Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By Rednecks

10. Dental Floss

Flossing, the quickest and easiest way to keep your teeth clean that nobody actually does (don’t deny it, we’re already ashamed of you. We mean, have you even heard about how it helps prevent gum disease and gingivitis — er, sorry. Tangent over, back to article now) has a long and proud southern history. It begins in 1815, when a New Orleans dentist with the awesome name of Levi Spear Parmly recommended that people clean their teeth with silk floss. We hope they left it sticking out of the breast pocket of their jacket like a proper dandy. “I say, your floss looks delightful. Is it made with the finest silks of the Orient?” People probably didn’t ask that, but they should have.

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