Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brazilian Floss Dispensers

While Erin & Gabi were visiting Brazil, last month, they took this picture in the unisex rest room of a restaurant/bar.
Ah, Brazil!
So many things to like - and public floss dispensers!
How did Brazil get so many light years ahead of  the US in dental public health?
My basic question is why wouldn't a restaurant that serves meat or corn or any food offer its guests floss in their rest rooms?
A couple of years ago, I joined a blogging group of restaurateurs here in Washington and found that this just wasn't a fashionable idea for them, and appeals to common sense or good business, or getting a publicity edge for their business didn't seem to move them.
The times may be different now. 
Buying a couple of these floss dispensers and passing them around in local restaurants is now on the NFC agenda for 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clean Your Bike Gears with Floss - Gear Floss

Here's a link to a description of how competative cyclers clean their gears - Gear Floss!

"If you’ve ever flossed between your cogs with a rag, you know how the rag constantly snags on the cogs, hindering progress. But Finish Line Gear Floss is loosely-woven, absorbent, microfiber rope that slides in between the cogs and does a beautiful job. You can also use it to remove the dog hair, grime, and grass wrapped around your jockey wheel center bolts and around your bottom bracket spindle where it meets your crank arm.
I have a big roll of Gear Floss that I chop hunks off of whenever I need – which is frequently during cyclocross season, but the stocking stuffer size is a package of 20 ropes, each 20 inches long. You can clean a lot of cogsets with one 20-inch piece, so don’t think that it’s only 20 cog cleanings in a package. For $7, you can make somebody very happy, and they’ll probably wonder what the heck it is when they open the wrapping paper, which makes it even more fun."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Keep Floss in the Kitchen!

In a summary of 10 fresh ideas from the book "101 Things I Learned in Culinary School," by Louis Eguaras and Matthew Frederick, here's what was listed for #10:

"10. Keep dental floss in the kitchen: No, seriously. It's marvelous -- and much better than a knife -- for cutting layer cakes, roll cookies, soft cheeses, dough and cheesecake. Try it."

We've always known it!  Now others are catching up.

(Thanks for the tip, Sue!)

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Video Challenge Contender: Feats of Flossing!

Here is Libby and Scott's entry for the National Flossing Day Video Challenge, 2010!
They thank the members of CrossFit Davis for contributing their feats.

Great job, folks!

Feats of Flossing!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Littlest Flossers

Here are two pictures of our Littlest Flossers:
Abba lives in Vermont and copied her Dad, Joe, when he was flossing.  Joe says she enjoys the National Flossing Day videos, especially the one with the T-Rex!

Little Lily started flossing at 15 months with the encouragement of her Aunt Chrissy!

If you have a picture of a young flosser, send it to