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Today in Heritage History, June 24, 1284, the toothbrush (originally made from boar bristles attached to boar bone) is invented in China. It was not until 2010 however that the invention was accidentally discovered in the gift shop of an RV Park in New York by the famous Tennessee explorer, Skeeter Polo. Polo brought the discovery back to Tennessee in hopes of trading it for beer and Slim Jim’s with natives in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi. The idea of toothbrushing in the South, never really caught on.

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