1001 Uses For Dental Floss #10- Monkeys Are Flossing


If a monkey can learn to floss, so can you. Macaque monkeys in Thailand have been observed by researchers at Japan’s Kyoto University Primate Research Institute flossing their teeth with strands of human hair. Not only do they do that, but they also teach the good habit to their children, by exaggerating and slowing the movements involved when they see they’re being watched. Why the monkeys choose to use human hair is a mystery. Do they pull hair from their handlers heads? Maybe they like the smell of human hair after it’s been shampooed. Maybe they couldn’t get to their pharmacy or other source to buy dental floss.

So, act like a monkey. Floss.