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The Surprising Reason Why Kids’ Toothbrushes Have Colored Bristles

It’s an “I didn’t know this!” moment for most parents.


As a parent, you may have thought that buying a toothbrush with colored bristles for your kids will make brushing teeth all the more fun for them. But what you would never have guessed is that those colored bristles actually have a purpose – and it’s just not about aesthetics.

Mom of two Holly Ben found out the truth and was blown away by the fact that colored bristles in a kid’s toothbrush have a purpose that’s more than just to make the brush colorful and appealing for the little ones. In a post on Facebook, she shared the fact that has blown the minds of most parents.

Those colored bristles are actually toothpaste indicators.

It tells you just how much toothpaste your child needs depending on his/her age.

Admit it, many of us won’t take time to read what’s written on the back of the packaging of some common household items. But last week, Holly decided to read what’s on it after opening a new toothbrush for her daughter. Note that the mom had opened many of the same toothbrushes before. She then took to Facebook and shared her discovery, writing:

‘Tell me I am NOT the only one who didn’t know that the colored bristles on children’s toothbrushes are “toothpaste indicators” that tell you where to put it and how much toothpaste to use!?’

Apparently, a lot of parents also didn’t realize what those colored bristles are for or have never wondered why they’re there. In less than a week, Holly’s post found on her Facebook page, Little Learners Southport, was shared about 5,000 times.

That should mean there were many “I didn’t know this” moments.

Parents shared their responses along with the realization that they have let their kids use too much toothpaste during brushing time. Holly was also surprised to see the huge reaction from her informative post.

‘I can’t believe the response it’s got to be quite honest. I am a small local company and just thought I’d be sharing it with a few hundred mums who follow my page. It’s crazy!

Did you know beforehand what those colored bristles were for?


Spiders Are Friends: Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid Of Them in Your Home

An entomologist explains how these creatures can actually be helpful indoors.

Not a lot of people like spiders, especially not inside their homes. But you should think twice before getting rid of one because, apparently, spiders can be beneficial to have in your home. A lot of them are not dangerous, too.

Entomologist Matt Bertone recently wrote about this topic on The Conversation, where he explains why you shouldn't kill spiders found in your home. He wrote: "Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem – as well as being fellow organisms in their own right."

According to Bertone, some spiders are accidentally trapped inside homes, while others are just temporary visitors.

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Poop Transplant Cures Diarrhea Same Way Antibiotics Do, New Study Reveals

People are shoving another person’s poop up their behinds to get rid of diarrhea and this study says it is the right thing to do.

Prioritizing our health is normal. In fact, many people go to great lengths to treat all kinds of illnesses and stay healthy for as long as possible. But would you be willing to have someone else’s feces put into your body in exchange for a healthier colon?

Surprising as it may be, a new medical trend emerges in this technologically-advanced era and it involves a disgusting way of treating diarrhea called "poop transplant."

Clostridium difficile infection is one of the most common causes of diarrhea

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The “Human Fish,” Largest Known Cave-Dwelling Predator Found in Postojna, Slovenia

The cool creatures known as “human fish” were discovered back in 1768.

It's an exciting year for Slovenia's Postojna Cave. The karst cave system known as the "Underground Grand Canyon" is currently celebrating its 200th anniversary. In addition to that, the cave's baby dragons got official stamps in honor of their 250th anniversary.

Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti is credited for giving the "baby dragons" their binomial name Proteus anguinus. Locals also call the aquatic salamander "human fish". The olm is the largest known cave-dwelling animal and can live for over half a century. They live exclusively in Postojna Cave and cannot be found elsewhere.

Postojna Cave was first discovered in 1818 and is the only known home for Proteus anguinus or "baby dragons".

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