Alastair Crombie

Colgate Dental Cream (Toothpaste) With Gardol - ca. 1950s (Photo: Wikimedia/Thistle33)

When Was Toothpaste Invented?

From ashes of ox hooves, eggshells, pumice, and myrrh to fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate, the history of toothpaste has come a long way in 7000 years.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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