Floss Facts

by Larry Emmott on September 12, 2005

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Year commercial floss was first manufactured: 1882
Material it was first made of: silk
Newest material: Gore-tex
Amount bought per person: 18 yards
Amount that should be bought per person: 122 yards (figuring one foot a day)
Percent who say they floss daily: 28% (some are fibbing, according to the sales data above)
In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped.

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