At the end of each month, the president of USA receives a bill for him and his family’s personal food and expenses including dry cleaning, toothpaste, and toiletries, which is then deducted from his salary. headsup.boyslife.org/fast…
Sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient in toothpaste, makes it hard to taste sweetness, and that's why drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth tastes weird. southspringsdentalgroup.c…
A toothpaste was sold in early 20th century Germany which was slightly radioactive because it contained small amounts of thorium. Its radioactivity was promoted as imparting health benefits and the product is exemplary of the radioactive quackery which thrived in those times en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Killer Whales slice open Great White sharks and squeeze out their livers 'like toothpaste'... theatlantic.com/science/a…
Because of the altitude at which they fly, U-2 pilots have to suck their food - provided in a toothpaste-like tube - through a straw built into their spacesuits. Because of the length of U2 missions, options include things like β€œcaffeinated apple pie” and β€œcaffeinated mac and cheese.” airman.dodlive.mil/2016/0…
Aloe Vera based toothpaste is more effective at reducing plaque and gingivitis than regular toothpaste ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
You're not supposed to wash your mouth with water after brushing and instead spit out any excess toothpaste. Washing results in washing away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
Astronauts swallow their toothpaste after brushing, as spitting is not possible because of its weightlessness. youtu.be/3bCoGC532p8
John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. His menu included a toothpaste-like tube filled with pureed beef and vegetables, a tube packed with applesauce, and some sugar tablets that he dissolved in water. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
You're not supposed to rinse with water straight after toothbrushing as it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste. This dilutes it and reduces its preventative effects. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
The little blob on your toothpaste actually has a name. It's called a nurdle and Colgate and Glaxo had a lawsuit over who would be allowed to show it in their advertising cosmeticsdesign.com/Artic…
The blob of toothpaste that sits on your toothbrush is called a "nurdle". blogs.reuters.com/unstruc…
Drinking OJ after brushing your teeth tastes bad because of a foaming ingredient in toothpaste which blocks your ability to taste sweetness, and you're left with the pure acidity and bitterness of the fruit. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower personally ordered the first democratically elected leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, to be assassinated by poisoning his toothpaste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
60% of a cow is used for food, and parts of the other 40% can be made into antifreeze, blood thinners, insulin, marshmallows, and toothpaste. businessinsider.com/surpr…
Ancient Romans used ground up mouse brain as toothpaste. pilloledistoria.it/5424/s…
In 1880, Doctor Washington Sheffield of New London, CT manufactured toothpaste into a collapsible tube. He had the idea after his son traveled to Paris and saw painters using paint from tubes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
In World War II, the Allies grew concerned about the nuclear potential of Germany when large amounts of radioactive materials were being removed from France. The Germans were just using it to make toothpaste. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Early tooth decay can be reversed. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva, and fluoride from toothpaste or other sources nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
Today I learned about Abu l-Hasan 'Ali Ibn Nafi' aka Ziryab, the blackbird of Cordoba. He introduced the three-course meal, consisting of soup, the main course, and dessert. He is thought to have invented an early toothpaste. He also started a vogue by changing clothes according to the weather and season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zir…
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
A study by the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR) has found that many of the toothpaste manufacturers are adulterating toothpastes and toothpowders with high quantity of nicotine. indiatoday.in/india/north…
The color code on the back of toothpaste tubes has nothing to do with the ingredients. The colors are to help the machines know when to cut the tube. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
Toothpaste is not necessary for good dental health. dentalplans.com/dental-in…
Prince Charles's butler was instructed to hold a specimen bottle for him to urinate in, and has other servants put his toothpaste on his toothbrush. theguardian.com/uk/2002/n…
Toothpaste tube were made from lead until WWII's metal rationing put the practice to an end. intelligentdental.com/201…
Toothpastes with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate increase the chance and pain of canker sores because they strip the protective lining of the mouth askthedentist.com/toothpa…
I Learned There's Petroleum Products (Derived from Crude Oil) in Toothpaste, Shampoo and Soap energy.gov/sites/prod/fil…
The blob of toothpaste that sits on your toothbrush is called a nurdle. blogs.reuters.com/unstruc…
Basic essential products like soap and toothpaste fuel an underground illegal economy and hold their value as they are constantly in demand and easier to fence. gizmodo.com/why-do-drug-s…
Brushing with toothpaste does not remove more plaque than brushing without toothpaste, according to a 2016 systematic review. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Rinsing after brushing your teeth is bad. If you "spit don't rinse" you maintain the flouride from the toothpaste on your teeth, which is the most important part. sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wc…
You're not supposed to rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth, instead you should leave the toothpaste on for the fluoride to be absorbed northtampadentistry.com/b…
Designer toothpaste is a thing, with some people paying as much as $50 a tube for unique flavours and organic ingredients. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The most sold item in New Hampshire Walmarts is Cinnamon-flavored toothpaste wgno.com/2018/01/01/walma…
Today I learned of Stirling Colgate, who attended Los Alamos Boy's School when the Manhattan Project took it over for development of A-bombs, later becoming a physicist contributing still classified information for the development of the H-Bomb...at Los Alamos...and was heir to the Colgate Toothpaste Fortune en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
At near the end of WWII, French intelligence found out that German scientists had smuggled out a large amount of a rare radioactive substance, thorium, and feared that it would be used in the German atomic program, but it turns out they just wanted to make radioactive toothpaste. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Forty percent of Americans who move to a new address switch toothpaste brands at the same time. epdf.tips/queue/uncle-joh…
Almost all major toothpaste brands contain sodium lauryl sulfate (also sodium dodecyl sulfate), an inexpensive lathering agent that is a known cause of canker sores. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7…
The refreshing and minty taste of toothpaste was originally constructed as a marketing technique, in which our subconscious minds learned to anticipate the tingling sensations of citric acid, mint oil, and other chemicals as a sign that our mouths were 'clean', thus creating a habit loop. slate.com/articles/arts/c…
Stirling Colgate, heir to the Colgate toothpaste family fortune, was a physicist who proposed the use of satellites for detection of nuclear weapons testing. He went on to conduct research that helped Chandrasekhar win a Nobel Prize after realizing that the satellites were detecting supernovae. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
Colgate bought a Chinese toothpaste brand called Darkie in 1985. The name was changed to Darlie but is still sold in China as Black Person Toothpaste en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Radioactive material was used in personal hygiene products, including: toothpaste, make-up, and condoms! io9.gizmodo.com/seriously…
A Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-II successfully took four pictures of the death camp in action that were smuggled out of the camp by the Polish resistance in a toothpaste tube #1-2 cremation of corpses in a fire pit from the chamber #3 naked women before they enter the chamber #4 miss-aimed ww2today.com/4-september-…
You shouldn't rinse your mouth out right after brushing your teeth. Doing so washes away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects. nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhea…
The Colgate toothpaste company developed a beef lasagna frozen TV dinner. They marketed it by using their toothpaste branding on the carton. foodandwine.com/news/colg…
Radium used to be an ingredient in common household items and foods, including coffee, chocolate, toothpaste, water, and cosmetics. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Contrary to popular mouthwash and toothpaste commercials, tooth enamel does not, and can not, grow back nor can it be repaired. Once it's gone it's gone. webmd.com/oral-health/fea…
Shark teeth are coated with fluoride, which acts like toothpaste and keeps the shark's mouth healthy and clean. news.discovery.com/animal…
During WWII, German scientists stole all the thorium they could while in occupied France. Allied intelligence thought they were using the thorium to produce an atomic bomb, but in fact, the scientists were only planning to use the thorium to make thorinated toothpaste after the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Many toothpastes contain small plastic beads which may lodge in the gums, are likely harmful to the environment, and are included in toothpaste for decorative purposes only dentistryiq.com/articles/…
Whale milk has 30-50% fat content and is often the consistency of toothpaste whalefacts.org/whale-milk…
Colgate (like the toothpaste) means hang yourself in Spanish. It is in the vos command form, most common in Argentina. wordreference.com/conj/Es…
During the early 20th century, when radiation was considered β€œhealthy”, there was a German toothpaste named Doramad, and it’s main selling point was that it contained Thorium for the strengthening of the β€œdefenses of teeth and gums” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Orange juice tastes bad after brushing because toothpaste blocks your sweet taste receptors due to a foaming agent that changes the permeability of your tongue cells. thehealthculture.com/2009…
New York state once gave all eighth graders a standardized test with a very bizarre English portion. Students had to answer questions about a story wherein a talking pineapple challenges a hare to a race with a ninja and a lifetime supply of toothpaste at stake! npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
There is a toothpaste named Black Man toothpaste that is sold by Colgate in asian countries. The name refers to stereotypically black males white teeth. In 1989 it held a 75% market share in Taiwan and is still sold today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Colgate (the toothpaste company) lasagna, Coffee-flavored Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola's "Coke II" are all real, discontinued products. mirror.co.uk/news/world-n…
Whales milk is similar in constancy as toothpaste; it must be thick, or else it will dissipate into the surrounding water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
A CVS store manager once strangled a homeless man to death for stealing toothpaste and crayons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CVS…
Today I learned of Darlie toothpaste. A Chinese brand of toothpaste, previously called "Darkie", literally translates to "Black Person Toothpaste" from Chinese (黑人牙膏). It was acquired by Colgate, and is not sold outside of Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The U.S. government adds fluorine (such as in toothpaste) to tap water to help the public combat dental problems. Conversely, fluorine in bottled water is not regulated, those who consume bottled water exclusively on average have more complications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Toothpaste has an expiration date doorcountydentistry.com/t…
When the popular Chinese toothpaste "Darkie" (黑人牙膏 - literally Black Person Toothpaste) was renamed "Darlie", a special ad campaign was ran assuring Chinese customers that "Black Person Toothpaste is still Black Person Toothpaste." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
How striped toothpaste is made. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
The glob of toothpaste you see in advertisements and packaging is called a "nurdle" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
In order to capitalize on their well known brand, Colgate launched frozen dinners in 1982. However, it turned out to be a complete failure because their brand was so widely associated with toothpaste, that consumers were turned off by the thought of "tasting" toothpaste. sellingtothemasses.com/20…
[] The blob of toothpaste they show in toothpaste ads is called a "Nurdle" cosmeticsdesign.com/Artic…
LG (yes the phone, TV, and other things company) makes toothpaste and soaps lgcare.com/english/produc…
The way toothpaste is depicted in advertising makes you use way too much of it. Dentists reccomend about 1/3 of that amount. renedellacqua.com/dental-…
Whale milk can be as thick as toothpaste reference.com/science/bab…
Cigarettes can be recycled through a free program by Terracycle, plus the packaging of Energy Bars, Chips, Toothpaste, Pens, Music Strings that usually end up in the landfill. Simply collect the waste, get a FREE shipping label from Terracycle and mail it in to be turned into something new. terracycle.com/en-US/brig…
There is a popular toothpaste in China that is titled "Darlie" and is formerly titled "Darkie". In Chinese it still literally translates to "black people toothpaste" (黑人牙膏). Its logo is a black man smiling. collegiatescholar2012.wor…
A "nurdle" is that perfect curly squirt of toothpaste on the end of a toothbrush used by toothpaste makers to advertise their product. reuters.com/article/2010/…
Colgate was the first toothpaste in a collapsible tube, introduced in 1896 in New York when it had previously been sold in glass jars since 1873 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
After Radium was discovered by M. Curie (who died from radiation), people used it in things like condoms, candy, toothpaste, and health tonics. One man drank 1400 bottles of it before his jaw fell off.

I was watching this video of BBC's QI and Today I learned a few things about Radium and Madame Curie.

from W: > "[At the beginning of the 20th century] The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were not then known, and much of her work had been carried out in a shed, without taking any safety measures. She had carried test tubes containing radioactive isotopes in her pocket and stored them in her desk drawer, remarking on the pretty blue-green light that the substances gave off in the dark."

People had no idea that Radium was harmful and it was used on many things that were placed in direct contact with the skin, or actually ingested. Millionaire Eben Byers is noted for drinking 1500 bottles of a "snake oil" radium tonic recommended to him by his doctor. This led to radium being absorbed into all of the bones in his body, leading to

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During WWII a German company manufactured toothpaste with radioactive thorium added claiming radioactivity would kill bacteria and strengthen the teeth and gums! orau.org/ptp/collection/q…
A single tube of bubble-gum flavored toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a child. fluoridealert.org/issues/…
The Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in toothpaste affects the bitter taste receptors in your tougue, making orange juice taste weird. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Mint toothpaste is mainly an American invention. Around the world they have more flavors like pear, pumpkin pudding, and curry. science.howstuffworks.com…
Indiana University developed fluoride toothpaste with Crest indianapublicmedia.org/mo…
The microbeads inside some toothpastes are actually just decorative bits made of polyethylene - the same material used for grocery bags and bullet-proof vests. news.discovery.com/human/…
Pepsodent toothpaste is Sassafras flavored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
Orange Juice tastes so horrible after brushing your teeth due to an ingredient in toothpaste called "Sodium Lauryl Sulfate," which suppresses taste buds from sensing sweetness. This leaves you to only tasting the bitter acidity of the juice. science.howstuffworks.com…
The small amount of toothpaste you use to brush your teeth with is called a "nurdle." en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nu…
Donald Deskey, who in 1932 did the famous interior of Radio City Music Hall, also went on to create the designs for Crest toothpaste, Jif peanut butter, Pampers diapers, Cheer laundry detergent, and a few others. nytimes.com/1989/04/30/ob…
Today I learned about a racist toothpaste en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Colgate first toothpaste was sold in glass Jars and soap was one of the ingredients firstversions.com/2015/03…
The Colgate toothpaste company tried to extend their brand by creating a line of frozen dinners. The idea remains today one of the worst product failures ever. saleshq.monster.com/news/…
Orange juice tastes bad after brushing your teeth due to Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) the foaming agent in toothpaste. science.howstuffworks.com…
Toothpaste suppresses the receptors on our taste buds that perceive sweetness and enhance receptors for bitterness. This is why everything tastes bad after brushing. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Plastic microbeads commonly found in toothpaste and face wash products make up 25% of all plastic pollution in the worlds oceans. beatthemicrobead.org/imag…
Toothpaste removes scratches on your prescription glasses, and it works really well. wikihow.com/Remove-Scratc…
A popular toothpaste in Chinese-speaking parts of Asia, Darlie, used to be called Darkie. Its Chinese branding (黑人牙膏) survived the change and still means "Black People Toothpaste" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The stuff in toothpaste that makes orange juice taste bad also works as a shark repellant at high concentrations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sod…
The Ancient Romans used a mixture of mouse brains and sodium bicarbonate to make a dough-like substance which would be used as toothpaste. pilloledistoria.it/5424/s…
The abrasive matter in toothpaste (the powder mixed with the paste that creates friction to help scrape things off your teeth) has roughly the same scrape capacity as 600 - 800 grit sandpaper. youtu.be/cwN983PnJoA?t=20…
Red Bull was created after an Austrian toothpaste salesman adapted a Thai drink called Krating Daeng en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra…
The person who invented the granola bar also invented he disposable diaper, the squeezable ketchup bottle, microwave cookware, Mentadent foaming toothpaste, and self-heating shaving cream. nysun.com/obituaries/stan…
The shape of toothpaste in commercials has a name: Nurdle bizjournals.com/triangle/…

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