Handmade magazine. 2007-02-15. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. " Who invented the cocktail umbrella--and why?". The Straight Dope. 2000-11-17.
17 Nov 2000 ... However, the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board informed me that cocktail umbrellas were a key element in the cult of the tiki, pointing me ...
I was meandering with no actual purpose, and came across this, 'The Straight Dope' by Cecil Adams about out beloved little paper umbrellas.