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From the 1960s to Today: The Hidden History of Coffee Cup Lids

Examples of historic coffee cup lids on a black background.
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There’s a good chance you use them, or at least see them, every single day but never think much about them. Yet without the designs and refinements of the disposable coffee cup lid, coffee on the go just wouldn’t be a thing. Check out this neat three-minute video to learn more than you ever thought possible about the ubiquitous put practically invisible little thing.


We don’t know if you share our fascination with the tiny details of modern life, but if you do, you’ll be thinking about all the coffee-lid-details you just learned all day.

[Via Core77]

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