1001 Uses For Dental Floss #9- The Floscar Awards

The National Flossing Council (did you know they existed?) awarded the Floscar in 1999 to the best movie featuring dental floss in the last 25 years.

The latest (and possibly the only) call for voting for the award, emceed by Arnold Scharzenegger, took place in 1999. He promised to include flossing in his then upcoming movie, Terminator 3. Not having made it through #2, I don’t know if he kept his promise.

The 5 finalists were:

Kingpin (1997) Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid

L.A. Story (1991) Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant

Pretty Woman (1990) Richard Gere and Julia Roberts

The Eiger Sanction (1975) George Kennedy and Clint Eastwood

Austin Powers (1997) Elizabeth Hurley and  Mike Myers

And the winner was….mandatory pause while we tear open the envelope….. Pretty Woman, with 27% of the votes cast.

You can watch the exciting evening on this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWIeGQEq34


4 thoughts on “1001 Uses For Dental Floss #9- The Floscar Awards

  1. I have another (un-zany!) use for dental floss that I don’t see here. A culinary use. To split a cake into even layers, it is much easier to wrap a piece of dental floss all around the cake at the right place and start pulling firmly but carefully until it meets in the middle. Much more accurate than working your way around it with a knife which usually (for me) results in a layer that is thick on one side and thin on the other.


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