Attention, grinning gum guardians! Here comes a day dedicated to that thin piece of string hidden in your bathroom drawer, yes, we’re talking about floss! Back with a history as entangled as last year's dental care routine, it's time to clear the plaque and delve into the wonderfully woven story of National Flossing Day.
It's national flossing day on the 25th November.
If you found the most mentions of National Flossing Day lining the digital media landscape on 25 Nov 2016, you know you're not alone. The internet nearly imploded with 2071 mentions celebrating this day, proving that dental hygiene is anything but mundane.
National Flossing Day is the dental do-gooders' answer to the Thanksgiving hangover, reminding people to floss away the remnants of that turkey dinner. Before this day got the internet buzzing, it was merely a well-concealed secret among dental professionals.
National Flossing Day has captured the hearts and teeth of people across the globe, making a humble piece of twisted string into a celebrity overnight. It employs the universal language of dental hygiene to break down the boundaries of geography and language. The day acknowledges the quiet hero that dutifully dislodges the nefarious bit of popcorn or turkey that, left unchecked, could lead to the dreaded dental apocalypse.
From here on out, National Flossing Day is bound to be a steadfast fixture in the dental calendar, continuing to garner attention and spread smiles (and good oral hygiene!) far and wide. So go ahead, grab that floss and mark the next National Flossing Day in your calendar. You’ll not only be doing your teeth a favor, but also joining a global movement of dental warriors.
In the early 1980s, a dance move called the 'floss' began to emerge in the hip-hop and street dance culture. Dancers would swing their hips in one direction while swinging their arms in the opposite direction, creating a flossing-like motion. The term 'floss' was used to describe this distinctive dance move.
Around the year 2000, the term 'flossing' took on a new meaning outside the world of dancing. It became synonymous with the act of using dental floss to clean between the teeth. This change in meaning was influenced by the similarity of the dance move's swinging motion to the action of flossing teeth.
With the rise of social media in the 2010s, the term 'flossing' gained even more popularity. Videos of people performing the floss dance move went viral, capturing the attention of millions of viewers. The term became widely associated with the dance and gained recognition beyond the hip-hop community.
The video game Fortnite, released in 2017, introduced an in-game dance emote called 'The Floss.' The emote featured a character performing the floss dance move, making it even more popular among gamers and pop culture enthusiasts. As a result, 'flossing' became a familiar term to a wider audience.
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