash.  No thanks.
 
2022-01-19 9:42:12 AM  
FTA: The discovery also underlines the importance of beer to ancient peoples.

Still pretty damn important to modern people as well.

Also FTA: The ornate tubes, four of them decorated with bull figurines, were unearthed in 1897 from a large "kurgan" - a type of burial mound - beside the remains of a man thought to have been a king.

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2022-01-19 12:14:04 PM  

Slypork: FTA: The discovery also underlines the importance of beer to ancient peoples.

Still pretty damn important to modern people as well.

Also FTA: The ornate tubes, four of them decorated with bull figurines, were unearthed in 1897 from a large "kurgan" - a type of burial mound - beside the remains of a man thought to have been a king.

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I can't watch that anymore without hearing the Kurgan's lines in the voice of Mr Krabs.

"I have something to say! It's better to burn out than to fade away! Spongebob, me boy!"
 
2022-01-19 12:26:19 PM  
This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "getting the short straw."
 
2022-01-19 1:02:51 PM  
Pro-tip:  Any  time archeologists say something is "ceremonial"  and the ceremony isn't recorded in detail and contemporary, they're probably speculating or trying to obfuscate fun stuff like dildos.

Not that there aren't ceremonial objects, but even the  they're usually functional in other ways.
 
2022-01-19 1:05:13 PM  
So, ancient people really did suck.
 
2022-01-19 1:45:46 PM  

hardinparamedic: Whatever you do don't remove them given the way the past two years have been.


Return the slab straws!
 
2022-01-19 2:09:43 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Pro-tip:  Any  time archeologists say something is "ceremonial"  and the ceremony isn't recorded in detail and contemporary, they're probably speculating or trying to obfuscate fun stuff like dildos.

Not that there aren't ceremonial objects, but even the  they're usually functional in other ways.


Pyramids were built to keep grain, not for ceremonial burials
 
2022-01-19 2:18:31 PM  
I drink your beer. I drink it up!
 
2022-01-19 2:54:54 PM  
Something, something strawman something

/Anyway BSABSVR
 
2022-01-19 3:48:49 PM  
Or maybe they were snorting dried, powdered amanitas.


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2022-01-19 5:47:15 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Pro-tip:  Any  time archeologists say something is "ceremonial"  and the ceremony isn't recorded in detail and contemporary, they're probably speculating or trying to obfuscate fun stuff like dildos.

Not that there aren't ceremonial objects, but even the  they're usually functional in other ways.


So, are you implying butt stuff?
 
2022-01-19 6:42:15 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: leeksfromchichis: Pro-tip:  Any  time archeologists say something is "ceremonial"  and the ceremony isn't recorded in detail and contemporary, they're probably speculating or trying to obfuscate fun stuff like dildos.

Not that there aren't ceremonial objects, but even the  they're usually functional in other ways.

So, are you implying butt stuff?


I'd take his word. From what I understand, leeks that come from chris are 100% definitely, totally ceremonial. Wink.

/and not butt dildos.
 
2022-01-19 7:03:49 PM  

LewDux: leeksfromchichis: Pro-tip:  Any  time archeologists say something is "ceremonial"  and the ceremony isn't recorded in detail and contemporary, they're probably speculating or trying to obfuscate fun stuff like dildos.

Not that there aren't ceremonial objects, but even the  they're usually functional in other ways.

Pyramids were built to keep grain, not for ceremonial burials


Uh excuse me Sir.

I happen to be something of an expert on this having watched many history channel specials at 8 am.

The Pyramids were used to mark the landing sites of Alien spacecraft. The aliens, which looked like modern white men, used slave labor and anti-gravity devices to build them.
 
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