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Toothbrush is the latest band to hit the Hanoi music scene. Four talented boys with way too much spare time and too little money have formed the greatest band ever for the love of good dental hygiene. If the ghost of Django Reinhardt formed an old time gypsy, funk love band with 5 fingered 1920′s Jazz hands and 12 bar blues caravaning folk tails in vests, Toothbrush would be their.... underpaid cleaners.
William Addis of England is credited with creating the first mass-produced toothbrush in 1780. In 1770 he had been placed in jail for causing a riot. While in prison, he decided that the method for teeth brushing of the time - rubbing a rag on one's teeth with soot and salt - could be improved. So he took a small animal bone, drilled small holes in it, obtained some bristles from a guard, tied them in tufts, then passed the bristles through the holes on the bone and glued them. He soon became very wealthy. He died in the year 1808 and left the business to his eldest son, William II.
To͞othˈbrŭsh (SMP) -Toothbutt
n. - tandbørste Nederlands (Dutch)
n. - brosse à dents
n. - Zahnbürste
n. - οδοντόβουρτσα
spazzolino da denti
n. - escova de dentes (f)