Latest Toothpick Stories

2014-04-14 23:07:33

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, Pickspork, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "After I finish eating, I like to clean my teeth so that I am confident that there is no food caught between them," said an inventor from Jacksonville, Fla. "Of course, I do not always have a toothpick on me, so I came up with this invention to solve the problem." He developed the PICKSPORK to ensure that a toothpick is readily...

2013-12-02 23:03:55

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit the Flex Pix to applicable companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 "Healthy teeth and good oral hygiene are important for proper overall health," said an inventor from Milwaukee, Wisc., "so I decided that there needed to be a way to aid oral care." The FLEX PIX is an accessory that provides an easy way to remove food from between teeth without the need to use a hard toothpick. As a...

Neanderthals Used Toothpicks
2013-10-17 13:07:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered how the use of toothpicks to remove food scraps from between the teeth dates back all the way to as early as Homo habilis. Now, researchers examining the Cova Foradà Neanderthal fossil found this hominid also used toothpicks to ease the pain associated with oral diseases like inflammation of the gums. This discovery, reported in the journal PLOS ONE, is the oldest documented case of palliative treatment of dental...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Need an extra decoration to spice up your holiday gathering? The Flag Company, Inc. introduces 3 new Holiday Toothpick Flag sets guaranteed to provide holiday spirit. With new Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Yearâs sets available, customers can decorate their sandwiches, cakes, and tables with these inexpensive but fun flags. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Need an extra decoration to spice up your holiday gathering? The Flag Company, Inc. introduces 3 new Holiday Toothpick Flag...

2010-09-15 07:35:00

HESPERIA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of cinnamon dates back over 4,000 years. It has a broad range of historical health applications in different cultures, and over those years some of the anecdotal uses included boosting cognitive function and memory, treating rheumatism, helping with digestion and relieving certain menstrual disorders. In addition, when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. A more significant...

2009-09-24 11:39:59

Police in Pennsylvania said a man who allegedly flicked a toothpick onto the sidewalk outside of another man's home was cited for harassment. Brian Taylor, 43, told Carlisle police Richard Cantor, 56, drove out of his way Friday morning to flick the toothpick onto the sidewalk in front of Taylor's home, The Patriot News of Harrisburg, Pa., reported Thursday. Taylor told police Cantor makes frequent attempts to annoy him. Cantor was cited for harassment, which carries a maximum fine of $300.

2008-08-09 15:00:20

By MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER According to its MySpace page, its status is "swinger," its sign Aries and its mood happy -- and that last bit is an understatement. The newish Hot Pop shop in the Third Ward is a sanctum sanctorum to bright, bouncy cuteness. It's gleaming, lacquer-like shelves are lined with urban playthings for grown-ups: designer vinyl toys, home accessories, art, T-shirts, jewelry, books and custom-designed sneakers, all with an anime/graffiti/DIY (do it yourself)...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.